(3.8 points if you get the sarcasm and a gun reference )
Oh gosh, don’t you just hate it when someone sees you calling them out on being a nutter? On Facebook no less! There seems to be a theme this week: censorship and Facebook! Actually, this post is less about cencorship (well, really, not at all) and mostly about Facebook (well, really, all about).
It all started one bright, sunny day when the following ad was placed on Craigslist
“7 year old stud must go or will be sent to feedlot for slighter – $300 (Lewiston id)
I have a 7 year old stud I got for a friend and it’s not working out must sell now or will be sent for dog food. He needs a lot of work someone that will give him a lot of time”
But then darkness came and encompassed the once fair kingdom…
The fair maiden (person who posted the ad to a rescue’s Facebook page) sought counsel from the King (the rescue) but was waylaid by the court jester (the CL advertiser) and all was lost since there was a major time deadline that the jester prevented the maiden from meeting. Oopsies.
So (presumably) the owner, who is selling the horse or sending it for dog food, is mad because someone called them a nut job while at the same time pretty much offering to come and take the horse off her hands. I suppose I can understand the owner feeling affronted, but what do people expect when they post stuff like this?! Do they really see nothing wrong with what they’ve said? Threatening strangers on the internet with sending your horse to slaughter is not what anyone, by any stretch of the imagination, would call a “good ad”.
I do like how the owner assumes the original poster’s problem is with her selling the horse. In actuality, her selling the horse appears to be the first thing she’s done right!
Buying a horse for a friend? Wrong.
Buying a STUD for a friend? Wrong-o!
Not including all vital stats in the ad? Negatory, good buddy.
Utilizing the classic “buy my horse or else” statement? W-w-w-w-wrong! (I was free stylin’)
Choosing to ignore the corrections spell check was undoubtedly screaming at you while you typed the ad? B-b-b-b-bad (I think my free styles are getting better!) (also: B-b-b-bad to the bone!)
And, in case anyone was going to ask, I don’t disagree with what the rescue owner posted. I do wholeheartedly believe that there are many more details to uncover and an assessment by an experienced (quality) trainer should be performed before any final decisions are made. However, it is a possibility that the horse is just too dangerous (provided what the owner said is accurate). Somehow, in this situation, I get the feeling that it’s more of a case of the math not adding up
inexperienced owner + young stud = ouch.
Oh no, wait, the math works just fine. Guess the owner signed up for the wrong equation. Perhaps next time she’ll just get one of these: