There are all kinds of crazy in the world. I’m flabbergasted by the crap people put online, or rather, are allowed to put online. In this case, our culprit is a man seeking a midget to kick his ex-girlfriend on the shins. The website – Gumtree, of course.
Once upon a time in Randburg, there was a man who wanted to find the perfect midget to kick his ex-girlfriend in the shins. The desperate man then turned to classifieds website, Gumtree, to advertise the job offer. The man, only known as ‘Brett’, told The Star that “Midget revenge is the only form of revenge that works these days.” And I’m sure his girlfriend of two months really deserves a kick in the shins after abruptly ending such a long-term commitment. Although I’m sure the femme fatale could not be bothered by ‘Brett’s’ immaturities, it could be discriminatory of dwarfism. But he’s not phased.
“Fuck if I care. They know they are midgets. I’m not being politically correct about this.” Okay, he might not care much for the disabled, but women’s rights? Nah, also no sign of remorse as he merely advertised for his ex to be kicked “once (not too hard) in the shin, and leave”. To make things more interesting the ex, along with the obese and women armed with heels, replied to Brett’s offer. I give to you the joys of her response: “A very angry man recently dumped is suffering from severe anger issues and in need of some serious therapy. He also has midget fetishes and as a result is suffering from poor social skills and needs some help to adjust into normal society. Please help this poor man to get over his issues as there aren’t many midgets out there and he’ll end up feeling lost and lonely.” If you think that Twitter wars are getting boring, this has just kicked up the bar of social inadequacy. Blessed with the sense of humour of a 16-year-old teenage boy, even I think that this is distasteful.
As interesting as this story is, it’s not the only creepy shit people are offering on Gumtree. People are being sold as pets (yes, this happened to fellow COUP blogger, Libby) and selling home made baby food (double yum!). Who monitors the site? Using celebs (who obviously don’t need extra cash) to advertise your site doesn’t make up for the crap that’s actually available on it.