“She eats her peas one at a time,” Seinfeld tells best bud George Costanza. “I’ve seen her eat corn niblets, but she scooped them.”
In a case of life imitating art, this week a Kuwaiti woman decided to file for divorce from her husband for a very similar reason.
Bread Vs. Fork
According to Al Arabiya News, which Huffington Posts points out is NOT the Kuwaiti equivalent to The Onion, the woman became so appalled by the fact that her husband used bread, rather than a fork, to eat his peas that she filed the divorce papers immediately.
According to the site, the woman said her spouse used “poor table manners” and said his method of eating peas was a “shocking sight.”
HuffPo pointed out that this isn’t the first time food has been a cause of couples filing divorce forms against one another. In 2012, an article detailing England’s fault-based divorce system pointed out the case of a man, who claimed he was divorcing his wife because she had “maliciously and repeatedly” served him tuna casserole (clearly not a favorite meal).
Has Mankind Lost Its Mind?
In the United States, we see less of this logic in the divorce system because of the widespread adoption of no-fault divorce by many states throughout the country.
Do marriages end because of reasons like these? Probably. But you’re not likely to hear about it because stating a reason isn’t necessary.
Regardless of what your reasons are for seeking a divorce, we can help, provided that both you and your spouse are committed to an amicable, uncontested divorce.
And chances are, if your spouse is wanting to divorce you over a plate of peas or any other trivial reason, it’s in your best interests to agree to it.
What are some of the craziest reasons for divorce that you’ve heard?