Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A case of "Buyer Beware"?

The Internet. A wonderful tool that has brought people from all walks of life together, uniting them through common purposes. Whether that purpose is pornography, celebrity gossip, making fun of others, or some combination of all three, the web definitely has a place for you. A place where everybody knows your name, or at least your clever screen alias. And sure, there are people who utilize the global online community for business purposes, but where's the fun in that?

Of course, that doesn't mean that you should be careful when going online for certain things. For example, when auctioning yourself off as a willing sex partner to multiple winners, it might be a good idea to keep things to the somewhat-less-anonymous bar scene. Or you could find yourself pregnant, and not know who the father is.

Take a moment to read the story again. It's alright, we'll still be here when you get back.

Alright, now that you've fully processed the article, we just have to take a moment to pause and question. Mainly, we're questioning exactly what this woman could have possibly been thinking. She put herself (and her sexual favors) up for auction, through a site that only required the screen names of the men involved. She then proceeded to follow through with the terms from her end (good to know that she wasn't going to, um, screw them out of their winnings) and, surprise surprise, got pregnant. Now she wants to know exactly who the guys were, but the site that ran the auction is standing by its confidentiality agreement.

So, to sum up, a woman sold herself to multiple men without knowing anything about them (other than the fact that they could win an auction and use a computer), and, now that she's pregnant, she at least wants to get access to a phone number. Never mind that she may never actually determine who the father of her child is, because, well, that could require a legal battle to get the men to agree to a paternity test.

Only in Europe. Honestly, if something like this happened in America, the odds on favorites would be that the woman in question was a celebutard, and that the father was a back-up dancer for somebody. Even if they weren't famous, you can bet that they'd be jumping at the chance to get their story told on tabloid television, hoping it would lead to a lucrative film contract (or at least a TV-movie about their "plight").

We do hope for the best for the woman in question, but we're thinking that her chances of determining paternity are about as good as Jesus getting struck by lightning.

Oh, that happened?

Well, then. Good luck, fellas!

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