Dad Calls His Son To Tell Him About His Divorce

There are moments in our lives that really define us in some way or another. Some of those may be moments that we worked hard to achieve, such as graduating from school. Other moments, however, are thrust upon us and there is nothing we can do to anticipate them or stop them. That is what happened to some grown children of a family. The parents lived thousands of miles away so when they got bad news, they rushed to help. The twist to the story is really where it happens and by the time you get to it, you will be laughing until you cry.

Earl, who lives in Florida, calls his son in California the day before Christmas Eve and says, “I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery is enough.”

“Dad, what are you talking about?” his son screams, horrified.

“We can’t stand the sight of each other any longer,” Earl admits. “We’re sick of each other and I’m sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in New York and tell her.”

Frantically, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone. “Like hell they’re getting divorced!” she shouts. “I’ll take care of this!”

She calls Florida immediately, and screams at her father, “You are NOT getting divorced. Don’t do a single thing until I get there. I’m calling my brother back, and we’ll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don’t do a thing, DO YOU HEAR ME?”

She hangs up. Earl hangs up his phone as well and turns to his wife Maxine. “Sorted! They’re coming for Christmas – and they’re paying their own way.”

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