Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Payback's A Bitch


And apparently so was his wife...

We've all heard the stories of divorces getting bitter, but sometimes it can get even crazier than we've heard. Clothes left out on the lawn, messages scribbled on spurned lovers' cars, all of these can't hold a candle to what went down on Dartmouth.

After reading that his £100,000 35ft Rebel yacht was advertised at £40,000 for "a quick sale" in the following ad;
    The advertisement read: "Ocean going 35ft sail boat. Fibre glass. All the extras. Make a nice river side home. Owner must sell quickly. Hence £40,000. Any quick cash offer seriously considered."


The man's wife says that hubby took an axe to the yacht and smashed the bilge pump to bits. As a result, the yacht sank, leaving only parts of the two masts above water. All they could get the wife to say was "It was a beautiful boat and he sank it," she said. "What more can I say? I am really fed up with it all. There was an argument between us."

All I can say is that it must have been one hell of an argument for her to try to sell the boat and him to scuttle the ship. Her attempt to unload the boat in a hurry have not only cost them their boat, but also about £10,000 in salvage costs that the harbourmaster is demanding from them for recovery costs.

Let this be a lesson to you all out there who are in a relationship. Before you pick a serious fight or plot your revenge, make sure the yacht is secured and well hidden.




On a more serious note, if you get a chance, please stop by Minerva's blog and wish her well. Her chemotherapy began yesterday and when you're feeling that queasy it does the soul good to smile, and to know people are pulling for you.

20 Comments:

Blogger Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Pick your battles....figure out what's really worth fighting over.

That's one of THE BEST lessons I've learned after almost 13 years of marriage.

And I'll stop by Minerva's website and send her some well wishes too...:)

8:14:00 AM  
Blogger Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

For some reason, I can't find any links to leave a comment on Minerva's blog....is it just me???

8:17:00 AM  
Blogger Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Nevermind.

I'm an idiot.

;)

8:17:00 AM  
Blogger Minerva said...

You are just so sweet Pete..and your comment on my blog did me the world of good....
Thank you,

Minerva

8:21:00 AM  
Blogger ms. creek said...

he probably had an affair on the boat, hence her wanting to sell it so cheap, and he didn't want her to get ANY pleasure out of selling it as such. yeah, i've been through a very very very bitter divorce.....i know how these things go!

9:05:00 AM  
Blogger Leesa said...

Wow...it is sad how we can treat each other.

10:09:00 AM  
Blogger Fizzy said...

That must have been a huge argument!

10:18:00 AM  
Blogger Fizzy said...

oooooo and thanks for the piccy. How come I can notget the piccy in the UK and you can in Canada. The whole thinkg only happened about 50 miles away from where I live !!Thanks again byeeeeeeee

10:19:00 AM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

What an utter waste. Some people have way too much money.

10:50:00 AM  
Blogger Cody said...

you are a good man pete, rock it out...Maybe its just canadians and new zealanders, but dear god there is a definant culture difference in morals and definition of respect in regards to the us. keep on doin your thang, because its working out well. Cheers.

1:25:00 PM  
Blogger Rowan said...

hmmm, I'll keep this in mind for sure!

1:31:00 PM  
Blogger Foilwoman said...

I am a loyal fan of you in all your uselessness. Please note you were tagged for a survey (twice). I would love to see your responses, either here of on the Useless Advice website. Thank you. See: http://foilwomansdiary.blogspot.com/2005/09/test-results-differ-by-mood-and.html.

4:21:00 PM  
Blogger Martini said...

It's one of those "He Said - She Said" things. She says he chopped up the bilge pump, but really, it was Sideshow Bob.

5:56:00 PM  
Blogger SquirrleyMojo said...

i could so take an ax to something right about now--

6:53:00 PM  
Blogger Butterfly said...

See? That's the good thing about being poor. There's no yacht that needs to be hidden!

I knew there was a brightside. :)

8:42:00 PM  
Blogger jon said...

Luckily, we have nothing worth more than $137.54!

10:33:00 PM  
Blogger mrhaney said...

hello rainy pete. i was just looking under view my profile on your blog and it said do not click this link. that's like the opposite sex saying do not touch. come on now, do not do this to us. i can't stand no longer i will just have to click on it. i know i am going to regret this.

1:31:00 AM  
Blogger mrhaney said...

i knew it. there goes my soul.

1:32:00 AM  
Blogger Rae Ann said...

Divorce makes people do some crazy crap.

10:19:00 AM  
Blogger Martini said...

rae ann - so do drugs!
They should both be illegal I guess.

2:28:00 PM  

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