A scorned White Rock woman held a yard sale on the weekend to get rid of her husband’s stuff while he was “gone with his floozie,” according to a Craigslist ad.
“Husband left us for a piece of trash, selling everything while he is gone this weekend with his floozie,” read the text of the ad, which was posted early Friday afternoon to the free classifieds site.
The Province dropped by the yard sale on Saturday and, sure enough, bargain-hunters were sifting through the goods which included office chairs, camping gear and other offerings.
The lady in charge of the sale declined to speak with us on the record
Her colourful Craigslist ad, however, said she was selling everything and moving after 10 years of marriage. The featured items included his favourite red leather reclining theatre-seating sofas, and “lots of tools which he didn’t have a clue how to use.”
“I want the house empty on Monday when he returns because that will be a shock for him to see. So come pick out what you would like Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m.
“Don’t come too early (like he did) because I will be thoroughly enjoying some wine with my girlfriends this evening as we clean out all this stuff and likely be nursing hangovers in the morning. So please speak softly to the ladies wearing the sunglasses.”
The ad discouraged clothes-buyers, “as we will have already burned those in the driveway,” but it did offer to let visitors see the pile of ashes.
While it’s unknown how much money was raised by the sale, Vancouver family and estates lawyer Lora Anjos explained to The Province that in divorce proceedings, a court typically requires both sides to account for all assets. That would include funds raised from such a sale. The sides would then argue over division of those assets, and the court ultimately would decide each side’s share.
So, the entrepreneurial woman might not get to keep all the proceeds -- but she’ll always have the look on his face.