I like to keep an eye out for the weirder news stories, because they’re interesting and quite fun to write about.
In these tough economic times a lot of people are trying to find ways to make a little bit of cash on the side. Selling stuff online is a nice, easy way to make some cash- old CDs, DVDs and books, vintage clothing, the toys of your youth- all these things crop up regularly on eBay and similar sites.
Of course, there are weirder things for sale out there. Or so I’ve been told.
Across the Channel in France one young lady known only as Cecilia232 has realized she can make some cash by selling her breast milk. The lady in question, a 29 year old nurse, has posted an online advert offering her personal dairy produce.
She’s targeted gay couples who have adopted babies, stating in the ad:
Gay men in couples are not able to breastfeed their babies… breastfeeding allows babies to be in good health. Basically, breast milk gives them complete nutrition
Fair play to the lass, she’s seen a gap in the market and targeted it effectively. With gay marriage having recently been legalized in France (bien fait, France!) gay couples can now adopt, and so she’s getting in on the ground floor.
Operating in the Paris area the lady offers her, um, services for 20 Euros an hour, 100 for the day and 500 for the week (or in sterling- £17.20, £85.99 or £429.96) I’m not sure if that’s a good deal or not, I’ve not really looked into the cost of formula milk, so I can’t do a price comparison and work out if you’re saving by going to the nurse for your baby milk or not. I haven’t quite reached that level of sad yet.
Of course, as with any advert for something of this nature it’s attracted some weirdos, probably the same kind of weirdos who see a headline stating “French Nurse Rents Out Her Breasts to Gay Couples”.
Cecilia is apparently breaking the law, because you can’t sell bodily fluids which makes sense, because it’s probably going to get weird very quickly.
Anyway, Cecilia has still had offers come in although she does admit
…only half of them were serious. The rest were from perverts.
Woman selling breast milk contacted by perverts? Quelle surprise!
Any thoughts? You know what to do. BETEO.