I like to read the "Personals" in the classified section of the newspaper, especially in large cities. For instance, several years ago I found one in The Atlanta Constitution. The first line grabbed my attention immediately. "HUSBAND FOR SALE!" it read.

Then the details of the sale followed: "Age 52, in good health. Out of sorts most of the time. Never verbalizes -- 'I love you.' Rare moments of touching and tenderness! Asking price, 2 cents. NOTE: Price negotiable!"


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Illustration by: Gary C. Redding, First Baptist Church, North Augusta, SC