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Overkill protection for 10-year-old daughter’s drive home

August 8th, 2009 05:20pm by flipvine

armored-vehicle-attack1.50164330I don’t know if this is a real conversation that somebody had following a post on Craigslist, or if somebody made it up.  Either way I thinks its hilarious.  This may be the next evolutionary step of the prank calls of yester-year (or however long ago they were the cool thing to do).  I might have to start replying to craigslist ads to see how many people catch on to pranks like this and how many emails of fun I can get out of it ;)

By the way, I think Mike Partlow is either the name of a guy that does Craigslist ad pranks on a regular basis, cause I found a couple good ones online with his name on them.  Or maybe its a general prankster moniker.. Fight Club “Robert Paulson”-style.

Anyways, without further ado:

Original ad:

I am in need of a reliable and SAFE driver to take my 10-year-old daughter home from after-school soccer practice starting in September and ending in late November. She needs to be taken from school in Exton to home in Bryn Mawr. It should take about an hour each day. You will be needed Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri. Looking for a safe driver with a clean driving record. E-mail at ***********@comcast.net with references. We can discuss compensation. Thanks!


From Me to ************@comcast.net

Good afternoon.

My name is Mike Partlow and I am very interested in this job. I have a lot of experience driving under dangerous conditions and guarantee your daughter will arrive safely at home every day.

If you are still looking for a dependable driver, please write back.

Sincerely,

Mike Partlow

From Kate ******** to Me

Mr. Partlow (can I call you Mike?),

I still am looking for a driver. Good to know you can handle dangerous conditions…but there probably will not be any dangerous conditions; you are just taking my daughter down Rt 3.

Tell me about yourself – are you a professional driver? Do you have any references from past jobs? What kind of car do you own? Is it reliable?

- Kate

From Me to Kate ********

Kate,

You can call me Mike. I was never one for formalities.

A little about myself, I am 37 years old, and worked as a mercenary driver in the Middle East. I have escorted important clients through high-risk areas in Iraq and Afghanistan for five years. I have seen a lot of action, and have ensured the safety of my clients. Out of all the jobs I have done, 90% of my clients arrived at their destination unharmed.

I have several references. I’ll have one of them e-mail you.

My car is very safe and reliable – perfect for your daughter. It is an armored 2007 Chevy Suburban. All glass has been replaced with multi-layered ballistic glass capable of stopping a 7.62 x 39 bullet dead in its tracks. The doors, roof, and floor have been reinforced with ballistic steel/composite that can withstand IED blasts and stop grenade fragmentation. This car has been put to the test and will always deliver.

Safety and protection is my #1 priority. The car is fully loaded with an HK416 assault rifle that fire under the toughest conditions. The roof has a 40mm MK-19 automatic grenade launcher turret installed. Hopefully we won’t have to use it, but it is good to have. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to return fire against an enemy APC. I assure you that nobody will mess with your daughter as I escort her home from soccer practice.

Now lets discuss pay. I have various security packages I offer, and for your daughter I recommend my medium package which will run you $200 an hour. I also have a minimal package which is only $125 an hour. It is entirely up to you.

Let me know,

Mike Partlow

From Kate ******** to Me

This has to be a joke. This isnt Bagdad, it’s suburban PA…

Are you just being sarcastic? What do you really drive? I want to pay 30 bucks a day, tops.

From Me to Kate ********

Kate,

Safety/protection is no joke. For $30, you are likely to get some 17-year-old kid who just got his license and will drive your daughter in his unarmored Ford Focus. I’ve seen an IED blow a Ford Focus into thousands of pieces, none larger than a golf ball.

My security package is well worth the $200 per trip. We will pick your daughter up in a random Suburban. Four trucks will pull up, and she will get into a random one every day. This is so the enemy does not know which one to attack. The Suburban she is in will have an armed security detail of men I have worked with in Iraq. We know what we are doing. She will be escorted in our convoy down the highway at a high rate of speed to avoid stopping in “kill zones.” All vehicles are equipped with an MIRT which is used to change the traffic lights to green so we will not have to slow down. Your daughter will arrive safely in your arms no later than 20 minutes from when she is extracted from the soccer field.

Please reconsider my offer. You can’t put a price on your daughter’s safety.

From Kate ******** to Me

Stop wasting my time. Don’t e-mail me again.

UPDATE:

I just found the source of these prank emails – dontevenreply.com – great site.  I’ll have to keep an eye on that one :-D   Here’s the link for the post with the conversation above.

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One Response to “Overkill protection for 10-year-old daughter’s drive home”

  1. Lawlbook says:

    Hilarious! I love how the mom keeps on taking the bait even though she knows the guy is kidding.

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