He purchased a Golden Tibetan Yak Cow on the internet for over $3,000.His close friend shared the expensive, angry and funny story on Reddit, posting a receipt for the transaction from the website Yaks N Things at around 2 a.m. He, however, didn't reveal why his friend visited Yaks N Things or what kind of sleeping pills he took.
The silly man’s friend made sure he kept internet users updated on the situation. He wrote:
“I have an update on the Yak.
“He managed to stop the payment at the credit card company,” he posted on his FaceBook page.
The man on pills finally woke up from his slumber and found out his story had gone viral, then he put on a gentleman’s hat for these explanations:
“Oh I’m sure you would’ve all liked for me to just let them deliver it, but a) My apartment complex would boot my ass onto the street. The only thing worse than being homeless is being a homeless yak owner.
b) My beagle Lucy would lose her mother f***ing mind.
c) I’m an astrophysicist, not Baron Moneybags Von Richf**k so I can’t just spend $3000 on a yak to amuse the Internet.”
What people are saying about his sleeping pills adventure:
“He could have been an astrophysicist with a yak. That sounds like the coolest dude to run into at a party.
“So what do you do?”
“Well, when I’m not studying the infinite expanses of the universe I play with my pet yak Eugene.”
He could have been
anTHE ONLY astrophysicist with a yak.
Really missed an opportunity to be unique. Begone, average yakless astrophysicist!
Qadash I read this in John Oliver’s voice.
GoodGuyGlocker I call dibs on the band name “Astrophysicist with a Yak”.
h2odragon I can’t just spend $3000 on a yak to amuse the Internet.
This is what kickstarters are for. Yes. Yes, you can raise $3,000 dollars for a yak, and an additional $10k to keep it and document your life with Lucy the Beagle, Goldy the Yak, and you in an apartment.
If you need another few thousand to hire a lawyer to defend you from the landlord’s lack of a yak banning clause in the lease, this is also possible.
And then you are a star witness for the class action lawsuit against the manufacturers of Ambien because you were forced by their drug into this ill considered, obviously insane course of action; which is meticulously documented on the internet with enough die hard fans to crush the courthouse in protestors having sponsored yak meat BBQ’s at every entrance to the building.
The lease says no pets but makes no mention of livestock. This is not a pet.
You joke, but there’s some legitimacy here. If an HOA in the suburbs can say that pets are allowed but not livestock, then I think you’re onto something with the apartment not being specific about no livestock…
realmadrid2727 You’ll have to check with the city first. If the city doesn’t allow livestock in homes, he’s out of luck regardless of what the HOA says.
Where I live (Miami) it’s explicitly stated that livestock is not allowed.
RabidRapidRabbit theres a story behind this
realmadrid2727 Not a great story. My wife wants some egg-laying hens, so we looked up the ordinances.
Even though it’s not allowed, if you’ve ever been to Miami, chickens are everywhere (especially Little Havana, Hialeah, Little Haiti) and you can even find them running around parts of downtown. As a matter of fact, I took this photo two days ago in downtown, it was from my car so it’s not easy to see, but if you zoom into the center you’ll find a hen and her chicks.
zRook You sir have put way too much thought into this and I love it <3
smowe Or we could just buy a Yak and donate it to a poor village somewhere or something
digitalhate Lets get this ball rolling and not tell him. I bet he’d love it if Op had it delivered when the guy isn’t home. Surprise yak
Undercover_Newb The funny thing is he could definitely raise this money.
MestizoJoe It’s tibetan. Name it Goldie Han.
Jordisan02 I’d give him dollar
YxxzzY If reddit pays it, I’m so going to get a yak. feel free to raise money.
regular yak-streams will be provided!
txslindsey Maybe he can register it as a service animal. “This Goldy, she keeps me calm on planes.”
Poops_McYolo Kickstarter to actually buy the Yak and send it to this guy’s apartment anyone?
redgrin_grumble Dollar for each up vote and we could buy him a yak and a few things to boot
lfgbrd The internet forced me to own a yak…AMA….
dbl_dbl Earlier today I decided not to gold someone who posted a lovely story about their child fighting cancer and losing but I will gladly commit $20 to this
The only thing worse than being homeless is being a homeless yak owner.
Being homeless but having a yak to ride around would be cool as shit.
AndyWinds You’d be like, the king homeless person.
SmashingCabbages That man has a name, and that name is Richard Stallman.
Spoocula It does have a certain Avatar ring to it. Astrophysicist travels the countryside with his yak and his beagle, kicking fire nation ass when he needs to, but not because he wants to.
Baron Moneybags Von Richfuck
paulmclaughlin I bet there is no specific anti-Yak term in his apartment lease.
My beagle Lucy would lose her mother fucking mind