Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Sign Of The Times

My mother is in town, and I drove out to the west suburbs to pick her up at the house of the friend she was staying with so that my kids, Kim and I could see her. Coming back from dropping her off tonight at her friend's house after her visit, I was stunned by a huge billboard I saw off the tollway. I thought at first it must be a joke.

You can actually take a bus tour that takes you to foreclosed homes in Chicago and its suburbs, so you can see them and bid on them. It's no joke-- it's for real.


This is just sick. There are so many foreclosed homes now that you can take a tour, like the Hollywood Celebrities Houses tour. Or more like the Chicago Haunted House Tour, except more ghoulish.


SkylersDad said...

That is quite sick, trying to capitalize off of others misfortune.

Cap'n Ergo "Carthage" Jinglebollocks said...

This somehow reminds me of the dude who put up an eBay page offering the rights to name his daughter for $5,000-- you know, call her Nabisco or Oreo or Xerox, or something.

(and do you get lil' bags of pretzels on the tour??)

FranIAm said...

I am stunned into silence.

Anonymous said...

They do that around here, too, only they try to remove the ghoul factor and call them bank owned homes.