"Easy to maintain, just feed and water every 3-5 hours," reads an ad on Craiglist's "Free Stuff" section. But this isn't your typical "for sale" post -- this Logan, Utah woman is offering up her video-game-playing husband. "He enjoys eating and playing video games all day," she writes.
Alyse Bradley posted the ad as a joke, offering her 22-year-old husband, Kyle Bradley, to the highest bidder, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. After the video game Modern Warfare 3 was released on November 8th, Kyle had a hard time tearing himself away. He recently returned home to Utah from Aghanistan after he sustained a back injury, and told ABC 4 News that gaming is one way that he stays connected to his military friends.
After 48 straight hours of gaming, Alyse had an idea. "I didn't see him much at all," Alyse told the Logan Herald. "So one day I told him: 'I am going to post you on Craigslist, you know.' My mother-in-law said: 'Do it!'" And so, she did.
Although Alyse's ad may not be as ridiculous as some other ads that made it to Craiglist's "Best Of" list (remember the studio Igloo for rent or the company seeking a smart person?), it still got a wave of responses. Some people emailed out of serious concern for the couple's marriage, while others made some serious offers -- including a blue bag of Skittles. Some men even offered their replacement services:
"I've had a couple personal ads for men saying, oh I'm housebroke, I'm trained, I'll trade him places," Alyse told ABC 4 News.
However, at the end of the day, Alyse doesn't seem to really want to trade Kyle in, or even have that much of an issue with Modern Warfare 3, which Kyle says that his wife encouraged him to purchase in the first place. "I love my wife," he told The Salt Lake Tribune, "She supported me when I got the game ... It's just funny."