The article Bjorn links to starts off with
"The English custom of wife selling was a way of ending an unsatisfactory marriage by mutual agreement that began in the late 17th century, when divorce was a practical impossibility for all but the very wealthiest."
John, it is another April fool's joke........ not to be taken too seriously
from CNN page
• Wikipedia's main page offered an interesting array of articles, from a featured piece on the cherished custom of wife-selling to a headline about how Sony had accidentally used a time machine to zap some of its customers back to 1999.
I guess that's the risk with saying anything this day of the year.
Let's break the news: this is Wikipedia's April Fool's Joke for today.
As for me personally, I have immense respect for my wife.
I even enjoy spending time with her, and that has been labeled as the one real expression of true love.
As for my work life, every single female administrative assistant I ever employed over the last 30 years (quite a few) became a successful business entrepreneur afterwards. I gave them lots of encouragement while I employed them, as well as afterwards.
Oh, there was one exception. One of my assistants did get just "a regular job."
Alas, it was sitting behind Tom Brokaw on NBC five evenings a week.
Time to taste some http://www.benjerry.co.uk/?mtk=826Ben & Jerry's Ice Screen™ Virtual Ice Cream[/link], using NASA-developed nano technology to transfer each flavor to your screen, ready for licking.