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>>>> She spent the first day packing her belongings into boxes,

>>>> crates

>>>> and suitcases. On the second day, she had the movers come and collect


>>>> things. On the third 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, a jar of caviar, and a bottle

>>>> Chardonnay. When she had finished, she went into each and every room

>>>> and

>>>> stuffed half-eaten shrimp shells dipped in caviar, into the hollow

>>>> of

>>>> the 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 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


>>>> back. Knowing his ex-wife had no idea how bad the smell was, he

>>>> agreed

>>>> on a price that was about 1/14th 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........ including the curtain

>>>> rods.


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