I was just lamenting on Facebook – not five minutes ago !– that society has gone to hell in a hand basket, that people are becoming more terrible by the day, and we are all plunging to the bottom of the barrel at warp speed.
Then I read the following story on Oddity Central and now I just want to curl into a ball and hide under my bed forever:
A 6-months-pregnant Florida student has found a very simple way of paying her college fees – selling positive pregnancy tests online for $30 a piece.
“Very self explanatory: I am 6 months and I am providing a product in which the consumer is able to purchase positive pregnancy tests or urine for your own use,” the woman’s Craiglist ad states. “Whether you are using it for your own amusement such as a prank, or to blackmail the CEO of Apple who you are having an affair with I DON’T CARE AT ALL.” As if it wasn’t clear enough already, the woman assures potential clients that this is an “absolutely no questions asked type of deal”.
She told reporters that she had been looking for a job she could do while pregnant, and after hearing about this practice from other women, she decided that the money was too good to pass up.
“I saw from other women and their experiences that it’s very easy, $200 in a day off something I have to do no matter what,” she said. “Me being in college working on a bachelor’s and needing all this money to pay for a degree, this was a no-brainer.”
As soon as she placed the first ad on Craiglist, the money started flowing. The woman added that dozens of people contact her to meet up for positive pregnancy tests and urine every day, with some traveling all the way from Orlando, but she never asks what they are using them for. To her, it’s just a job that happens to pay very well.
WJAX legal expert Dale Carson says that this kind of practice falls into a legal gray area, since it’s not illegal to sell urine, but the buyer could be using it to commit fraud. “This is the kind of thing that makes legislators go ‘we need to pass a law that says you can’t do this,’” he added.
If you want in on the “pregnant pee” action, though, you are out of luck. Since the story went national, the Craigslist ad has been removed.