After 37 years of marriage. Jake cheats 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 received
He only gave Edith three days to get his ex-wife out. She spent the first day wrapping her things in boxes 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 a jar of caviar and a bottle of Chardonnay.
When she had finished, she went to each room and stuffed half-eaten shrimp shells into caviar in the hollow of all the curtain rods. Then she emptied 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, although they halved their price, they could not find a buyer for their stinking house.
The message was broadcast and even the local agents finally refused to make 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 had missed her old home terribly and that she was willing to reduce her divorce contract if she recovered her home.
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 were still smiling and watched as the moving company moved to their new home.