A successful marriage takes sacrifice, no? But by definition, that willingness to go without must come from within; ultimatums rarely work out well. Case in point: A Virginia man, who was told by his wife that either his prized Harley goes, or she does. His answer?
Bob White, from Charles City, Va. is letting others decide which will stay and which will go. On the Richmond Craigslist site, Bob posted the following ad this week:
“Wife says: ‘Harley goes or I go’ … Your choice - $5,900”
White then breaks down the details of what the buyer would get. He describes his 2006 Sportster Harley as in “excellent condition, only 6,500 miles (less than 900 miles per year,” and “well-maintained.”
As far as Bob’s wife, whom he does not name? She also is in “excellent condition,” as a “1959 model year,” but has “high-mileage” and is “high-maintenance.” He also adds that she’s “the expert's only model” and a “beautiful edition, white with a mean streak.”
And he concludes: “Sportster: Come out and test ride before you buy. Wife: Don't even go there.”
Bob says he would consider best offers and even trades – for both.
It appears the ad was a tongue-in-cheek way to get some attention for his Harley, as in the pics we see Bob’s wife straddling the bike in a Santa hat. Nevertheless, the high moral regard Craigslist admins have caused Bob's ad to be taken down, because while you can sell babies, sex and your neighbor’s pets and house on Craigslist, you certainly can’t make a joke.
One newlywed couple even advertised companionship on Craigslist, then murdered the man who responded to the ad for "the thrill of it."