Newspaper Ad Asking 'Got Stumps?' Appears Above Photo of Amputee Definitely wasn't Anchorage business' intent

Photo via Jim Romenesko

Here's a front-page ad placement disaster so awkward, it makes you feel bad for everyone involved.

A tree service ad bought a year in advance ran in Sunday's Anchorage Daily News with the headline "Got Stumps?"—right above a photo of a triathlete who lost the lower half of a leg in a car accident.

The owner of the business being advertised, TBF Services, tells Jim Romenesko that he learned about the poor placement of his sticky-note ad after friends began texting him Sunday. He hadn't heard from the newspaper yet, but we're guessing he's going to get one heck of a make-good offer over this one. 

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