Bates has been married a year and after getting fed up with his wife's nagging decided to place a small-ad in the magazine Trade-It.
Nagging Wife. No Tax, No MOT. Very high maintenance -- some rust
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 advert in the magazine's Free to Collect section also included some of his fishing tackle.
Apparently his wife at first gave him "a bit of an ear-bashing."
although now "She's seen the funny side of it now though!"
I bet that's been filed for "future reference".