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LONDON (AFP) - - A British man fed up with his wife's complaints advertised her for sale -- and got a number of offers.

 

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"Nagging Wife. No Tax, No MOT. Very high maintenance -- some rust," wrote Gary Bates, 38, in a small ad in Trade-It, more usually used to buy and sell cars or household goods.

 

Bates, a self-employed builder from Gloucestershire, southwest England, snapped after his wife Donna on got on his nerves while she was watching television and decided to place the ad as a joke.

 

"She was nagging me for doing something small, while she was watching some rubbish on TV. So I just thought I'd put an ad in to get rid of her.

 

"I didn't think anyone would ring up but I've had at least nine or 10 people calling about her. It's gone mad. There was no one I knew -- just people asking, 'Is she still available?'"

 

The couple only married last year, and Bates said his 40-year-old wife -- whom he advertised in the magazine's Free to Collect section, along with some of his fishing tackle -- initially gave him "a bit of an ear-bashing."

 

But he said: "She's seen the funny side of it now though!"

 

 

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Clutched

It should be a negative asset...... [lipsrsealed]

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Hypersonic

a wife can be a long term asset [gorgeous] or a long term liability [sweatdrop]

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Neutral Newbie

This guy really a joker [laugh]

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1st Gear

It should be a negative asset...... [lipsrsealed]

 

Then it should not be 'For Sale' it should be 'I pay you to take her away'

 

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Turbocharged

I admit I don't know much about birds, but I think I can still identify which is the husband in the picture.

Have you tried staying at home during covid-19?

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Hypersonic

I didn't know got a thread like this.

So I could have sold off my MIL since 2009?

:grin:

For sale nagging MIL

Covid special price $50

I pay you $50 if you take her away.

I will even throw in this free.

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Turbocharged
2 minutes ago, Jamesc said:

I didn't know got a thread like this.

So I could have sold off my MIL since 2009?

:grin:

For sale nagging MIL

Covid special price $50

I pay you $50 if you take her away.

I will even throw in this free.

image.png.ab7ca5ed6791846ed0ae6ad9a08d73e3.png

Ask the FIL to take control of the MIL  He should take full ownership of the problem.

 

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Supersonic
1 hour ago, Albeniz said:

I admit I don't know much about birds, but I think I can still identify which is the husband in the picture.

Have you tried staying at home during covid-19?

birds.JPG

For animals world, usually the beautiful and colourful ones are males.

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Twincharged
On 3/13/2009 at 2:40 PM, Parkingidiot said:

so what was the price?

We wrote off about an average of 15k a year on a car, we get some enjoyment  driving the car in return , the richer ones pay a 100k or even more for exotic  cars for the same reason, so looks like wife can be treated like a car 😄

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5th Gear
On 6/27/2020 at 8:09 PM, Jamesc said:

I didn't know got a thread like this.

So I could have sold off my MIL since 2009?

:grin:

For sale nagging MIL

Covid special price $50

I pay you $50 if you take her away.

I will even throw in this free.

image.png.ab7ca5ed6791846ed0ae6ad9a08d73e3.png

Would you also throw in a Bezza too?

I have no need for a wheelbarrow 😂

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Turbocharged
On 6/27/2020 at 8:09 PM, Jamesc said:

I didn't know got a thread like this.

So I could have sold off my MIL since 2009?

:grin:

For sale nagging MIL

Covid special price $50

I pay you $50 if you take her away.

I will even throw in this free.

image.png.ab7ca5ed6791846ed0ae6ad9a08d73e3.png

I will bang my MIL if she's Jerry Hall. Man that woman is sexy as hell even at her age.

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