“128th story”


The husband came home and looked in the eyes of his wife and said: “I am sorry I have fallen in love with another woman. I am divorcing you.”


The wife cried and said: “After twelve years of marriage, don’t you think we should try to work it out. Don’t you think I deserve an explanation?”


The husband replied: “It just happened, and I love another woman. My girlfriend loves our house. Therefore I will get the house after our divorce. Of course, I will give you time to evacuate.”


The wife had to do something about all these shocking unfairnesses. She filled all the curtain rods in the house with raw fish and shrimps, left her beautiful home with lots of great memories for her husband and his girlfriend.


The husband moved in with his new woman to start a passionate new life. Days passed and a strange smell spread in the house. Months passed, and the smell was unbelievably horrible. The husband brought so many different experts and they had many different opinions, and to do each, it cost him lots of money, he even changed the carpets to the hardwood floor.


He practically renovated the whole house but the smell was still there. The girlfriend spent a fortune on clothes, shoes, jewelry, restaurants, and traveling, so the husband was under so much debt, and the bank put the house in the market for less than half of its value. There was no other way but to sell the house, but no one liked the smelly home.

The first wife called the husband and said: “I have missed our house and am willing to buy it for half the offer that the bank is asking.”

The desperate husband accepted the offer.


When the first wife signed the contract told him: “As an appreciation, I would like you and your girlfriend to take all the furniture, even the curtain rods.”

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  1. This is what I call revenge, brilliant wife.

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  2. A clever lady. So revenge is sweet after all?

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  3. Reblogged this on Blue Dragon Journal and commented:
    A charming tale of revenge…

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  4. Great story! Loved it 🙂

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  5. What a great and subtle revenge! Loved your story!

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  6. The perfect revenge! Awesome story!!

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  7. Probably shouldn’t laugh, but I did. Hahahahaha!

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  8. Wow! I love how at the end, even after selling the house, the smell would follow the husband with the rods! Intelligent wife. 😅😁😂

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  9. revenge
    the dish
    best served cold!

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  10. Revenge without fights and blood. Wisdom always pays.

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  11. Brilliant form of retribution for such an unjust treatment! Well played, Wounded Wife!

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  12. So love this story!!! Who would have thought of this?

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  13. This is such an ingenious form of revenge. Marvellous!

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  14. I love this! It put a big smile on my face.

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  15. This is perfect. I laughed at the punchline even though I knew what was coming. Very clever.

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  16. A wise wife changed his cunning life!!

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  17. Nice post ..thanks for following my blog 😊

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  18. You have a strong sense of justice, Laleh, a great eye for detail, and a wicked sense of humor. ❤

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  19. For sure he wasn’t very nice, but I also wonder how a woman can stay with a married man. I love the way you write.

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  20. The perfect revenge with a final twist with laughter. Great story and thanks for sharing it.

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