Fed up wife lists her 'used husband' for sale on eBay because she's sick of his negative ways
If you've known or been in a relationship with someone for a significant amount of time, they can start to grate on you a little bit - even if you like them most of the time. Perhaps they have a habit that gets on your nerves, or have certain opinions you can't stand, or maybe you've simply grown apart over the years.
And, in those moments of frustration, it's often tempting to make a cutting remark or do something to irritate them. This never really benefits anyone, however, and tends to only make tensions worse.
So, when one woman felt like she'd had enough of her husband of seven years, she decided to go a step further. There was no use starting an argument or telling him (probably for the millionth time) that she was fed up with him. So, instead, she put him up for sale on eBay.
The 40-year-old woman, who is from Hamburg, listed her husband on the shopping site because she realised that they "didn't belong together anymore". Naming herself only as 'Dorte L.', she posted the ad with the title, "Husband, used".
"Dear women who may be interested," she began.
"Over the first two days of Christmas I have realised that we simply don't belong together anymore. I would like to give up my husband. I am happy to negotiate the price. But no exchange. Please send me inquiries over email."
The unhappy wife then went on to add that her spouse could be collected on Christmas Day in order to be "road tested" (and what that means is up to you to decide), and all for the very reasonable price of €18 ($20.50). She chose that amount, she said, because it was her lucky number.
Of course, it was all just a bit of fun, and Dorte didn't really want to sell her other half. If she did, she could probably get a lot more than $20 for him. (Personally, I'd be happy to fork that out to have someone cook and clean for me for a day or two.)
"The advert was very well received," she told a German publication. "I got a lot of positive feedback and someone sent me a lot of smiley emoticons. I didn't want to make a drama out of it at all. It was just for some amusement."
And the best part is, her husband didn't even realise he'd been put up for sale until he saw an article about himself in the local paper!
So, ladies, if you're single and looking for a husband, there's one in Germany who might very soon be available. Be warned, though, he doesn't have the best track record when it comes to satisfying women. Oh, and you won't be able to get a refund if you don't like him.