Jimmy Wilkinson, Hopeless Romantic

July 1st, 2012 · 40 comments

Nathan says this sign has been up in his South Texas hometown for several years now. He’s checked back every once in a while, but so far, no updates have materialized.

Jimmy Wilkinson owes his sister $2500 for his divorce from his 4th wife to marry his 5th wife who is also his 2nd ex wife. If you see him let him know. Check back for new updates.

Perhaps Jimmy should have sprung for this deal?

Buy one divorce, get your next one 1/2 off

related: The Window of Shame

FILED UNDER: family · money · public shaming · small town living · Texas


40 responses so far ↓

  • #1   scott hall

    oh Texas!

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:17 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Noelegy

      Yeah…pretty sure this kind of behavior happens all over the U.S.

      Jul 2, 2012 at 12:21 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   H for Toy

    Pretty sure Jimmy’s his own grandpa.

    Jul 1, 2012 at 11:22 pm   rating: 59  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Annie

    Surely the outcome of loaning someone the money for their fourth divorce so that they can enter into their fifth marriage is one of those “fool me twice, shame on me”situations.

    Jul 2, 2012 at 1:06 am   rating: 85  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   Dane Zeller

      Annie, in some parts of Arkansas, the saying is “fool me four times, shame on you; fool me five times, shame on me.”

      Jul 2, 2012 at 9:54 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   loribl

    An attorney takes PAY PAL??? I have officially seen it all.

    Jul 2, 2012 at 1:25 am   rating: 27  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   The Elf

      Yeah, that way you can charge it to your soon-to-be-ex’s account. All you need is the login and password…..

      Jul 2, 2012 at 7:28 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Poltergeist

    This is a simple case of unrequited love. You see, Sissy believed that she and her brother were star-crossed lovers like that Leon Dicarpo and the bitch from the movie about the boat that hit a mountain. She was hoping that a divorce donation would spark the fire between them and finally cause her brother to reciprocate her forbidden feelings. I mean, how could she not lust after him? That farmer’s tan, the adorable way his left incisor peeked out from behind his upper lip, the way one of his overall straps always slipped tantalizingly over his shoulder. How he reminded her of their father! Unfortunately, ex-wife Cheyenne had an ample rack and made the best turducken in town. Despite the green tinge that still lingered years after their first matrimony, when he presented her with a strangely familiar zirconium engagement ring (it was his grandmother’s and he had it remounted), she just couldn’t say no! After all, she’d always had a weak spot for Cousin Jimmy’s southern charms.

    Jul 2, 2012 at 3:22 am   rating: 47  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   kate

      TL;DR

      Jul 2, 2012 at 11:34 am   rating: 22  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   Puzzle bang

      Probably just as well, it’s a tad disturbing. Poltergeist, have you been taking your meds lately?

      Jul 2, 2012 at 12:41 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   Poltergeist

      Your loss kate. I thought I wove a fairly romantic and passionate tale.

      Puzzle – Without my meds, I wouldn’t be anywhere near this sane.

      Jul 2, 2012 at 7:44 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   NYPB

    I don’t know what is better, the fact that the sign appears to be very well made or that it appears to have lights attached to the top.

    Jul 2, 2012 at 5:46 am   rating: 37  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   The Elf

      Well, when you are making a point for several years that Jimmy Owes You Money, you’d best make sure it doesn’t disappear in a storm. And it needs lights so that people can see it and tell Jimmy.

      I have no idea why it is pink though.

      Jul 2, 2012 at 7:30 am   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   Ace of Space

      Pink for awareness.

      Jul 2, 2012 at 10:42 am   rating: 44  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   addie

      I noticed the lighting as well …. I’m thinking the sign is a permanent fixture in this yard.

      Jul 2, 2012 at 12:36 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.4   infanttyrone

      Don’t see no wahrs or PVC conduit feedin’ them lights.
      Must be some solar thing goin’ on.
      Reckon maybe this is on the green/left side of town ?
      Guess them liberals really don’t understand economics much, huh ?
      Betcha Sis’d like to take back that there social infrastructure investment.

      Jul 2, 2012 at 2:25 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   The Elf

    So, let me get this straight. Sign maker is Jimmy’s sister? If I was ever stupid enough to loan my brother money, I think I get it back from him without resorting to signs.

    One, he’d never get a Christmas or birthday (or wedding) gift from me again. He’s just get a card with a “Merry Christmas/Happy Birthday/Congratulations! I knocked $50 off what you owe me. New total is $xxxx.” I’d also bring it up to my parents at every opportunity, because as annoying as little sisters can be, it’s Moms that have the guilt trip dialed in.

