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12/29/14 Grif.Net – Curtains for You

12/29/14 Grif.Net – Curtains for You

After 37 years of marriage. Jake dumped his wife for his young secretary.
His new girlfriend demanded that they live in Jake and Edith’s multi-million
dollar home and since the man’s lawyers were a little better he prevailed.

He gave Edith his now ex-wife just 3 days to move out. She spent the 1st day
packing her belongings into boxes crates and suitcases. On the 2nd day she
had to movers come and collect her things. On the 3rd day she sat down for
the last time at their beautiful dining room table by candlelight put on
some soft background music and feasted on a pound of shrimp and caviar.

When she had finished she went into every room and stuffed half-eaten shrimp
shells dipped in caviar into the hollow of all 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 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 replaced the expensive
wool carpeting. NOTHING WORKED.

People stopped coming over to visit. Repairman 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 through 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 back.

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 ha 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. Including the
curtain rods.

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Dr Bob Griffin
bob@grif.net www.grif.net
“Jesus Knows Me, This I Love!”