Thursday, April 26, 2012

Northwoods Wants

The geezer doesn’t spend much time reading a weekly electronic edition of my hometown newspaper.  Members of my immediate family are long gone.  Even my interest in the obituaries is declining as fewer and fewer familiar names show up. 

A visit to the want ad section is extremely rare. Yet something drew my eye there in the April 17 edition of the Tomahawk Leader. I found this entry:

WANTED:  Double-barrel shotgun. Also: A girlfriend. Each need not be real pretty but proper functioning is important (Need not be a single transaction). 715-612-1680.

At least one north woods denizen hasn’t lost the somewhat quirky sense of humor long associated with the area.  If you’ve got the goods and  want to make a deal with him, call the number.

6 comments:

Sightings said...

Reminds me of the old joke about the farmer advertising for a wife: Wanted: eligible woman with a horse -- send picture of horse.

Kay said...

I always knew people in the Midwest had a fun sense of humor.

schmidleysscribblins,wordpress.com said...

Quirky sense of humor or not I would run a mile in the other direction. Dianne

Dick Klade said...

He must have had some callers. The ad wasn't in this week's paper. Or perhaps it was a one-time spoof.

joared said...

Great ad! Says a lot. Wish we knew what happened.

When we first moved to Claremont I enjoyed the quirky Police Blotter local crime reports that often were really funny. Today they all seem much more traditional and pretty serious by contrast.

Dick Klade said...

Called the number and got a runaround recorded message. So I think the whole thing was a joke.