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The Smell of Revenge

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The Sweet Smell of Revenge

A couple was getting a divorce. The wife received an excellent settlement, and he got the house. They agreed on how to divide their belongings and went their separate ways. She spent the first day packing her things and had movers collect them on the second day. On the third and last day, she sat in the empty house on the floor and enjoyed her last meal, which consisted of steamed shrimp, caviar, and champagne.

She carefully cleaned the house and left, but not before stuffing the leftover caviar and shrimp shells into the existing curtain rods of each room.

The following day, the ex-husband and his new girlfriend happily moved into the house.

However, a foul odor began within a day and progressively got worse. They tried everything, including having it professionally cleaned, painted, and ripping out the existing carpets, but nothing worked. They could no longer tolerate the stench and decided to list it for sale. However, they were unsuccessful in finding a buyer for their foul-smelling house,

When the wife called the ex-husband, saying she missed the home and offered to buy it back at a much lower price, the ex-husband quickly agreed and finalized the sale. The following week, he and his girlfriend happily watched as all their belongings were loaded onto the moving truck. 

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They took everything, including the "loaded" curtain rods!

The Sweet Smell of Revenge!

 

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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Margaret. Some people never get enough revenge. So sad! Enjoy your day.

Jun 01, 2024 04:58 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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As always, Wayne Martin, it is good to see you. I shared this story back in 2007, and it was not new then. 

Jun 01, 2024 06:20 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That is a very calculating wife and the laugh will go on as long as they keep the rods.

Jun 01, 2024 07:04 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 

This reminds me of the old proverb: 

"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned."

Jun 01, 2024 07:09 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400   Not to overlook the intent to make the ex-wife spend a little more by buying all new rods. The new couple would have driven away thinking they got some semblance of payback.

Jun 01, 2024 07:12 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 

The ex would have to replace those rods either way. :)

Jun 01, 2024 11:57 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 ,

I had to laugh once again! I had forgotten they sold it back to the ex and took the rods! You are right "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned."

Jun 01, 2024 07:31 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX , Yep, they took it all, including the rods! I wonder if they ever figured it out.

Jun 01, 2024 07:59 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

"Spare the rod and spoil the house", I always say.

Jun 01, 2024 08:02 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011 

Another cute one. Thanks for sharing!

Jun 01, 2024 08:26 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

OMG let's just say Karma has a way of catching up!  That is one crazy story Margaret!

Jun 01, 2024 10:02 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Anna "Banana" Kruchten,

It's so true. Karma has a way of coming back. I wrote about this crazy story in 2007- the second year of AR.

Jun 01, 2024 10:11 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Oh wow, Margaret. This is some story. You almost have to respect the ingenuity of that ex-wife.

Jun 01, 2024 10:53 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Margaret so I guess the moral of the story is "Thou shall replace not only the locks, but curtain rods as well."  ☺️

Jun 01, 2024 11:23 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

George Souto After this story, that would be a good thing to do. I wonder if anyone has any similar stories.

Jun 01, 2024 11:30 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Good to see you, Nina Hollander, Broker  I agree with you.

I will share this story on my radio show and see if there is any feedback.

Jun 01, 2024 11:28 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Margaret, I had heard this story before, but forgot the ex-wife got the house back.  CUTE

Jun 01, 2024 01:13 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Hi Joan Cox, I blogged this way back in 2007. She got it back!

Jun 01, 2024 06:54 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Margaret- I suppose you could say that this was not an amicable divorce! LOL

Jun 01, 2024 06:32 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Guess you are right, especially when the girlfriend gets to move into the house! This is a funny read, Kathy Streib but only in hindsight. 

Jun 01, 2024 07:06 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Oh my gosh, Margaret, that's hilarious. When I saw the title, I was surprised to see the word "Revenge" coming from YOU! 

Jun 02, 2024 09:11 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Carol Williams,

And your comment made me smile!

Jun 02, 2024 01:35 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Margaret, for adding smiles to our faces with this story.

Jun 03, 2024 07:02 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Roy Kelley, I'm glad to have a part in adding a smile!

Jun 03, 2024 09:30 PM