Claire and Charlie had been married for 30 years, and while they loved each other, they also knew how to push each other's buttons. Claire had never been known for her cooking skills, and Charlie had always been a stickler for perfection. So, it wasn't entirely surprising when Charlie complained about the coffee Claire had made for him one morning.
However, Claire's reaction to Charlie's comment was more extreme than usual. She had been under a lot of stress lately and health problems had been taking a toll on her. Charlie knew this, but in the moment, he was caught off guard by her sudden outburst.
As he watched her walk away into the laundry room, he wondered what she was doing. So, he followed her a minute later. What he found when he turned in to the laundry room shocked him. Claire had opened a new bottle of bleach and was preparing to drink from the bottle. He knew he could be difficult to live with, but this was insane!
Charlie reached for the bottle of bleach to stop her from drinking it, but then Claire turned on him and slapped him in the face. Charlie was taken aback. He had never seen her so angry before, and he didn't know what to do. Charlie continued to struggle with her but with the bleach sloshing all over the place it made it hard to get a good grip on the bottle. Charlie finally got a good hold on the bottle, and he pulled it from Claire’s grip.
As he looked into her eyes, he saw boiling anger. Claire reached for a knife that sat on a nearby shelf and started to stab Charlie over and over. After a while Claire held the bloody knife, looking down at Charlie’s lifeless body. She then calmly walked out of the home and left in her car.
The noise of Charlies death struggle attracted the neighbors, and they called the police. Over an hour passed before the police came to the home. As they walked the home looking in the windows, they saw Charlie laying in a pool of his own blood on the floor of the laundry room. The house became a bevy of activity of police, detectives, and the coroner’s office. As they all went about the business of gathering evidence and documenting the scene, Claire parked her car in front of the house and calmly walked up the front walk, asking “what’s going on?”
The police looked at Claire’s bloody clothing and arrested her. She was taken to jail for processing. There they found numerous cuts, scrapes, and Charlie’s blood. The D.A. charged Claire with the murder of Charlie. She is now awaiting trial.
It is never good to be mean in criticism, but if you do make sure you are ready for the blowback. And always buy Cult Coffee. You will never be criticized for serving bad coffee, and you never know whose life you will save.