Monday, June 2, 2008

When Romance Goes Wrong

As fond as we may be of all these stories with a happily-ever-after at the end, we all know that sometimes things just don’t work out. Sometimes Prince Charming turns out to be a lying, cheating scumbag with a mother who makes the Wicked Witch of the West look like someone you’d like to lunch with regularly. Once you’ve kicked him to the curb, you are left with nothing but memories – and the occasional bauble that you might prefer to turn into cold hard cash rather than wear again. What’s a newly single girl to do? Sell the sparklies and go buy some sexy shoes, of course! How? you may ask, or Where? At Ex-boyfriend, a website devoted to unloading unwanted gifts from your former Significant Other. Better still, you don’t just post your stuff for sale, you get to blog about it. Tell the story of those Tiffany earrings or the engagement ring for the wedding that wasn’t, in as little or as much detail as you want. This is by far the most entertaining feature of the site, especially in the “Gifts that should have been jewelry” category. So if life is such that you just can’t stand another happy ending, cue up a really good “this man done me wrong” song, and check out the website. You might find it useful someday. As the site’s motto says “You don’t want it. He can’t have it back.” So there.

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