A pair of shorts

Two short news stories this week show that you're never too old to get married, or, come to that, divorced.

The first story, which doesn't bear too much thinking about, involves twenty-four year old Reinaldo Waveqche, who married eighty-two year old Adelfa Volpes in Santa Fe, Argentina. He said that he "admired his new wife's zest for life". Let's hope he has many years with her to enjoy it.

On the other side of the coin, you've got to feel sorry for Romanian pensioner Sandu B, who is divorcing his wife, who is 20 years his junior, after her cat ate his two pet parrots. I'm sure that there's a Monty Python joke in there somewhere, but I can't think of it...

(On the subject of pets and divorce I highly recommend this wonderful post by Judith Middleton this week.)