A client came into my office at 3:00PM, one day. He hired me to see if his wife was cheating-and the news wasn't good!

"Hi, Jenny."

"Hi, Paul. Sit down, please." He did this. "I guess the best thing would be just to give you this."

I gave him a manila file. It had my report and photos inside. He read it.

"Then it's true; my wife is having in affair."

"Yes. I'm sorry, Paul."

He became "zombified." He slowly got up and began to walk out of my office.

"Paul?"

I followed him. He walked out of the building and down the street to the right.

There is a small park nearby. In the middle of it is a fountain. He walked to the of it. And then he walked into the fountain-with his shoes on-and sat down in the water!

I stood there for a few seconds. Then I got into the fountain-barefooted-and sat in the water next to him.

"Hi."

He looked at me. "Hi."

"You know, you look pretty silly, right now."

"Yeah."

"You want to talk about it?"

He paused. "I've known Peggy for 20 years, and we've been married for 10 of them. How could she do this to me? I loved her,and I treated her like a princess!"

"She's a bitch."

He nodded. "Yeah!"

"Talk with her. Tell her you know about her affair. Demand an expatiation. If she loves you, she will end her affair. And if not, good riddance!"

He didn't answer right away. Finally, he said, "Yeah, I guess you're right." He paused again. "I do look a little silly in here, don't I?"

"Yes, you do."

"And so do you!"

"Yes, I do!"

We both laughed. We got up and hugged.

"I think I've been baptized!" he said.

"And I'm your priest!"

"No, you're my angel!"

We both laughed. We waded out of the fountain.


Unfortunately, he and Peggy go divorced. But he eventually remarried, and is living happily. I attended his marriage, in fact.