Most of the people can relate to the immersive, all-consuming feeling of playing a new video game.
While playing video game everything else somehow else were kept inside; whether that be personal hygiene, social commitments and even relationships…
However, one extremely thorough girlfriend wanted to make sure her other half didn’t forget about her existence after buying him a new copy of Call of Duty for Christmas.
University of Oklahoma student Ashley Davison presented the gift to her boyfriend Blake Perry along with a number of strict conditions:
1. If I call you must pause the game and talk to me with full attention
2. No starting another match if we are planning to hang out or I ask to hang out
3. You must ask if it is okay for you to play while I am over at your house with you. Make sure I have something to do while you are in battle.
4. You must reply to a text no longer than 11 minutes
5. Do not forget to give me just as much attention.
Blake had to sign the contract – entitled ‘Rules for Your New Gift’ – before any battles could commence, right underneath the following solemn declaration:
“I, Blake Perry, will follow these rules and in return I will be enjoying my new game and loving my girlfriend at the same time.
But if I do not follow these rules my girlfriend, Ashley Davison, can take this game away from me at anytime for the rest of my life.
So I will follow these rules and not forget about my girlfriend.”
Blake obliged, tweeting a picture of the contract with the following cheeky message:
“Little does she know these rules will be broken.”
Since then the tweet has been liked over 30,000 times, with many people taking a genuine interest in this very modern day love triangle.
Little does she know these rules will be broken pic.twitter.com/t4WtR30ly6
— Blake Perry (@B_perry_9) December 24, 2017
However, Ashley’s slightly draconian rules have divided opinion, with some people concerned she is controlling Blake as if he himself is a games console character.
One worried Team XBoxer warned:
“Nah bro… I’ve been through this before, she wants you to think it’s a joke but in reality if you don’t follow those rules she will go postal on you. Just beware.”
“I know it’s not a joke to [sic]. He’s got a controlling psycho. Been there done that. Cod-1 crazy EX-0”
Nah bro… I’ve been through this before, she wants you to think it’s a joke but in reality if you don’t follow those rules she will go postal on you. Just beware
— Daniel Rodrigues (@King_Rodrigues) December 27, 2017
I know it’s not a joke to. He’s got a controlling psycho. Been there done that. Cod-1 crazy EX-0
— Nathan (@xNarcann) December 28, 2017
Becareful bro. pic.twitter.com/EcSLd486y8
— GODking♋🔱™ (@WAJ008) December 27, 2017
Her waiting at 10 minutes and 57 seconds for that text back. 😂🤦🏽♀️ pic.twitter.com/tBYVZ6bqNC
— Rae △⃒⃘ (@ItsRavenBro_) December 28, 2017
Luckily, it appears Ashley won’t be boiling any bunnies/Call of Duty discs any time soon.
The terrifying-at-first-glance list is in fact just a bit of a festive joke between the young couple, confirmed by tweets from both.
Blake tweeted the following clarification to his newfound indignant fanbase:
“Incase you couldn’t tell this is obviously a joke”
Ashley has also spoken out in defence of her non-scariness:
“Don’t worry I’m not going to go postal on him it 100% was a joke! Thanks for looking out for him though!”
Incase you couldn’t tell this is obviously a joke
— Blake Perry (@B_perry_9) December 26, 2017
Don’t worry I’m not going to go postal on him 😂 it 100% was a joke! Thanks for looking out for him though!
— Ash (@ashleydavison22) December 27, 2017
Hilariously, it isn’t even the New Year yet and Blake has apparently already broken the controversial contract.