An Iowa woman who found alcohol in her son's car placed a classified ad explaining the situation and sold the car, Fox News reported Jan. 9.
Jane Hambilton said she only had two rules when she gave the 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue to her 19-year-old son: no alcohol and keep the doors locked. When she found liquor in the car — which her son said was left there by someone else — she placed the following ad:
“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.”
The car was quickly sold, and Hambilton got dozens of calls from emergency-room technicals, school counselors, and others. “It's overwhelming the number of calls I've gotten from people saying 'Thank you, it's nice to see a responsible parent,'” she said. “So far there are no calls from anyone saying, 'You're really strict. You're real overboard, lady.'”