    Jul 2, 2012 at 7:35 am   rating: 24  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   H for Toy

      I wonder if the public humiliation is coming off of his balance as well.

      Jul 2, 2012 at 9:47 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Dane Zeller

    Is that the new SouthernBillboard font?

    Jul 2, 2012 at 9:52 am   rating: 23  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   CharlesMichaelWilliam

    Jim and his sister worked together and theyhope to get enough attention to sell their story (faked or not) to a few tv-stations and newspapers maybe get a commercial contract for a diy Shop located in the middle of nowhere Texas (use Smiths Colours and the sign of shame will last forever) and make some money

    Jul 2, 2012 at 10:28 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Noelegy

      It’s a big state. We have a lot of “nowheres.”

      Jul 2, 2012 at 12:23 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   Ace of Space

    I wonder does Sean offer punch cards like the sandwich shops? Buy nine divorces, get a free sub, drink and cookie?

    Jul 2, 2012 at 10:40 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Lil'

    This is so awesome. It reminds me of a couple from my hometown who fought via one those arrow signs with the black removable letters. It was the sign in front of the local bar/pool hall. He must have cheated, so he publicly declared his love and begged forgiveness. She responded by posting a message telling him what a low life he is. It went on for month – him begging and her shooting him down. I couldn’t wait for updates, but I guess they kissed and made up b/c the messages suddenly stopped.

    Jul 2, 2012 at 10:55 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Djagir

    The ad reminds me of a commercial that used to run during daytime TV in the Portland area, where I grew up:

    [showing a burning pile of money] “Why burn up money on a divorce in today’s economic climate when it’s only $68 at BUDGET DIVORCE?”

    Stay classy, Portland.

    Jul 2, 2012 at 11:51 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   lala

      oh my gosh…we had those exact same commercials in Oklahoma!

      Jul 2, 2012 at 12:08 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   aquapt

    I’d like to borrow that sign for one day, just long enough to see my entire HOA have a collective seizure.

    Jul 2, 2012 at 12:02 pm   rating: 55  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   WickedSteppMom

    Pretty sure sis is never going to see that money because Wife #5/Ex-wife #2 opted not to even bother with a divorce this time & used her shotgun.

    Jul 2, 2012 at 12:18 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Noelegy

    I’m embarrassed to say, but I have a family member like this. His first marriage broke up because he was a cheater. He’s been married to his second wife for only two years, but he felt the need to post on Facebook that marriage is a big mistake and should be avoided by everyone. Another family member replied that maybe he shouldn’t marry someone he’d only known for six months. :)

    Jul 2, 2012 at 12:25 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   lotus07

    Are we sure this isn’t about Tom Cruise?

    I love the fact that the Lawyer takes PayPal. Talk ab out recidivism!

    Jul 2, 2012 at 12:36 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   aquapt

    And then there are the “Stand with Israel” signs.
    Somehow, I’m picturing Israel inching away, in a desperate attempt not to stand with this.

    Jul 2, 2012 at 4:19 pm   rating: 46  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   Redheadwglasses

      I got shushed for laughing too loud over this post!

      Jul 9, 2012 at 12:50 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   Omnivore

    Yeee fucking haw!

    Jul 2, 2012 at 7:42 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   Noelegy

      We don’t “yee-haw” in Texas. That’s more of an Alabama or Georgia thing. :)

      Jul 3, 2012 at 12:18 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   bamBAM!!

    I’m personally impressed that he’s had 5 marriages yet only 2 ex-wives.

    Jul 2, 2012 at 10:58 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   Dr.Chalkwitheringlicktacklefeff

      He’s had 4 ex-wives, he’s re-marrying the 2nd. Unless one or more of the 4 previous marriages was also a re-marrying of a previous wife; although the sign doesn’t tell us that.

      Jul 3, 2012 at 4:43 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.2   quatfaux

      Sounds like he’s been screwing his sister for years.

      Jul 3, 2012 at 1:43 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.3   The Elf

      Hopefully just metaphorically.

      Jul 3, 2012 at 2:12 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.4   Allergies

      I’m pretty sure it means he’s remarrying the woman from the second marriage.

      Jul 3, 2012 at 3:11 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   Eric Freeman

    hilarious….just!!!

    Jul 4, 2012 at 4:05 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Kanga

    I live down the road from that sign, and it’s been there for years. And yes, it lights up at night.

    Jul 22, 2012 at 10:48 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     

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