Dad writes hilarious online advert to sell kids’ trampoline

One dad got so fed up with his children, he decided to sell their trampoline on the Internet with a hilarious advert.


by Fiona Day |
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The fed up father from Boston posted the advert onto American site Craigslist after his kids refused to play on their new toy, despite ‘begging’ him to buy it for them.

He wrote: ‘They begged. Pleaded. Told me how they’d use it EVERY day. How our house would become THE place to hang out. We had a hot tub. And a basketball court. And a fire pit. And a hammock. But if we had THIS, well, we’d be rock stars. Plus since I “messed up their lives” by moving them here in middle school, I owed them at least this much. God, dad.’

‘So I caved. And I bought it. And I built it. And that first night they jumped.’

‘Then I watched from my window as the summer turned to fall and the fall turned to winter and the flurries came down and the snowmen went up and the rain came down and the flowers came up and spring turned to summer and I watched even still from the window, waiting, just waiting, for someone, anyone, to use that damn trampoline even once more.’

The angry dad posted the advert online
The angry dad posted the advert online

‘Oh please, please, just once.’

‘My kids suck.’

He finished the advert: ‘So after two years of sitting in my window staring out like a creepy old neighbour, I am selling it to make room for gardenias or tomato plants or a stockade jail to house three grumpy teenagers.’

What do you think of his advert?

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