Everywhere I go people are talking about FAKE NEWS.
They make it sound like a new phenomenon but I was reminded of a post I put up on this blog way back 6 years ago and I thought it was worth repeating.
Here it is. It was titled
The Biker, The Hungry Lion and Housesitting
As I was reading a report on housesitting in the Guardian I was reminded of this old but still funny story:
A biker is riding by the zoo, when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion’s cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the cuff of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming parents. The biker jumps off his bike, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch.
Whimpering from the pain the lion jumps back letting go of the girl, and the biker brings her to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly.
A reporter has seen the whole scene, and addressing the biker, says Sir, this was the most gallant and brave thing I saw a man do in my whole life.
Why, it was nothing, really, the lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger, and acted as I felt right.
Well, I’ll make sure this won’t go unnoticed. I’m a journalist, you know, and tomorrow’s papers will have this on the first page. What motorcycle do you ride?
A Harley Davidson.
The following morning the biker buys the paper to see if it indeed brings news of his actions, and reads, on the first page:
BIKER GANG MEMBER ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT AND STEALS HIS LUNCH
As I said I was reading an article in The Guardian that reminded me of that story. The headline says Find a housesitter – for free.
And the article goes on to talk at length about a company who offer to find you a suitable sitter. But in my opinion the headline is very misleading! (Or to use today’s language it is FAKE NEWS.)
Yes registration is indeed free BUT the article continues by saying that once a suitable sitter is found you will have to pay the agency for their services. This is not free and I find the cost expensive. According to the article someone with two pets could pay £772.80 (approx $1500) for a two-week stint
I believe that we offer a far better solution.
And our service is available worldwide.
With Christian House Sitters registration as a Home Owner needing a sitter is FREE
Once you have a suitable sitter they will come and look after your home and pets and this is once again FREE
Why pay £772 (approx $1000) for 2 weeks when we offer a Free alternative?
But what about security? All our sitters are members of a recognised Christian church, supply the details of their church leader/minister/ pastor and they will provide the owner with references from a church leader and at least one other person.
If you are thinking of a vacation and want someone to look after your home please visit our website and register as an owner.
Register as soon as you know your vacation dates, don’t leave it to the last-minute, as that way you will have a much better range of sitters to choose from.
If you want to be a sitter and to enjoy a rent-free vacation then we can also help.
Have a look at the website for the details. CLICK HERE
God bless you,
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