What is a parent to do if his son won’t listen, continue to smoke weed and act “all thug” with his friends? In the case of a Jacksonville Florida father, it was time to enforce a little tough love and put his son’s SUV up for sale on Craigslist.
Fed up with his son’s (Allan Gieger III) antics, Allan Gieger Jr. put his ’98 Ford Explorer up for sale on Craigslist. He bought the vehicle for his son as a 16th birthday present to drive to school and work.
“I’ve been having some issues with my son over the past year,” Gieger told CNN. “I don’t want to see him struggle the way I did.”
And of course, the Craigslist post went viral immediately on Facebook, being shared over a thousand times.
The father also promised to take off $250 off the truck to anyone local so “he sees it every now and then to remind him of how good he had it.”
The truck sold in less than two hours.
Fortunately, the son has chalked this up as a life lesson.
The following is how the Craiglist post reads:
I have my sons truck up for sale that I bought for him as his first car, he thinks it’s cool to drive around with his friends smokin dope and acting all thug and especially not showing me and my wife the respect that we deserve. This was a vehicle to finish school in, get a decent job and get a head start on life but chose to throw it all away because his friends would rather have an influence on him more than me! Now he can put those Jordans to use walk his ass off on these hot summer days! It has ice cold air and power everything! It’s dirty as hell inside and out because he didn’t respect it and take pride, seems to drive well but needs a few parts because it squeaks! I just put new tires on it that he never paid me for because dope was more important and driver seat doesn’t come all the way up, I guess cause cops kept riding by! If you live on the WESTSIDE I’ll take $250 off the price just so he sees it every now and then so it’ll remind him of how good he had it! I have title in hand!