Saturday, January 24, 2004

Crumbs

Looking at my unpacked boxes I realized that once you get married, you no longer have any stuff that just belongs to you. Inside the boxes were things that belonged to me, my ex-husband,  Ray, his ex-wife, and now stuff that Ray and I purchased together.  Each partner wants ALL of it.  SHE picked it out, found a place to display it, dusted it, polished it, and glued it back together every time one of the kids broke it.  HE never liked it in the first place, had a fit over the price, complained when he had to carry it home, and if it were left up to him, would have just thrown it out whenever one of the kids broke it.  But still, HE thinks it should go to him because... SHE wants it.  Conversely... HE was the one who found it at Home Depot, had to talk HER into letting him buy it, made room for it in the garage, memorized the instruction manual, and HE was the one who planned on using it someday.  All she did was complain about the price, the time he spent reading the manual, and told everyone that he ever showed it off to that he had never even used it yet.  But still, SHE thinks it should go to her because... HE wants it.  Let me tell you what I got...

8 comments:

sekirley said...

Congrats on making the editors top 5 list. Maybe one day, when the stars are all in allignment, I'll make that list as well. --Scott

http://journals.aol.com/sekirley/LifeSaver

readmereadyou said...

LOL! So true! Reminds me of Harry met Sally and the wagon wheel coffee table? If you haven't seen it, it's really worth seeing.

bridgetteleigh75 said...

ReadMe is right...if you haven't seen 'When Harry Met Sally," watch it! It's one of my favorite movies.

I'm very, very hopeful I never have to go through a divorce. I've seen too many other people suffer through them. I'll keep my fingers crossed! =)

XO ~ Bridgett
My Life With A Toddler

babygsmommy said...

Great entry! I think i'm going to rent When Harry met Sally too!

quroboros said...

Oh man, this is rich! I love your sense of humor. Congrats on making the Top Five and I'll be back to read more.

barbpinion said...

IT'S A GOOD THING YOU HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR. I CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT YOU GOT. REALLY LIKE YOUR JOURNAL. IT'S NICE TO VISIT WHILE HAVING MY COFFEE.

lisbnjvi said...

I know exactly what you mean! Working in divorce law as long as I did, there would be fights over the most ridiculous things! I am not kidding when I say this, but one time there was a couple that fought over a wheelbarrow! The wife hid it in the woods so he couldn't have it. It took 3 months and many attorney fees to figure this out. How stupid was that?! It's all a power struggle, that's what it comes down to. Hang in there!
Lisa

earlyamrain said...

Lord knows U R testafying,Sister!NEVER LIKED IT,BITCHED ABOUT COST,ETC!ccn