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Till death do us a part

india Updated: Jan 11, 2009 22:13 IST
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Let us go back to the Creation. If Adam, who had no part in all this, were to ask Eve today that she should give back the rib from which she was created, do you think that he might have had a lawsuit on his hands? Definitely. The co-respondents could be God himself who decreed this theory of birth or the sneaky old snake who hissed his way into evolutionary history. Why are we rambling so, you might ask. Well, a Long Island surgeon has asked his now estranged wife to give back a kidney he gave her or cough up a cool $1.5 million in lieu of the appendage.

Now we cannot see either of these scenarios taking place. But this does take us back a bit. To the Bible. An eye for an eye may sound a bit far-fetched, but in this day and age of bitter divorces anything is possible. If we were to take all this a bit further, we could look at how some of the more fiercely contested divorces could have panned out. For example, could Priscilla Presley have asked that Elvis’s golden voice could have a price on it? Or the rather down-market Heather Mills have asked for a stake in the mellifluous McCartney’s notes?

We are stretching it a bit here, but the possibilities are endless. All we ask you is that if you feel that you are missing a bit of a part here or there, for God’s sake, be sure that you keep the donor in good humour. And please don’t break a leg on that one.