So what do people do, once they get on welfare? Well first, they tend to blow up to 300 pounds each like the couple in this story.... (note: in the UK they throw around the term 'disabled' like confetti - it no longer implies 'wheelchairs seizures and oxygen cylinders', it is PC code to keep people out of the unemployment numbers)
A virtual affair is ending a real-life marriage
in southwest England.
Amy Taylor filed for divorce when she discovered
her husband cheating in Second Life - an online
community where players adopt personas called avatars,
mingle with others and teleport themselves
into a series of artificial worlds.
"I caught him cuddling a woman on
a sofa in the game," Taylor told the
South West News Service press agency.
"It looked really affectionate. He confessed
he'd been talking to this woman player
in America for one or two weeks, and
said our marriage was over and he didn't
love me any more."
Taylor, 28, moved in with her husband
Dave Pollard, 40, in Newquay, about
280 miles (about 450 kilometers) west of
London, after the pair met in a chat room
in 2003, according to the press agency's
account. Both are disabled, Taylor said.
Both of them created personalities
in Second Life, the three-dimensional
virtual world with millions of users.
Taylor - represented in the game by a
slim, dark-haired young woman with
a penchant for cowboy outfits -
first wed her beloved in a virtual
ceremony held in an exotic tropical setting.
She and Pollard - whose Second Life
avatar was sharp-suited, long-haired
muscleman - then married in real life
at a registry office.
The svelte images of their avatars
stand in contrast to their real
wedding photo, which shows a plump couple
- him balding with glasses and a
red boutonniere; her in a flower
patterned shirt instead of a dress.
Their marriage started to fall
apart after Taylor allegedly caught
her husband's avatar having cyber
sex with a virtual prostitute in 2007.
She said she had fallen asleep and
when she woke up and spotted the
pair cavorting on the computer screen.
She gave him a second chance but then
discovered he allegedly strayed again
in April. It was unclear how she
learned of the couch encounter.
Here's the best take on this I can find