This story has no basis to prove its validity but whether this story is fictitious or not, the wife in this tale is no less than a genius.
Jake wanted to divorce his wife, Edith, after 37 years of marriage after he had an affair with his much younger secretary.
The secretary was persistent in wishing to live in Jake and Edith’s mansion. Jake hired the best lawyers and eventually won the lawsuit to get the expensive home.
Edith had three days to leave the home she fell in love with. She packed her things on the first day and had movers come to get her things by the second day. On the third day, she had her last lunch in the dining room. For her meal, she had a pound of shrimp, a jar of caviar, and a bottle of Chardonnay.
By the time she was done eating, she went ahead and walked into every room. She placed a half-eaten shrimp shell drenched in caviar into the hollow of all the curtain rods she could find all over the house.
When she was done, she returned to the kitchen, cleaned up her mess and finally left the house.
Soon enough, Jake and his new wife moved in. A few days have passed and they started to sense the horrible smell around the house.
It became unbearable and grew worse and worse each day. They tried cleaning the whole house and had exterminators come. They even changed the carpets which cost a lot. Still, the foul smell remained.
Eventually, their friends stopped visiting, their employees quit their jobs, and Jake and his new wife were forced to move out again.
They placed the house on the market but no one was interested to buy a foul-smelling home despite the fact that Jake cut the price in half. The couple was forced to take a big loan from the bank to buy a new home.
Later on, Edith called Jake to check on him. He told her about the situation of their old home. Edith said that she misses the house and was willing to decrease her divorce settlement for it.
Jake, happy to get rid of the home, agreed to see it for one-tenth of its original price.
After a week, Jake and his new wife were relieved to have their things transferred to their new house, including the curtain rods.
As for Edith, she orchestrated the perfect revenge and nobody had a clue. This story is indeed very funny. If this was indeed a true story, then Jake and his wife are in deep trouble if they keep taking those curtain rods with them.