Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I know this one has been around before, but I find it funny.


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 Realtor's 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.



Anonymous said...

All is well that ends well
- They say.

Babli said...

Very nice, interesting and funny post. I liked the way you have written which is really appreciable. I always like a story with happy ending.

Denise said...

Never heard this one before Patty, you've started my day off with a laugh again. Thank you :)

Gramma Ann said...

That calls for a good belly laugh,, which is what I had.. Good one.

Arkansas Patti said...

Did not expect the last line. Justice really tastes good.

Sunny said...

Hahahahaha! I've never heard this one before; it really cracked me up.
Sunny :)

Clytie said...

Snicker. I know someone who worked for a really lousy company. After she mouthed off to the boss and got fired, she climbed on the desk, moved the ceiling tile, and stealthily deposited the remains of her fish sandwich between the studs of the wall ... Love it!

Tom said...

Ha! a very happy ending.. I liked the info about the moon... I was watching a Blackbird bashing a big worm this morning... and then he gulped it down....

Cheryl said...

Oh I so enjoyed this!!

Renie Burghardt said...

I never heard this one before either. Hahaha. Revenge is sweet!

Have a good evening.

Femin Susan said...

all ends well!Good one!

Margaret Cloud said...

I bet they find the stinky shrimp when they hang the curtains. This was funny, I liked the surprise ending. Have a nice Easter.