When Landro told me killing a cockroach led to his divorce with his wife, I hardly believed him; but it turned out to be true. I asked him to tell me what actually happened. Listen to him:
“I killed a cockroach and it earned me a divorce. My spouse didn’t want to see a cockroach killed especially when someone crushed it with the foot. She always told me the sound it made and the white liquid that came out was too much for her. I never took her serious and never spared any opportunity to kill a cockroach in a way that it would make the loudest noise and eject all the white liquid it was carrying in its body.
‘Then came a bad day. I did just what I had done hundreds of times caring little about how she felt. But this time was different from all the other times. The difference was she refused to take it. As soon as I did it, she gave me a punch on the jaw and before I realized what was going on a second and a third came. Unable to take it, I punched back. We had a good fight. It was after that fight that she decided our romance had come to an end.
‘At first I thought it was only anger; and that the incident would soon be nothing but history. It was not. It grew bigger and bigger and ended in divorce after thirty-six years in marriage.
‘I was at fault. I pleaded with her to forgive me. She was adamant. She said enough was enough; that she had swallowed it for thirty six years and could no longer do.
Our two children were traumatized; but there was nothing they could do. There was nothing anybody could do. Her decision was final. It’s two year since it happened.”