Monday, June 9, 2008

FOR SALE!!


Summer has arrived like a Buffalo herd crossin a Croc stream, and the kiddies are probably already gettin bored.

Well friend, have I got a deal for you!
12 feet in diameter, like a gajillion springs, soft rubbery bouncy mat, ripped and faded spring guard, and most importantly-- no pesky safety netting!



All this backyard bouncy fun can be yours for $11,877!!
All I need to do is recoup my investment up to this point. (You know, the initial cost, plus any unforseen incidentals that may have come up.)

Where else can you be guaranteed* a summer full of fun and airborne children, for less than $12g's? No where.
That's where.
AAAAnnnnd, because you are such a valued reader and member of the TTKU fan club, I'm gonna ship it free! Act now, and you will receive the entire set-up at your doorstep in time for the 4th of July!

(All except for 1 really big screw which will be shipped after surgical removal in about 6 months.)

*guarantee not actually guaranteed.

There are lots of screws loose over here.


16 comments:

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

Please, please, please tell me that's not your daughter!!!

Reason #2,332 not to get a trampoline(includes a nice picture of a nice girl in a nice pink cast)
I'll be printing this out to show my kids. Hope you don't mind. :)

damon said...

Yes, that's my daughter.
Doin her Johnny Knoxville "Jackass" pose.

(Cute pink cast, heh?)

leigh said...

i'll trade you one slightly used trampoline for one barely used ripstick, which is already responsbile for an estimated two grand of dental repair work.

Sunshine said...

First day at the pool and my 9 year old son gets a bad case of sun poisoning on his face... now he looks nothing like himself and must stay out of the sun until it clears up... hope granma is available to babysit because mommy is going to the pool!!!
Sorry to hear about your daughter... didn't the kids get the memo this shit should happen before school starts not at the beginning of summer?

Alice said...

Those things are deadly. My sister has a screw in her elbow from a trampoline accident. If that's your daughter - I wish her the best. Sucks having a cast through the summer when you can't hit the pool.

Bee said...

Yeah, this is why I ban all things that involve jumping. Actually anything that involves exercise...

Tracy said...

My husband was a doctor in the E.R. when we were pregnant with our first child and I always knew what kind of injuries he had seen that day by his bans when he got home.

"She is NEVER going to own a trampoline!"

"She will NEVER be on a scooter!"

And the list went on and on.

I hope your daughter feels better soon! I wish I could buy the trampoline (it's such a great deal) but they were banned when our kids were still in utero.

Sully Sullivan said...

Yikes. I don't know, I'm still kind of a fan of trampolines. They get tired fast and of course...9 times out of 10 you end up in a pink cast, but hey...risk vs reward. I'll take the trampoline off your hands.

VE said...

I'd put it in the house and laugh when they hit their head...

Bex said...

Oh, man. That sucks. There is a kid in my neighborhood who fell on a trampoline and needed multiple reconstructive surgeries to make her back to herself again.

Ugh. A full leg cast in the Florida heat and humidity. That totally blows.

Jeff said...

Dude, bummer. My kid was in a cast all winter from his fingertips to his arm pit from snowboarding. So I guess kids are gonna break something no matter where you live!

Deb said...

Crap! Maybe you can sell it on Craigslist as a "Portable Shade Tarp for Summer Pot Gardens."

Drowsey Monkey said...

OMG ... poor thing, altho she does look happy, and the pink is very cool :) I broke my arm when I was a kid, nothing as exotic as this,just fell on the ice. Once the cast was removed mom used it for years to hold plastic flowers, LOL.

unfinishedperson said...

We've got those all over here in redneck Pennsylvania, especially without the pesky safety netting and usually setting right out next to a road too -- and right next to a trailer (not that I'm implying anything about them or you, mind you ;)

leigh said...

maybe you could always repurpose it. the man show, the backyard edition. hot girls on trampolines, anyone?

Jennifer said...

OOOO NOOO!!!!!!! She is in for a long summer, poor girl