As many of you have probably seen, the woman who sold her husband on Post a Note was featured in an article on the Otago Daily Times. In case you have missed it, here is the story:
Woman Trades Husband for Washing Machine on Post a Note
It all started off as a joke, but it didn’t take long for a South Dunedin woman’s prank to quickly become a reality.
“I’d had a few glasses of wine, and was just messing around. I can’t believe anyone would actually want my husband. But I guess one woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure,” said Susan Brownsfield.
Susan posted the ad on Postanote.co.nz, the popular free buy/sell site. In her post, Susan was brutally honest about her lack of feelings for her husband, and she also included some less than flattering photos as well. But Susan had not counted on the viral nature of the Internet, and soon, what started off as a funny late night post after a few drinks, became a reality. “It’s hard to meet people at our age. I figured if she seriously wanted to make a trade for a perfectly good, already trained husband, I might could provide the man with a good loving home,” commented Rhonda Nelson. Rhonda decided to send Susan a private note, outlining a potential deal for her husband.
“At first, I thought she was messing with me, but the more we talked about it, the more it really made sense. Rhonda took John on three dates, they clicked, and now, not only did I get rid of his ass, I got a washer to boot,” said Susan, obviously ecstatic about the deal. Susan and John are currently filing for divorce as John moves in with Rhonda.
“Her ad was a bit harsh, but I see where she is coming from, John is not exactly a looker. And he is currently unemployed, but he is really good at chopping wood,” says Rhonda.
Luckily we were able to track down John, who at first appears to be the victim in this bizarre love triangle. But it did not take long to figure out that John was pretty happy with his new relationship and home.
“Well, I’m closer to the unemployment office, and Rhonda is better looking, so there is that. I still love Susan some, I guess. But Rhonda is a much better cook,” says John.
Best of luck to Susan, Rhonda, and John, and thanks for the laughs.