Michael’s Weird Jobs #3 – Don’t Put Horses in Your Friends’ Houses


Let me paint a picture of a couple who had a beautiful wedding on a Saturday afternoon with a reception that followed. They had a flight out of the airport at 5:00am the next morning for their honeymoon, so instead of going home, they decided to head straight to the airport. The couple raised horses, so during their reception, some of their friends thought it would be funny to put one of their horses in their house. Since the couple never went home, the horse spent the whole week in their house with no food and no place to do nature’s business except all over the floors. The couple came back from their honeymoon and found a half-dead horse suffering from starvation and the mess it had made. ServiceMaster of the Key City in Dubuque, IA was called in to do the cleanup and the friends ended up being sued by the couple’s insurance company.

The moral of the story? Don’t put horses in your friends’ houses.

Just for closure, the horse survived!