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    Mom sells rule-breaking son's car

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Jane Hambleton has dubbed herself the "meanest mom on the planet."


    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.

    "The ad cost a fortune, but you know what? I'm telling people what happened here," Hambleton says. "I'm not just gonna put the car for resale when there's nothing wrong with it, except the driver made a dumb decision.

    "It's overwhelming the number of calls I've gotten from people saying 'Thank you, it's nice to see a responsible parent.' So far there are no calls from anyone saying, 'You're really strict. You're real overboard, lady.'"

    The only critic is her son, who Hambleton says is "very, very unhappy" with the ad and claims the alcohol was left by a passenger.

    Hambleton believes her son but has decided mercy isn't the best policy in this case. She says she set two rules when she bought the car at Thanksgiving: No booze, and always keep it locked.

    The car has been sold, but Hambleton says she will continue the ad for another week — just for the feedback.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080109/ap_on_fe_st/odd_car_ad;_ylt=Ah7QW0lB40gRl5rJoi27yfIsQE4F

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    Re: Mom sells rule-breaking son's car

    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    DES MOINES, Iowa - Jane Hambleton has dubbed herself the "meanest mom on the planet."


    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.

    "The ad cost a fortune, but you know what? I'm telling people what happened here," Hambleton says. "I'm not just gonna put the car for resale when there's nothing wrong with it, except the driver made a dumb decision.

    "It's overwhelming the number of calls I've gotten from people saying 'Thank you, it's nice to see a responsible parent.' So far there are no calls from anyone saying, 'You're really strict. You're real overboard, lady.'"

    The only critic is her son, who Hambleton says is "very, very unhappy" with the ad and claims the alcohol was left by a passenger.

    Hambleton believes her son but has decided mercy isn't the best policy in this case. She says she set two rules when she bought the car at Thanksgiving: No booze, and always keep it locked.

    The car has been sold, but Hambleton says she will continue the ad for another week — just for the feedback.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080109/ap_on_fe_st/odd_car_ad;_ylt=Ah7QW0lB40gRl5rJoi27yfIsQE4F
    What a bitch. I can understand taking the car away, but to spend money to embarrass someone is just wrong. If I were the son I would be placing an ad in the paper ripping his mom with whatever dirt he has on her.

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    Re: Mom sells rule-breaking son's car

    Personally I think it is great.
    She only had two rules, and they were pretty simple ones.
    Yet he couldn't follow them...
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    Re: Mom sells rule-breaking son's car

    Good punishment!!

    Leaving the ad in there is just rubbing it in though

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    Re: Mom sells rule-breaking son's car

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    Personally I think it is great.
    She only had two rules, and they were pretty simple ones.
    Yet he couldn't follow them...
    I'm with NP on this one.
    I like it.

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    Re: Mom sells rule-breaking son's car

    Agree with selling it, but imho she went a little far by not pulling the ad after the sale


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    Re: Mom sells rule-breaking son's car

    The kids argument is flawed.. no booze means no booze.. yours or a friends. Hats off to the "mean" mom.

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