One day, a man who made a habit of browsing the for sale ads on Craigslist because he could occasionally pick up the bargain and resell it for profit, he noticed an advertisement for a nearly new sports car with very low miles and in excellent condition. The asking price was a mere $1. The man was sure this was a typo but couldn’t resist the urge to call and find out more about the car. So he dialed the number provided in the ad. The woman who answered assured him that the price was, in fact, not a typo and asked him he’d like to come see the car. The man did.
The car was, as described, nearly new, in mint condition, and only had a few thousand miles on the speedometer. He was still somewhat skeptical so he asked to take the car on a test drive and was granted permission. The car ran great. The man decided that, for $1, he couldn’t go wrong even if something ultimately proved to be wrong with the car. So he paid the dollar and was given the title to the car.
As he was leaving, he couldn’t resist the urge to ask the seller why she was selling the car for such a low price. The woman snickered and explained that the car had been her husband’s pride and joy. He’d died of a heart attack recently. Shortly after his passing, the woman had learned of his affair with a young woman. To add insult to injury, in his will, had instructed the woman to sell his car and give the money to the young woman with whom he’d been having the affair. The woman assured the man that she would be giving the young woman the $1 that very afternoon.
Moral of this story, if you’re going to cheat on your spouse and you decide that you’re going to leave money to your lover, you probably shouldn’t leave your spouse in charge of executing that plan. Great ploy on behalf of the woman, though!