Thursday, July 26, 2012
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For what I think is the third time in Kijiji Hall Of Fame history, a French ad for an ugly couch has captured the public's imagination. (Here's the first one, which spawned a whole web site!) More than 13-thousand hits so far for this one -- UPDATED now more than 35-thousand. Translation, provided by the original poster, follows the French.
Divan pour famille qui prévoit avoir un enfant
Address Rue de Normandie, Sainte-Julie, QC J3E, Canada
For Sale By Owner
Your Girlfriend wants kids and because you love her a lot and you want her to be happy you said yes? Well that’s it buddy because you have no idea what you are getting yourself into (and neither does your girlfriend). Okay you and I know both know that you finished university 5-6 years ago, you found a nice job and you’ve been having fun with you new “big salary”. You met a girl, you went to Cuba and Mexico together in an all inclusive vacation resort a few times and things clicked. Your buddies all liked her and everything. So slowly a routine settles in. Your girlfriend, in order to put a little bit of spice back in your life, asks you if you wanna have a kid…and then you said yes, telling yourself that it would take one or two years before something sticks. Not even, your girlfriend stops taking the pill and BAM, it works the first time you try. In any case it’s too late to change your mind. BUT it’s not too late to save your nice living room set and home theater that you bought last Boxing Day! Because babies are nice and all but by the time your little Liam or little Emma hits one years old there will be nothing left to break in your living room. Your DVD collection? Forget it man! Your flat screen 62 inch TV? Full of gunky fingerprints and scratches. Your twelve remotes? Your baby will have made at least 3 of them mysteriously disappear forever. You want my advice friend? Put all your nice stuff in the basement bring back all your old stuff in the living room. And this is where I come in. I’m offering you a greige linen sofa that fits three. Your baby is gonna be able to do whatever he or she wants to that thing: regurgitate, pee, draw with crayons and spill chocolate milk. And you won’t even care because 1) all your good stuff is in the basement (and chances are you’ll be spending a lot of your time there too) and 2) this is a really fugly sofa. What’s more, since it’s a three seater you can sleep on it when your girlfriend and the kid falls asleep after feeding at 2 o’clock in the morning and the kid is laying horizontally across your pillow sticking his feet in your face. This sofa can also be useful for the times that your girlfriend lets you out for once to have a night with the boys and in the event that you drink entirely too much to compensate for all the times you told them “I have to go home an take over care of the baby.” I’m telling you, life as you know it is coming to an end. But to accompany you on this journey there’s my beautiful greige three seater. Think about it, at least you still have control over this. Save your nice living room set and get yourself a fallback position of last resort!