Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A New Way to End up Homeless

During the decade I’ve worked at Central Dallas Ministries and Central Dallas CDC, I’ve met a lot of homeless people and heard a lot of different stories about how someone became homeless, but an article from Reuters in the news today showed me a whole new idea about how to end up in a homeless shelter tonight---just get married today!

Couple marries, wants divorce on same day
Pair had a huge argument right after civil ceremony, wanted annulment

BERLIN - A Polish couple living in Germany fell out after tying the knot and decided to end their marriage on the same day.
"He said he never wanted to see her again and wanted an immediate annulment, and she said the same thing," a spokesman for police in the northern city of Hanover said Thursday.
Right after the civil ceremony Wednesday, the 50-year-old man began rowing with his bride and tried to cut her hair with a kitchen knife, police said.
The 34-year-old woman called police, who issued the man with a restraining order, which he readily accepted, police said.
Two attempts at a rapprochement later that evening by telephone ended in more shouted exchanges before the man went to spend his wedding night in a local shelter for homeless people.
That’s not my idea of a honeymoon, but you have to admit, it would be hard to forget!

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