'Meanest Mom on the Planet'

An Iowa mother who put her teenage son’s car up for sale after finding a bottle of liquor under the seat is claiming the title, according to the Associated Press:

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.”

Hambleton has heard from people besides interested buyers since recently placing the ad in The Des Moines Register.

The 48-year-old from Fort Dodge says she has fielded more than 70 telephone calls from emergency room technicians, nurses, school counselors and even a Georgia man who wanted to congratulate her.

Read the rest at the link above. For some reason, it reminds me of a classified ad someone submitted to the weekly newspaper in my community many years ago:

TEENAGERS: Parents not cool? Curfew? Lack of privacy? MOVE OUT NOW – get a job, pay your own bills. HURRY – act now, while you still know everything!

Why did the polls blow it in New Hampshire?