3 More Bizarre Divorce Stories
Peas, Cats, and Horrible Husbands
Crammed to the Whiskers With Cats It’s common for couples to argue about their pets. It’s even fairly common for a spouse to surprise their loved ones with an unexpected furry companion. But when there are 550 cats swarming your house at all times, it gets a little ridiculous.
In last month’s edition of this newsletter, we recounted three stories of couples who got divorced for some pretty weird reasons. Here are three more tales of divorce that go beyond “They just weren’t right for me.” The Princess and the Peas In 2014, a Kuwaiti woman and her husband were sitting at the table enjoying dinner together, when the husband suddenly did something objectionable — at least to the wife: He scooped up a few peas with a piece of bread. The wife bemoaned her new husband’s refusal to use a fork to pick up the peas, calling it a “shocking sight.” Apparently, his manners were so abhorrent that she filed for divorce shortly thereafter.
kitchen with so many cats adorning every surface of the house. Putting It All On the Table In the midst of a heated poker game, Andrei Karpov ran out of chips and decided to up the ante. If his opponent, Sergey Brodov, won the hand, he could have his wife. Gross, right? Well, days later, Sergey showed up to claim his “prize” and Andrei’s wife discovered she’d been wagered away in a card game. “It was humiliating, and I was utterly ashamed. But as soon as my ex-husband did that, I knew I had to leave him,” she told the papers. So she split from her husband and, in a bizarre twist, ran off with Sergey!
That’s what happened to one man in Israel, who divorced his wife after she chose their 550 cats over him. He told the rabbinical court he couldn’t sleep because the bed was completely covered with felines, couldn’t get into the bathroom for the hordes of cats, and could barely prepare meals in the
Green Bean & Sesame Salad
If you need an easy, healthy side dish with plenty of flavor, this green bean salad will be the perfect addition to your summer menu.
• 1 small red onion, finely chopped • Small bunch of fresh mint • Small bunch of flat-leaf parsley • Salt and pepper, to taste
• 3 cups green beans, ends trimmed • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar • 1 tablespoon olive oil • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
instructions 1. Bring a large saucepan of water to boil; cook green beans for 4–5 minutes; drain well. 2. In a blender, mix finely chopped mint and parsley with olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Blend until combined. 3. Add dressing, onion, and sesame seeds to beans. Toss together. Cool dish, then refrigerate until ready to serve.
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