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June 30th, 2007 at 08:44 pm

Woah, didn't realise time whizzed by so quickly, been waiting for something interesting to post about, as my daily spending gets mundane (milk, bread, busfare...)

Our local supermarket has one of those noticeboards where people can post ads. Today I was browsing it and I saw the following:

For Sale: Would your little girl like a walking talking Fifi doll? (unwanted birthday present) $20. Phone XXX

Well, I admit I've regifted a few unwanted presents in my time, but I'm usually careful to post them to the other end of the country. Selling a child's birthday gift seems a bit on the nose to me. Or - maybe the parents gave it and the child didn't want it? But in that case why didn't they return it to the shop? There's a story in there somewhere, any writers among us care to have a go at it?

3 Responses to “Would you do this?”

  1. nance Says:

    Mean parents, bought the doll for their little girl. Said child misbehaved! Mean parents took doll away as a punishment. Mean parents!

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    Dolls that walked and talked always gave me the heebie jeebies, maybe it freaked the kid out.

  3. monkeymama Says:

    LOL. I'd sell the kids toys in a heartbeat. They have TOO MUCH! They got a million presents for Christmas, many unused. It's funny because I was just telling dh we had to go through all the toys and maybe sell some of that stuff they never touched. Their birthdays are next week and I asked for no toys but so far I see about 1/2 million on the horizon. So we have to make way. People don't respect our wishes that the kids not drown in a million toys, they can't be surprised if we start selling them. Though generally we wait a few months rather than yanking them from the kids when they receive them. Though frankly they are too young to care or notice.

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