Is This A Craigslist Ad To Dig Your Own Grave?

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We all wonder what we did before the internet.

How did we ever find out who sang that catchy song, get back in touch with long lost friends or discover where to get the best Ramen in town?

And, how did we ever manage to get ourselves killed?

It just seems like it was so difficult before advent of Craigslist.

While most Craigslist ads offer a direct route to get murdered: Just show up and possibly be eviscerated, the following one expects you to do some work, participating in illegal activities and then, likely, get offed.

That works best if you feel really lazy and want to experience a sense of accomplishment before you throw in the towel.

Here’s the ad that popped up on Craigslist recently. It’s been taken down since then, for what are probably obvious reasons:


But here’s the thing: Given that New Orleans has one of the highest murder rates in the country, you might be doing a ton of digging before someone decides you know too much. And how much work do you really want to do before find yourself lying among your handiwork?

Not that much, right?

So, in the interest of helping you out, here are some questions you might want to ask to speed up the process:

  •  “Is Carl supposed to be stabbing the trash bags?”
  •  “How does “Uncle Giuseppe” manage to produce so much garbage everyday?”
  •  “We are we, exactly? I just invited some of my law-enforcement my friends over for the lunch break.”

The only thing is, this poster missed adding the obligatory law enforcement Kryptonite of: “no cops!” However, I’m sure the cryptic phrasing will keep this off their radar.

 Happy digging! Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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