Final Note

Now Amazon will let you rent goats

Kai Ryssdal Apr 21, 2015
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Final Note

Now Amazon will let you rent goats

Kai Ryssdal Apr 21, 2015
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I think Amazon may have finally jumped the shark.

They’ve got a newish product called Home Services, which is kind of a catch-all for various and sundry things — television wall mounting, virus and spyware removal, plumbing and also, apparently, lawn care.

And not just any lawn care; they’re offering a goat grazing service.

Straight from the goat’s mouth: “You’ll receive a recommendation for how many goats will be loaned to you, how long those goats will keep you company, and how often a pro will come check on them.”

Also, you get to keep any goat poop.

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