The internet is full of humorous surprises and stories about real events. Sometimes however one comes by that’s just too good to pass up reading. Now all you married gamers out there might want give your wife some attention before popping in that online game, because she might try to sell your butt online for something better. That’s one woman did.
Alyse Baddley put an ad on the very popular classifieds site Craigslist offering her husband Kyle for free after lack of attention due to a video game. The game was the current ever popular COD: Modern Warfare 3, and Kyle (much like others) felt his time would be better spent logging in chronic hours online instead of giving his beautiful wife Alyse the time she deserves. So frustrated with his recent addiction, she wrote an ad offering him up to the highest bidder.
The ad was titled “I am selling my 22 year old husband,” and it read as follows, “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.”
Now of course Alyse wasn’t serious and she was just making a point, however that didn’t stop from reply’s coming back from those who did take it seriously. Some offered to take his place, some offered to take him off her hands, some offered to train him and others expressed concern for their marriage. Kyle took the news in good humor, and has since cut back his time on the game. Apparently Modern Warfare 3 is not a better replacement for a mate.
But world wide Alyses’ job might not have been so easy. Video game addiction is a very serious addiction on the same caliber as drug and sex addiction. Addicted gamers have willing lost friends and family due their chronic gaming, and this serious addiction has also lead to suicide, accidental starvation and even murder involving actions against them in the virtual realm. Gaming should be used in moderation like all other things in life, because in the long run, losing a loved one is just not worth virtual points.