neglect is an unspoken side effect of videogaming, and with the
recent spate of AAA games, it's a problem that appears to be getting
worse as the holiday release season heats up. Determined not to
become another statistic, one gamer wife in Logan, Utah, took matters into
her own hands and sent a clear message to her Call of Duty: Modern
Warfare 3 addicted hubby by putting him up for auction on
am selling my 22 year old husband. He enjoys eating and playing video
games all day,” read the now defunct post, obtained by ABC News.
“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.”
ad was submitted by 21-year-old Alyse Baddley after issuing repeated
warnings to her husband Kyle's mother-in-law that she would sell his
son if he continued to devote more time to the virtual battlefield
than her. Motivated by her mother-in-law to go through with the threat, Alyse posted the human trafficking offer to Craiglist and awaited a reaction.
to her surprise, Alyse received a number of responses to her ad, many of
which from people who understood its tongue-in-cheek nature, and
only a few who took it as a serious cry for help. The popularity of
the post has since prompted Kyle to ween himself off of MW3 for enough
time to join Alyse on a Thanksgiving trip to Florida. Mission accomplished!
ad was all just a joke, and I love my husband and he loves me,”
Alyse said. “I didn’t ever think anyone would reply to this, but
it’s gotten so much attention, which is kind of cool.”
this be a lesson, men: if you're planning to play for extended
periods of time, make sure your internet is password protected.