Like mother, like daughter?? WTF is THIS about????

@jerzgirl (7807)
Gloucester City, New Jersey
October 2, 2008 10:27pm CST
Well, it's just another lovely day in the neighborhood in Philadelphia. It seems that a pair of women have been using CraigsList as their personal red light to signal their availability to clientele. Of course, like anything else done out in the open, the police caught wind and began an investigation. Their undercover officer were able to schedule rendezvous with each of the women who gave them their going rates. And, here's the kicker - they were mother and daughter, ages 38 and 22. The 22 year old left her THREE children at a nearby babysitter while she "worked" in the residential neighborhood. I mean, what do you say?? At least she wasn't on welfare????? http://www.nbc10.com/news/17609635/detail.html?rss=phi&psp=news Anyway, obviously Mom/Grandmom was a child mother and I'm assuming her daughter was as well. Is there any hope for the third generation?
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
3 Oct 08
Wow, that is just, very.. I don't even have the words to describe how wrong that is. I'm glad they were caught though... It's surprising what people will do for money. Surprisingly it reminds me of a song... What would you do if your child was at home, sitting all alone on the bedroom floor cuz he's hungry and the only way to feed him is to sleep with a man for a little bit of money and his daddy's gone.. in and out of lockdown.... I ain't got a job now... something like that...
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@jerzgirl (7807)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
3 Oct 08
Reminds me a little bit of Reba's song, "Fancy". But, that was desperation - I think THIS was choice. And, there's high class and there's low class, even in that profession. I don't think these two qualify as high class.
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@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
3 Oct 08
LOL Just love the tag you gave this by the way. "The family that tramps together camps together." It would appear mom taught the daughter everything she knows. Its a shame neither one learned about birth control in the process. I hope the children are given to a good home who can raise them properly. And, hopefully that will keep the young mom or the grandmother from teaching any girl children the trade.
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@jerzgirl (7807)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
3 Oct 08
Hmmm...I wonder how you figured out that was MINE! Guess I wasn't too subtle, huh? LOL I know - and you don't know how many others in the family have either similar lifestyles or accept this behavior, so who should get those three kids. I know they won't understand, but they need better than that. But, like the one person said, at least she knew enough to keep them off site.
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• United States
3 Oct 08
OMG! Ewwww...disgusting! I'd much rather they'd be on welfare really, rather than selling themselves on CraigsList. I hope the 22 y.o's. kids never find out about this...that would be sooo devastating. Is honest work really that hard to find these days?! I'd work at McDonald's before I'd sell my womanly goods to another human being...and trust me, I've worked at McD's before when I was younger and it was the absolute pits! It's too bad that the Mom/Grandma never taught her daughter about making an honest living. Let's hope that the daughter's children do much better and make much wiser choices when it comes to their professions later in life.
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@jerzgirl (7807)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
3 Oct 08
I know what you mean - I hope when those kids find out (and they will, if they haven't already) that it's explained to them in a way that "softens" it a bit (like, your mom did good in taking care of you, keeping food in the house, keeping you healthy, but there were some choices she made that weren't so good in order to get the money to do that.....) That way they have the good things WITH the bad things. She DID place them with a babysitter so they weren't exposed, so I can only assume that she otherwise took care of them. They should know that.
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@redkathy (3379)
• United States
3 Oct 08
The only hope would be other family taking the children. Foster care is a tough thing. Generally speaking children are a product of their environment. I hope they will end up somewhere safe, stable, and most importantly together. At least the mom was smart enough to leave them with a babysitter!
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@jerzgirl (7807)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
3 Oct 08
Foster care CAN be a good thing, too, if the right family is chosen. The problem is that too many get into foster care for that extra money - not for the kids. They somehow get passed the background checks and the kids in their care suffer. But, if they get the right family, those kids will see things in a whole new way. It would be best if it were family who had the right lifestyle, but I worry that their grandmother was only a continuation of HER prior generations.
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@Hatley (157964)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Oct 08
jerzgirl thats a really tragic story, those poor little 'children left with a baby sitter while mom street walks for a living thats horrid, no I thihk actually it would have been cleaner if she was on welfare, at least Mom and grandma might have been persuaded to get jobs that would not demean them, and stigmatize their children. I more and more do not like craigslist as a lot of immoral stuff seems to go on there
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• United States
6 Oct 08
WTF is right! As far as I know, the only thing not offered on that site is...ahem, I can't speak of it on MyLot with out getting my butt censored! But hey, family business
• Nigeria
4 Oct 08
that is very disheratning. what more are they looking for when they are paid socials. that are sucks and as for tthe bABY workes, she should be taken to the rehab. while the mum and the grand mum should be incarserated
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