Something a little light-hearted today, after the nastiness over the past 10 days or so.

This is a true transcript of a call made to a divorce help-line:

Caller – Can I get married by proxy?

Adviser – What do you mean?

Caller – I’m due to get married in 2 weeks, but I have a meeting on the same day and I don’t want to cancel it. Can I send my father along to the wedding in my place?

Adviser – No, you can’t. There is no such thing as marriage by proxy. If you want to get married, then you will need to turn up at the ceremony, you can’t delegate your role as groom to someone else.

Caller – Are you sure?

Adviser – Yes

Caller – Well, that’s a stupid rule.