Along with these words: "I found this cute little dog outside. He doesn't have tags or anything. What should I do?"
A moment later, she adds, "I'm going to bring him inside. Poor pup."
Fuse = LIT.
(And warning: The language gets intense.)
From there the conversation veers from raving mad to complete spousal meltdown.
While it's impossible to know if maybe her husband was somehow in on the joke, his complete breakdown is thoroughly believable. Especially when he notes that Eby has a bit of a track record for bringing home animals.
"This is the craziest thing you've ever done," her husband raves on. "You're a freak. This is crazier than you bringing home those four ferrets that one time."
But Eby isn't finished with him yet.
With her husband in hysterics, Eby still won't end this joke.
And finally, at the very doorstep to divorce court, Eby brings the curtain down on what might be the most hysterically twisted prank of all time.
Well played. We think. Eby seems to have known exactly which of her husband's buttons to push - and which wires to cut to disarm the bomb that he had become.