Opening with the message “Thanks for 12 'nice' years Laura,” and then “You have really earned your half”, the mystery jilted lover documented the surprisingly precise process of sawing various objects in half in a video titled “for Laura”.
His performance had had over 1 million views on YouTube as of June 19th.
The closing message means “Good luck to my successor!!!!!!”
The Metro managed to track down the man himself, Martin, who told the British newspaper “My wife left me after 12 years of marriage to be with a friend.”
“I was really angry, so cut up everything and sent her half. I put the rest on eBay as a joke and a message for Laura. Now it’s everywhere on the internet, it’s crazy,” he said.
Sawing all your joint possessions in half, sending your ex a collection of chopped up objects, and flogging the rest on the internet is certainly at the extreme end of the spectrum of breakup reactions, but he at least might make some cash out of it.
A list of the items can be viewed here on his Ebay account. Unsurprisingly the prices have been slashed along with the objects themselves.
First up is half a bike, which is going for a decent €12,50, especially with the front brakes in perfect condition. Perhaps it could be converted into a unicycle?
Next is half of a rather old looking Macbook Pro. The asking price of €81 is rather cheeky, but then some people actually do love Apple products that much. Half an iPhone is also up for grabs for €78.
The innocent victim of the messy breakup. At €56 this must have extra sentimental value.
This half a sofa comes in at an absolute steal at €5.50. Stick an extra couple of legs on it, and you have yourself a shabby-chic armchair.
Another absolute bargain at €3.50, this halved marriage bed would be perfect for any flat where extra space is a luxury.
Other items included half a TV, four halves of chairs, half a phone, half a wardrobe, and half an R.E.M record. The response on Ebay has actually been pretty positive, with over 30 bids for the car and the teddy bear.