Sup Travellers?! I must admit that iPhones are really impressive with their flat and sleek designs that are as addictive as........Oreos. The only downside to the iPhone is that it's kind of expensive. So if you're not making much money then you may not be able to legally get your hands on one. However, a Chinese couple found a way around that twig in the road. The couple sat down with each other and came up with a plan that's as stupid as a pile of Oreos watching television.
According to reports from the Raw Story, a young Chinese couple are facing many years in jail after allegedly selling their baby daughter to raise money for an iPhone and other luxury goods. The couple, identified only as Miss Zhang and Mr Teng, are said to have advertised the sale of their baby for a price of 50,000 yuan which is about 8000 US dollars. Police in Shanghai have caught and charged the couple with human trafficking after accepting money for the baby, who was born at home and still only weeks, or months old, when sold.
Now even though we are looking at the couple as completely evil extortionists they have a reasonable explanation for what they did. They told prosecutors that they were acting in their daughter's best interests, claiming they had hoped to find a home for her with a financially stable family who would be able to provide her with an education. "We did not give the baby away for money but in order to give it more security," Shanghai's Jiefang Daily newspaper reported.
The officials in China didn't buy into their reasoning and neither do I. If the couple wasn't financially stabled why did they spend all the money that they acquired from the sale of their baby on luxury goods such as iPhones? That doesn't make sense to me. One credit card bill is said to show that immediately after trading the child, the couple spent large amounts of money on the internet, including buying an iPhone and a pair of expensive trainers. They may have gotten some sympathy if they had used the money on food products and other necessities. But when you sell your baby to buy a bunch of expensive stuff that are completely useless you can run yourself into some problems. Miss Zhang and Mr Teng deserve what's coming to them. My name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.