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Wife’s net worth

india Updated: Mar 15, 2009 22:25 IST

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We’ve heard of quickie divorces but now technology has made it easier to jettison an unwanted spouse. A man in Britain has put up his nagging wife for sale, describing her as high maintenance and a little rusty. And offers are pouring in for the hapless lady. Which brings us to believe the verity of Groucho Marx’s famous quote, “Why don’t you go home to your wife? Better yet, I’ll go home to your wife and outside of the improvement, she won’t notice any difference.”

A quick trawl on the internet will turn up literally thousands of quotes on wives from long-suffering men. In fact, wives seem to be easy targets and the butt of many politically incorrect jokes. Take this one from Woody Allen. “Basically my wife was immature, I’d be in my bath and she’d come in and sink my boats.” But, all male complainers out there should not forget one thing. With science advancing at the rate it is, it is conceivable that we could have a world populated by women and just a few men for procreation.

Women are the hardier species, they can multitask and as Margaret Thatcher, no slouch when it came to the brains department said, anything a man can do, a woman can do better. The UK bloke must have got a bit of a surprise that there were takers for his nagging wife. This goes to show that you simply can’t keep a good woman down.