It’s that time of the year again when people do the stupidest things to get their hands on Apple’s latest iPhone. It’s been pretty crazy so far, but this story is a clear winner – a Chinese student is offering to share his girlfriend with anyone who will pay up in cash. He plans to use all the money his girlfriend earns him to pay for the highly coveted iPhone 6.
The kid recently stood outside Shanghai’s Songjiang University, holding up a sign that read: ‘Girlfriend Sharing’. To avoid being misunderstood, he also stated the ‘rules’ quite clearly. The deal, he wrote, included eating together, studying together, playing games, saving seats (in libraries/classrooms) or going on dates. The sign was pretty clear on one thing – ‘no funny business’.
“Sharing girlfriend for pocket money,” the sign read. “If you are interested, connect to personal hotspot ‘wifi sharing master’ to check out the girlfriend.”
Depending on the services, the price for sharing this guy’s girlfriend could range anywhere between 10 yuan per hour to 500 yuan a month (bulk offer). Social media posts suggest that the kid shared his girlfriend’s biography, height, weight, and photos with interested parties, and he insisted that she was quite willing to comply. We’re not sure if anyone has actually accepted the offer yet.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard bizarre iPhone stories from China. A couple of years ago, a teenager actually sold his kidney to buy an iPhone and an iPad. In 2011, we wrote about a woman who offered her virginity in exchange for an iPhone 4.
I wonder if these impressionable kids realise at some point that they’re going through a whole lot of trouble for a gadget that will be obsolete in only a few months.