Our Divorce Would Cause A Temporal Rift, Sharon
Do you really want to mess with the space/time continuum and also our tax status?
Divorce is a mistake. Trying to push for one undermines the will of 50% of the participants in our marriage. Sharon, I didn’t make the rules, and according to those rules a divorce literally undoes a marriage. Everything from our wedding date until now would be null, void, and invalid. In short, our divorce would destroy the fabric of space/time by throwing the car that is the universe into reverse.
Remember in Back to the Future (as well as its relevant sequels), one small change can forever change the course of history. Divorcing me undoes every impact that our marriage had on the world: our children would be unconceived and literally retract into your uterus, the taxes we filed jointly would be undeposited from the federal treasury, and the legislation passed during our marriage which allowed for the imprisonment of children and poisoning of our lakes and streams would be but a figment of the collective imagination.
Divorce is Wite Out. Divorce is a CRTL-Alt-Delete. Divorce isn’t but a civil arrangement; it is a protochronological reexamination of facts. And the facts are this: we are married. Time is a straight line, inevitably driven forward like a riptide sloshed over the side of a boat that I inadvisably bought with our pension. Them’s the brakes.
We simply cannot allow our differences of opinion on what it means to be “good with money,” “reliable” or “faithful” to get in the way of the natural course of history. I thought you supported women? What if we get divorced and in the redo of the timeline, there’s no Handmaid’s Tale Halloween costumes? What if the new future in the world of our reverse-marriage there wasn’t that chicken sandwich, or those Coke machines that let you mix orange and vanilla and cherry? Can you imagine selfishly depriving the world of Drew Carey hosting The Price is Right, an abrupt, ill-advised exit from a nuclear deal with Iran, or that viral video with the fried quesadilla pizza? Sharon, in a world without our wedding, who knows what horrors could exist.
What is a divorceable offence, really? Sleeping with the head of the PTA was something that would have been beneficial to all of us. She said some year you could quit your…