Friday, February 27, 2009

Tour des Maisons Perdues

When I lived in Minnesota, my friend, K, dated a guy for a while who’d recently been divorced. The divorce, and the things he’d given up because of it, (time with his kids, a lifestyle, possessions, a chunk of his income) were much on his mind.

One night, after he’d tossed back a few, he got fixated the idea that he should rent a bus and, along with some of his friends who were in the same situation, go on a tour of houses they’d lost. They’d take a cooler of alcohol and raise a toast each time they passed a home they used to live in. They were shocked when K and I asked for a couple of seats on that bus.

“You can’t have lost houses,” they said. “You’re women.”

Apparently, Minnesota women are just a whole lot smarter than Ohio ones.

12 comments:

  1. Why can't women have lost houses? Did your friend lose his through an accident or a break-up?

    I liked the French clin-d'oeil.

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  2. He had lost his, just as we had lost ours, through divorce!

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  3. i think that was a BRILLIANT idea.

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  4. What a great name - K - she must be fabulous.

    We need to get the info from those woman. I'd rather steal a house than loose one.

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  5. I'm with K on this one, K. The bus tour of broken homes, hm.

    Sounds like a good reality show to me.

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  6. The only winners in a divorce are the lawyers... And it's their job to make you feel like you did all right..

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  7. So it's a drive by toasting and maybe mooning them party?

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  8. Cute story..sad ..divorce is so messy sometimes:)

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  9. Great idea!

    Thanks for stopping by to visit me. You asked about the butterfly cursor? If you go to the bottom of my sidebar you will find a flashing button saying free cursors, just click on that and go choose a nifty cursor and just follow the instructions to install it on your blog. :)

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  10. I lost a house once...actually I didn't lose it...I still knew where it was, just someone else was living in it.

    Thanks for stopping by my place, we do indeed both love our kids dearly. Don't be sceered of our differing views, I like to hear when I'm wrong. Please feel free to stop by anytime. I should be more "posty" once I get back on night shift.

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  11. You have to toilet paper those houses.

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  12. I'll bring the Reisling. And yes, I'd like a seat.

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