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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Silly Sunday: Curtain Rods

Since today is 9/11, I'm faced with the dilemma: Do I participate in Rhonda's Silly Sunday at or skip it this week since it's such a sad day for our country. I've decided to participate and here's why. Although I didn't lose anyone on 9/11, I've lost many loved ones and all of them would want me to be happy, so here's a Silly Sunday story.

She spent the first day packing her belongings into boxes, crates and suitcases.

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, put on some soft background music, and feasted on a pound of shrimp, a jar of caviar, and a bottle of spring-water.

When she had finished, she went into each and every room and deposited a few half-eaten shrimp shells dipped in caviar into the hollow of the curtain rods.

She then cleaned up the kitchen and left...   When the husband returned with his new girlfriend, all was bliss for the first few days. Then slowly, the house began to smell. They tried everything; cleaning, mopping and airing the place out.

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 they had to move out for a few days and in the end they 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 quit.

Finally, they could not take the stench any longer and decided to move. A month later, even though they had cut their price in half, they could not find a buyer for their stinky house. Word got out and eventually even the local realtors refused to return their calls.

Finally, they had to borrow a huge sum of money from the bank to purchase a new place.

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 getting the house.

Knowing his ex-wife had no idea how bad the smell was, he agreed on a price that was about 1/10th of what the house had been worth, but only if she were to sign the papers that very day.

She agreed and within the hour his lawyers delivered the paperwork.

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 curtain rods



Langley Cornwell said...

Good one. Let's hear it for sweet (smelly) revenge.

Claudia Moser said...

Great story, and with a nice twist in the end!

Da Dude said...

That is funny! Great joke.

Have a great day!

Rhonda Albom said...

I love that story - LOL. Thanks for participating. I had the same dilemma, do I run Silly Sunday today or not. I made the same decision as you as laughter is good medicine.
As for your story, I had a friend in California who had a bad smell a few weeks after her boyfriend was tossed out. She found a bag of fresh (now rotting) fruit had been put into the box of Christmas ornaments. But the last line of your story makes it a classic :) Thanks for linking up.

Tara Tyler said...

that was funny =) just de-stinks =)

stop by in the morning for an award!

BeadedTail said...

Hee hee! That's funny!

Tara Tyler said...

loved your response on my "controversial" poem!! i like a good debate! thanks for the reference article too!

Russ said...

Joyce no matter how often I hear that one it always cracks me up.

Millerwrites said...

Great story!

Binky said...

Well someone got a pretty good deal!