A judge was interviewing a woman regarding her pending divorce. He asked, "What are the grounds for your divorce?"
She replied, "About four acres and a nice little home in the middle of the
property with a stream running by."
"No," he said, "I mean what is the foundation of this
"It is made of concrete, brick, and mortar," she responded.
"I mean," he continued, "what are your relations like?"
"I have an aunt and uncle living here in town, and so do my husband's
He said, "Do you have a real grudge?"
"No," she replied, "we have a two-car carport and have never
really needed one."
"Please," he tried again, "is there any infidelity in your
"Yes, both my son and daughter have stereo sets. We don't necessarily like
the music, but the answer to your question is yes."
"Ma'am, does your husband ever beat you up?"
"Yes," she responded, "about twice a week he gets up earlier
than I do."
Finally, in frustration, the judge asked, "Lady, why do you want a
"Oh, I don't want a divorce," she replied. "I've never wanted a
divorce. My husband does. He said he can't talk to me."