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On the first day, she sadly packed her belongings into boxes, crates and

On the second day, she had the movers come and collect her things.  

On the third day, she sat down for the last time at their beautiful
dining-room table, by candle-light; she put on some soft background
music, and feasted on a pound of shrimp, a jar of caviar, and a bottle of

When she’d finished, she went into each and every room and deposited a
few half-eaten shrimps dipped in caviar into the hollow center of the
curtain rods.  

She then cleaned up the kitchen and left.  

On the fourth day, the husband came back with his new girlfriend, and at
first all was bliss.  

Then, slowly, the house began to smell.  

They tried everything; cleaning, mopping, and airing-out the place. Vents
were checked for dead rodents, and carpets were steam cleaned.Air
fresheners were hung everywhere. Exterminators were brought in to set off
gas canisters, during which time the two had t o move out for a few days,
and in the end th ey even paid to replace the expensive wool carpeting.
Nothing worked!  

People stopped coming over to visit.  

Repairmen refused to work in the house.  

The maid q uit.  

Finally, they couldn’t take the stench any longer, and
decided they had to move, but a month later - even though they’d cut
their price in half - they couldn’t find a buyer for such a stinky house.

Word got out, and eventually even the local realtors refused to return
their calls.  

Finally, unable to wait any longer for a purchaser, they had to borrow a
huge sum of money from the bank to purchase a new place.  

Then the ex-wife called the man and asked how things were going. He told
her the saga of the rotting house. She listened politely and said that
she missed her old home terribly and would be willing to reduce her
divorce settlement in exchange for having the house.  

Knowing she could have no idea how bad the smell really was, he agreed on
a price that was only 1/10 th of what the house had been worth ... but
only if she would sign the papers that very day.  

She agreed, and within two hours his lawyers delivered the completed

A week later the man and his girlfriend stood smiling as they watched the
moving company pack everything to take to their new home ....  

.. and to spite the ex-wife, they even took the the curtain rods!  



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