Monday, September 28, 2009

Would You Prefer A Black One With White Stripes or a White One With Black Stripes?

I decided to have a look at Craigslist tonight because there's always something interesting or funny or completely inappropriate to be found. I'm so glad I did.

After clicking on the ad, I laughed so hard I could barely breathe. I sat there with tears in the corners of my eyes trying to read the ad to Mr. Right, but I was laughing so hard I couldn't speak.

I'm seriously contemplating responding to the author of this ad to let him know he made my day. For a few inexplicably hysterical moments, my blues morphed into a rainbow. One painted by clowns. Drunk clowns with no thumbs.

If you don't find it funny, please don't tell me or I'll have to seriously reconsider our relationship.

Date: 2009-09-28, 8:46PM MST

i am looking to buy a trained zebra.
if not a baby zebra so i can train it myself.
i love zebras and i would love one as a pet
pleasse let me know if you or anyone you know has a zebra for sale
i would gladly appreciate it.
thanks in advance.

  • Location: queen creek
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

(Maybe he could train it to do this?)


Reya Mellicker said...

Oh dear! A zebra, eh? Wow.

When I tried to sell my chandelier, my roommate wrote an hilarious ad about how it had hung in the bedchamber of Marie Antoinette, and later was smuggled out of revolution torn France in a round of Morbier.

I got many responses thanking me for the funny ad, but no one wanted to buy it.

lakeviewer said...

I'm glad to know that I can list my wishes on Craig's List. Funny.

AmyWW said...

A zebra? Okay, but I HAVE to know -trained to do what?

Lee Ryan said...

They are probably tired of the football officiating and decided to do something about it.

The Bug said...

Well, shoot, if I'd known I could I would have posted for a penguin!

That's hilarious!

Amy said...

Reya: People amaze me with their humor and creativity. I think I would have bought your chandelier just because of the ad. However, I don't have a zebra so I can't help this fellow out.

Rosaria: Have you ever taken a look at Craigslist?! It's this amazing mish mash of actual ads mixed in with random wierdness. Apparently, you can put just about anything on there!

Amy: After I stopped laughing and could think clearly, that was my very first question. What does he want to train it TO DO?!

Lee: You may be on to something there. And, if the Eagles don't do well this season, my husband will be posting his own ad for a refereeing zebra.

Bug: A penquin?! I wouldn't place that ad. You might end up with a homeless nun on your doorstep.

steven said...

yow amy - a zebra - that'd be cool to walk or better yet - to ride around town on wouldn't it?! imagine arriving at a restaurant and tying it up to a lamppost. man there's tons of potential - and no i am not the guy who posted the ad!! steven

Amy said...

Steven: Way to try and cover. You can't fool me though. *wink*

susan said...

I found a camel for sale!

Amy said...

Susan: Seriously?! Was it a local camel or were you going to have to pay for shipping?

NanU said...

I want one too!
That way, I'll always have something for the Thursday Zebras meme.

Tessa said...

Hoot! Oh lordy lord, I do hope no one tells him that even though zebras look like stripy horses, they are totally untrainable. If worse came to worst, he could always paint stripes on a horse. (Why am I assuming the advertiser is a 'he'?!)

Oooh, it's so good to be back amongst my bloggy friends! I'm off now to play catch-up on all your recent posts...byeeee xxx

Linda Rae said...

I think it would be worth it to contact the owner and find out what it can do. Fetch? Roll over? I wonder exactly what a zebra can do...

Inga K said...

Wow! Craig's List is really something isn't it? You can search for hookers and zebras all at the same time!

Aunt Juicebox said...

I know I was already following your blog, but stupid blogger has screwed me yet again. Arrrrrrrrrrgh. Oh well, all fixed now.

I just watched a show last night where people with monkeys treat them like babies. It was scary.

Bee and Rose said...

What kind of training can a zebra possibly have? lol! I want one if it will clean my house!

You are a riot!

Penney said...

I love Craigslist.

(PS, never accidentally type craiglist instead of craigslist. Just take my word for it.)