Divorce and a sense of humour

This is a guest post by a divorced guy.

This junior fellow from a client’s office called me the other day and very excitedly began rambling about a party that they were throwing. Having given me full details, he came on to the subject inviting me and asked me, most politely, to attend the party with my wife.

I informed him that there was no problem in my attending the party, but getting the wife over was tough, would involve very serious preparation, and just a two-day notice wasn’t enough.

In a serious tone (well, junior chaps have to maintain that when they talk to a man of my vintage), and hesitatingly as well, a bit, he asked: Sir, I don’t understand this preparation bit? Is she out of town or something? Or is there some other problem?

No, I said, that wasn’t the issue. Then I asked him if he could help me sort this problem out to which he agreed, most readily. I like such young chaps who are forever ready and eager to help older guys like me.

I told him that I need to very quickly contact a few papers and websites, maybe call my relatives back home in the small town of UP that I hail from, and have them also speak to the local barber, and that there was very little time to do all of it. Just 48 hours. Phew!

I could imagine a confused expression appearing on his face as he heard me out at the other end of that phone call he had made. Wanting to deliver him out of this confusion, I asked him if he could come over and help me out as I was very keen to attend this party. Still confused, he thought for a moment and asked me if he could call me back in a few minutes. I said fine, take your time, but remember that we have only 48 hours.

He called, as promised, a few minutes later and confessed his confusion with this whole affair. He couldn’t figure out as to what I expected him to do.

That’s when I told him: I am a divorced man and you ask me to attend this party in the next 48 hours with my wife. So, I need your help to get married before that.

I heard laughter. Not full blown, but laughter of a guy who has just had his leg pulled.

Well, there is one thing that the divorce has certainly done for me. It has improved my sense of humour.

Ek Akela

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About Kalpanaa

Trying to change the world one blog post at a time. I write. It's the best thing I can do. I am the Hanged Man, the Fool, the sometime Magician. Whether I travel in my imagination or in real life I always enjoy myself. I read books, I review. I eat, I review. I watch plays, I review. I have an opinion on everything. At other times I heal people through yoga and/or foot reflexology.

Posted on June 6, 2011, in Breaking Up, Divorce and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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