Big announcements are usually best told in person, but when you live on opposite ends of the country, a simple text sometimes will have to do.
On the day before Christmas Eve, a man in Minneapolis sends a text to his daughter who lives in Chicago since a few years back. He writes: “My dear daughter, I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; 45 years of misery is enough.”
“Dad, what are you talking about?!?” his daughter instantly replies.
“We can’t stand the sight of each other any longer,” the father writes, “We’re sick of each other and I’m sick of writing about this, so you call your brother in Milwaukee and tell him.”
Frantically, the daughter calls her brother in Milwaukee. He gets absolutely furious when he hears the bad news, and says to her, “Like hell they’re getting divorced! I’ll take care of this!”
He hangs up and immediately calls his parents in Minneapolis. He screams at his father, “You are NOT getting divorced. Don’t do a single thing until I get there. I’m calling my sister back and we’ll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don’t do a thing. DO YOU HEAR ME?” and hangs up.
The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife. “There we go! They’re coming for Christmas – and they’re paying their own way.”
Sometimes it can be hard to get everybody together for Christmas when people live all over the country. But this smart dad’s plan worked perfectly!
I’m sure they had a nice Christmas together, once the initial shock calmed down.
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