Losing the Old Ball and Chain: Saudi Wife Files for Divorce After Learning Her Nickname in Husband’s Cellphone is “Guantanamo”

180px-Camp_x-ray_detaineesthumb_wedding_ringsThere’s the “old ball and chain,” “the old lady,” and my personal favorite “she who must be obeyed.” However, a Saudi Arabian woman has filed for divorce after discovering the nickname that her husband gave her on his cellphone: “Guantanamo.”

The discovery occurred after the husband left his cell phone at home and found her number on his contact list. The comparison of their 17 years of marriage to the prison camp was too much for her and she filed for divorce and a “substantial” financial compensation.

Of course, Guanatanamo is also a sunny place on a beautiful island. Besides, even good marriages have a degree of sleep derivation and stress positions. The waterboarding comes later.

For my recently or soon-to-be married students, here is a list of non-actionable pet names:

Little chickadee
Kumquat
Sugar cookie
Turtledove
Lovey Dovey
Smunkins

Here are the generally prohibited pet names:

Guanatanamo
Alcatraz
Poison Ivy
The Dark Lord
Grim Reaper
Angel of Death

7 thoughts on “Losing the Old Ball and Chain: Saudi Wife Files for Divorce After Learning Her Nickname in Husband’s Cellphone is “Guantanamo”

  1. Love me tender love me through all the torture I inflict on you.

    Did I read that she filed for Divorce? And is asking for a hefty financial settlement? This is not your Fathers Saudi…..

    On your list you forget you “Ain’t nothing but a hound dog” that can be a deal breaker….

  2. Also on the non-acceptable list:

    Ol’ Yeller
    Quasimodo
    Leatherface
    The Bog of Eternal Stench,
    The Shadow over Innsmouth,

  3. “The discovery occurred after the husband left his cell phone at home and found her number on his contact list.”

    Why would the husband be upset if he found the wife’s number on his own cell phone? Or did you mean to say:

    “The discovery occurred after the husband left his cell phone at home and SHE found her number on his contact list.”

    Sloppy writing. BOO.

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