Monday, February 14, 2005

Love is a Sickness

Some people argue that love is a disease.  Here is a collection of
recent news items which seems to support that theory.

1. "Pizza robbery turns into a fateful attraction"
"Just when you think you've heard every pickup line: Two men were charged
 with robbing a Domino's Pizza deliverywoman after one of them called the
 victim back on his cell phone to apologize - and ask her out on a date"

2. "Lovesick man's police gaffe"
"A lovesick German man made a false report to police in the hope he'd be
 arrested by a female officer he fancied"

3. "Breaking the law for love"
"A Romanian who was suing his employers for unfair dismissal fell in love
 with the judge hearing the case and decided to sue again dozens of times
 just to get to see her"

4. "Lovelorn Japanese gangster offers severed pinkie"
"An unemployed ex-gangster in Japan in love with a 15-year-old girl has
 chopped off his little finger and mailed it to her father twice in an
 unsuccessful bid to prove his commitment, police have said"

5. "Man staged break-in to look like hero to wife"
"A man who tried to impress his wife by setting up a break-in at their
 home in Oklahoma, has been arrested"

6. "Man plans own kidnapping to test wife's love"
"[He] said that by planning for his own kidnapping he was trying to test
 whether his wife loved him"

7. "Woman stays indoors for 14 years"
"A Romanian woman hasn't left her house for 14 years in a bid to prove
 to her jailed husband that she's being faithful"

"Love is a Sickness", by Samuel Daniel
A 400+ year-old poem on the subject.