(BOISE, Idaho) – A two bedroom town house, owned by local insurance broker David “The Adjuster” Riley, has finally admitted a desire to move out after years of doubt and hesitation. A series of arguments culminated in an “epic blow up of the grandest proportions” between home and homeowner late Thursday, a witness said.
According to witnesses from the concerned, but generally impotent, neighbourhood watch, the house was “bound to erupt sometime” after suffering at the hands of the homeowner for “a while now”. Although Riley has informed neighbours and friends that everything is “still up in the air”, the sound of the house’s shaken foundations have been heard throughout the day.
After winning number 27, Scarborough Lane in a 2007 high-stakes game of “UNO” with his ex-wife’s divorce lawyer, Riley and the home embarked on a tumultuous 4 year relationship, also known as a mortgage. All started well for the couple as Riley’s devotion to routine and new hobbies in the wake of his messy divorce, left the house in good standing and repute.
However this soon unravelled as the inevitable emotional despair of divorce struck Riley into a state of ‘man-boyishness’ which quickly saw the house spiral into a new era of squalor and disorder. Riley’s late nights with the guys and rambunctious Monday Night Football viewing parties continued to pressure an already strained relationship as the calm of the honeymoon phase came to an abrupt end.
Eventually neighbours bore witness to a silent war of attrition as the disgruntled home waged battle against the apathetic Riley. Plumbing, gas and electricity in the home consistently began to fail as the house fought tooth and nail to bring Riley out of his post-divorce slump. All came to no avail though, as Riley began spending more nights out and started regularly renting a hotel room nearby in an effort to avoid difficulties at home.
These games of cat and mouse continued unabated for the following two years as emotions remained repressed and concerns unaddressed.
Things finally came to a head earlier in the year as loud fights began to break out like clockwork each and every evening after Riley returned from the office. By this point Riley, a heavy drinker, and the home, a battered and abused piece of real-estate, were unwilling to compromise resulting in a string of heated exchanges.
In one such exchange, a local man, wishing only to be known as “peeping Tom”, explained how the house bemoaned Riley’s inability to grow up and move on while the homeowner loudly proclaimed his desire to have a normal home that “wasn’t so high maintenance”.
Several mediation attempts by the local homeowners association over the coming months failed as evening arguments and shouting matches between the pair became common place.
Last night proved to be the last straw as number 27, Scarborough Lane finally admitted the truth and declared a desperate desire to move out. Riley, who was said to be reduced to tears by the declaration, further inflamed the situation by comparing the home to his failed marriage while shouting profane abuse in the direction of his residence. This was met by the home dramatically changing its status on local real estate websites from ‘happily owned’ to ‘for sale’. The highest insult to any homeowner.
It is yet unknown when separation arrangements will take place but local realtors are said to be already licking their cheque books in anticipation.
Thoughts on this story? Interested in number 27, Scarborough Lane? Mediation experts? Let us know in the comments below.
Yet another one of those touching “father-daughter” moments courtesy of a foul ball in the MLB.
Too bad dad missed both the ball and his daughter. Unfortunately, resident psycho-logist Wilson has alerted us to the scientific likelihood that the dropping of the daughter will probably go on to cause some long-term emotional damage.
Can anyone say “trust” issues? Can anyone say “daddy” issues? She sure will.
Any recovery tips for father or child? Let us know in the comments below.
Wilson’s Madness is Evidence of his Brilliance”. Victor Hugo (Posthumously)
Wilson here: When everyone counts you out just remind yourself that some people can only count so far. #DigitDeficiency
Wilson here: Swish once told me he had a crush on CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Al Jazeera weatherman Everton Fox. #BeastialityMeetsHumanity
Wilson here: Playing sports and dating are the same. You get rejected a many times before you end up suceeding and scoring! #NoPainNoGame
Wilson here: People always ask me what my thought process is. I tell them that I believe in cost-cutting. Processes always sound expensive!
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So I guess we must have all been wondering what ‘Al Qaeda’ were going to do following the demise of their leader Osama Bin Laden.
Well we got their answer but even we were surprised how.
Not through another ominous communiqué, not through a poorly edited doom-video or even through a retaliatory strike against the “West”.
Instead we were astounded to find out that the feared terror network turned to online classifieds service Craigslist in an effort to react to Bin Laden’s freshly vacated sandals.
The classified calling for a militant leader is clearly spelled out. Requirements are straight forward while the benefits and challenges have also been made clear. An especially vital piece of information was the “must be able to occupy such places, but not limited to” section.
Personal favourites include, but are not limited to damp caves, outhouses, hollowed out Yak carcasses and 7-11.
This is a brilliantly crafted classified and it seems Al Qaeda is moving into the twenty-first century by using such technology to recruit a new leader.
Who knows maybe we will see the terror network on twitter soon.
Any ideas for Al Qaeda themed twitter handles? We’ll get it started with @DeathToAllThingsEverIncludingButNotLimitedToOurselves
Let us know in the comments below.
The prodigal blog has finally returned.
We wish our come back to the world of internet entertainment could be as dramatic as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s return to the world of wrestling entertainment
………. but unfortunately its bigger than that.
We need more than just pyrotechnics and loud music. We need more than just signs and cheers. We need more than just jumping up and down. We need more than just go-go attitudes or the resounding bang of a catchy platitude. We need more than just uninhibited joy or unconstrained longing. We need more than just the adoration of millions of followers.
What we need is laughter. All kinds of laughter for that matter!
Unbridled laughter, unadulterated laughter, side-splitting laughter, vertigo-inducing laughter, insincere laughter, awkward laughter, misplaced laughter, mocking laughter, sarcastic laughter, pained laughter, evil laughter, dark laughter…
And more than anything we need supportive laughter. For we are but a humble blog that often doubts itself. We do try our best, but in the moments when the punchline is lacking bite or the detail is without substance, please do provide us the supportive laughter that gives us the will to go on.
Because at the end of the day, when the cookie crumbles and the sun sets, your laughter sends us into the drool-inducing coma that is a deep sleep. Something all humans regularly crave.