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Groupon deal toes the line between funny and creepy

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Ben Kobold’s Groupon will tuck you in to bed. No cuddles included. (Source: Groupon) Ben Kobold’s Groupon will tuck you in to bed. No cuddles included. (Source: Groupon)

(RNN) – With Groupon's stock falling at an impressive rate, now does not seem like the best time for the company to debut its creepiest deal yet – a bedtime tuck-in.

For $100 Ben Kobold (and the two people in his entourage), who according to his LinkedIn profile is a writer at Groupon, will "delicately raise each sheet and blanket over your body until you're comfortably bundled."

Kobold's qualifications include being "tucked in for most of his 28 years of life. He is disease-free, physically." No word on his mental state.

Clearly someone at Groupon has a case of the giggles, and now comes the million – sorry $100 – question.

"This has to be a joke right?" asked one Groupon user, David W., on the deals question-and-answer board.

"This is the most serious deal that Groupon has ever seriously run in its serious history," replied Groupon employee Patrick S.

The questions asked by consumers who clearly get the joke of the deal, which is only offered in Chicago, only get better.

"Will Mr. Kobold tuck in multiple parties, or does the Groupon specifically apply to the purchaser? What about the four individuals lying next to the purchaser?" asked Lara U.

"I'm very sorry, but this service is non-transferable. The only individual being tucked in will be the person who purchased the Groupon," replied Patrick S.

Which is probably a relief to Kobold, because one interested party asked if Groupon would accept payment from the Cook County Jail. Fortunately for Kobold, the jail falls outside of the five-mile radius of the required zip code 61601.

Still high on the creepiness scale – the site does say this is a good father's day gift. (For whose father, Freddy Krueger's?!)

Groupon executives are no doubt counting on this stunt being canceled because as the company's rules state, "If not enough people sign up, then the deal is canceled, and you won't be charged."

But with at least one deal bought already, and three days left, Kobold may have to actually face the bed sheets and tuck in a stranger.

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