Pumpkins and Divorce

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Pumpkins and Divorce

Postby Ithilien » Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:25 pm

Something from Macleans,
For Ivan Dimitrov, married 18 years to wife Irena, her cheap deceit of substituting inexpensive pumpkins for zucchinis in his favourite pie was simply too much. Ivan launched divorce proceedings after finding pumpkin rinds in the garbage. "She knows I hate pumpkins," Ivan says, "and she lied to me for months. What else has she been lying about? What man could trust a woman who fed him pumpkins for half a year?"
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Postby Rei » Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:55 pm

*snrk* Wow. That is impressively absurd.
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Postby powerfulcheese04 » Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:35 pm

Ok, I'll admit that the story is absurd, but, I can see where he's coming from.

I've been in a relatively similar situation where my boyfriend broke a promise he made to me and lied about it for six months. (And the promise seems silly to everyone that isn't me, but it's the lying part that really bothers me.)

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Postby Seiryu » Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:37 pm

Pumpkin pie is awesome. That guy is just a whiner.
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Postby Young Val » Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:45 pm

the thing is, this is a 234782657641294632# better premise for a novel than the hundreds and thousands of submissions i read daily.

Pumpkins and Divorce.

i am thisclose to writing it myself.
you snooze, you lose
well I have snozzed and lost
I'm pushing through
I'll disregard the cost
I hear the bells
so fascinating and
I'll slug it out
I'm sick of waiting
and I can
hear the bells are
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Postby Firegirl » Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:33 am

That's hilarious :lol: :roll: . I could hardly stop laughing after reading the little blurb. Apparently the guy was not much of a prince or a keeper. I mean what type of man is so inobservant to not notice that one the pie is a different color (orangey versus zuccini green) and two that it has a different taste than zuccini for six months?!?!?!
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Postby jotabe » Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:56 am

That's what my parents used to do to me when i was being obstinate saying that i didn't like a certain food and i wouldn't even sample it.

If this guy needed to have seen the rests in the trashbin to realize he had been eating pumpkin, he is obviously an idiot by his own free will.

If i was the judge, i would give the divorce (it would be inhumane to force poor Irina to live with such an idiot), and have the man pass her ... dunno... 75% of his salary sounds fair. After all, what would an idiot need the money for? To help fill the world with idiocy?

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Postby Virlomi » Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:36 am

Besides, zucchini pie? Seriously? I mean... honestly, come on.

Really Kel, make a story out of this... it's too good not to.

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Postby Mahatma » Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:47 am

the thing is, this is a 234782657641294632# better premise for a novel than the hundreds and thousands of submissions i read daily.

Pumpkins and Divorce.

i am thisclose to writing it myself.
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