A Romanian man lost his wife and mistress in one night after buying both a personalised gold necklace and mixing up the gifts.[Previous TGIS]
Petru Cioaba, from Focsany, bought identical necklaces for his wife and his mistress and had their initials and a personal message engraved onto each one.
But he mixed up the necklaces, and after he left his wife the necklace one morning as a surprise present for her and went to work, he got a message from a lawyer saying she was filing for divorce.
Cioaba said he hoped his wife, to whom he has been married 20 years, would not go through with the divorce, local media reported.
11 March 2005
TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (4)
This week's joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of South Africa's Independent Online (from Wednesday, March 9; link good at time of posting):