If you saw your ex-wife and her lawyer drowning in a swimming pool, would you go to lunch or the movies?


"We live in a very rural part of Texas and the drive to the county courthouse takes about an hour with nothing but hot, flat highway stretching the whole distance. After our final court appearance -- the one where the court awarded her half of the business that I started before I met her, I began the long drive home. It was on that drive home that I passed a broken-down Mercedes and guess who was hoofing it down the hot asphalt? My ex and her lawyer.

"I honked and waved as I passed them. It would have made for a great story if that were how it ended. But then I thought better of it and pulled over. I did let them get in the car. I mistakenly thought that the uncomfortable vibe was because of the way they had just fleeced me in court. But it was their body language and things said and unsaid over the next half-hour that revealed that my fresh ex-wife and her attorney had a relationship that was much more than professional (or less, depending on how you looked at it). I fought off the urge to kick them out of the car, but then I took one long look at the slimeball sitting next to me, and thought 'good riddance.'"

KW -- Texas

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