Husband and father-of-two Simon O’Kane did the most insane prank of all: He put his wife Leandra up for sale on eBay.
The prankster (and soon-to-be-ex-husband) said, “I came in after work feeling a bit tired and unwell — my wife was doing the usual concerned bit but said I was burning the candle at both ends and was basically whining. I thought, ‘Right I’m going to put you up for sale.'”
The 33-year-old motorcycle enthusiast from Yorkshire UK, posted a listing on eBay, comparing his partner Leandra to a vehicle.
“Good points: Body work and paint work still in decent shape and has some skills in the kitchen.”
“Not new, has been used, but still got some good miles left in her. All in all not a bad model for the year, I’m sure some lucky guy will get lots of use.”
Turns out, the going rate for a “used wife” is quite high. In just two days, bids hit up to £65,880 (around $87,735).
People even messaged Simon, knowing the ad had to be a joke, and went along with the bit.
“I was absolutely fuming, I wanted to kill him,” 27-year-old Leandra said. “Everyone at work saw it and were laughing their heads off. Not only did he put me up for sale, but he used such a bad photo.”
While many people are outraged at the female objectification, Leandra understands that it was all in good fun.
“He always moans, he’s poorly, he’s a hypochondriac, then he swans off to the gym for three or four hours at a time. I told him that if he can go to the gym then he doesn’t deserve my sympathy.”
Simon does realize how lucky he is to have a wife who puts up with his crazy antics.
“I’m really lucky that she’s such a legend and takes all my pranks on the chin,” he said.