This Is What Happens When You Pretend to Sell a Chinese Baby on Craigslist

It's all fun and games, until it's not

Terrible Copywriter relates a cautionary tale warning of unpleasant consequences if you pose as an upper-class mom offering to sell (or trade!) your recently adopted Chinese infant because of her receding hairline. On a lark, advertising and TV writer Matt Heath, who currently works at Creative Artists Agency, created the Shouts and Murmurs-style ad, which asserted: "We're very gracious, and wanted to save a baby from the communists!" But the deal sours when the kid arrives: "Not only did Wing NOT look like I wanted her to, but she was BALD! I had been given a BALD-looking baby! My...

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