Trading Post

Reading through the Trading Post over the weekend, a few of the ads struck me as a trifle suspect. See what you think:

Infrared & low light hand held night scope, Israeli made, suit surveillance or hobbyist $750

Hobbyist?! Just what kind of hobby requires a hand held night scope?! Only one really comes to mind, and that involves scrambling around in bushes at night infringing people’s privacy.

But if you think that’s weird, try this:

Goats for sale or hire

Hire?! Why on earth would I want to hire a goat? I wonder if he checks them for damage when they’re returned? I can see the statement made to police now…

"Yeah well, we got a bit drunk, you know.. running around the paddock in the nude and hitting each other with sticks. And then we thought hell, why not hire a goat?"

Have you spotted some weird ads somewhere? Well just keep ’em to yourself – you don’t want everybody thinking you’re a weirdo.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.