I have a friend who is married, and was married once before, neither time very happily, as it happens.
She can be quite demanding, but perhaps the men she chose weren’t exactly high-fidelity either, if you get my (and their tendency to) drift.
She refers to them as the Past Rat and the Present Rat.
She is a woman of some financial means, and she has had to make a series of alimony payments to the first husband, and she is about to pay off the Present Rat to get him out of the picture too—a kind of prenuptial going-away present.
The problem is the pay-off to the Present Rat is going to take most of her available cash, leaving her only with hard assets, including a very large jewelry collection; and she still owes the first husband one more sizeable alimony payment.
What should I do? she asked me the other day.
I told her to pay off present loser in cash as quickly as she can, because he is definitely trouble.
As to the first husband, I pointed to her rather excessive assortment of jewelry, and told her it was simple: “Give the Past Rat a Gem!”
i love gems! : )
You went a long way for that. I love it!