Friday, 12 December 2008


Shanghai Pyjamas
Originally uploaded by tiantiande

I learned today that officials in Shanghai are horrified by people taking to the streets in their pyjamas. Apparently parading in nightwear is a demonstration of wealth.

All of which reminds me of a divorcee who once upon a time took to parking his car outside his ex-wife’s house. He’d felt extremely bitter at the breakdown of their marriage and even a huge lottery win a few months later did little to assuage his pain. Whilst he invested a large chunk of his winnings in prestige motor cars with personalised plates, his hurt still showed when he parked them in rotation in front of the ex’s sitting room window. I confess I do wonder what he might have done had he lived in China; parked himself in nightshirt and cap outside her door perhaps?


Anonymous said...

Hey Judy,

Funny story. Poor guy. Relationships are hard, divorce is even harder. And money? What does it have to do with it? It's no cure all. Come visit us at Divorce Saloon Soon!


PastFirst said...

If the lottery couldn't help him get over it - I'm affraid - there is little hope!


Tracy said...

Just because the ink has dried on the divorce papers, the emotional relationship continues.

Tracy Y. Washington
The Empowerment Expert