Thursday, January 10, 2008

"Meanest Mom on the Planet"

Heh. From MSN:

DES MOINES, Iowa - Jane Hambleton has dubbed herself the "meanest mom on the planet."

After finding alcohol in her son's car, she decided to sell the car and share her 19-year-old's misdeed with everyone — by placing an ad in the local newspaper.

The ad reads: "OLDS 1999 Intrigue. Totally uncool parents who obviously don't love teenage son, selling his car. Only driven for three weeks before snoopy mom who needs to get a life found booze under front seat. $3,700/offer. Call meanest mom on the planet."


Anonymous said...

A great story, but honestly, once the car was sold she should have pulled the ad. Now she's just begging for more of the attention that she's gotten used to over the course of the ordeal.

-That guy from Chicago

Jeff Nelson said...

Agreed, Guy. If she'd kept it in to drive home the larger point about parenting, that'd be one thing. Unfortunately, the article only states that she did it to get more phone calls.

Still, a great story.

Anonymous said...

four kids died last weekend just east of here. Glad Mom wants to do what's right, and pull the car from a kid that doesn't respect it.