It seems that you can find anything on Craigslist these days–even a husband. Be careful though–used items often come with flaws.
Alyse Baddley decided to put her husband Kyle on Craigslist, the online classified ads, for the highest bidder after she became frustrated with him constantly playing the video game, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
The ad read: “I am selling my 22 year old husband. He enjoys eating and playing video games all day. Easy to maintain, just feed and water every 3-5 hours. You must have Internet and space for gaming. Got tired of waiting so free to good home. If acceptable replacement is offered will trade.”
Even though the ad was a joke she still got plenty of replies, from women offering to retrain him to men willing to trade places with him (one professed his love for books over games).
Alyse said, “We didn’t think we would get any responses at all, but we’ve gotten so many…Someone even offered a blue bag of Skittles.”
Others took the ad very seriously. Some expressed concern about the couple’s relationship and one person recommended that Alyse go out on her own with her free time.
Kyle’s mother was not particularly concerned–she not only encouraged Alyse to post the Craigslist ad; she helped to write it.
For his part, Kyle has scaled back a bit on the time he spends playing Modern Warfare 3. He’s taking the ad for what it was–a joke, but he does point out for the record that when the game went on sale, his wife was in line with him.
He says, “I love my wife…She supported me when I got the game. We stayed until midnight to get the game when it first came out. It’s just funny.”