Alan Hattel: Friends thought man was dead after ex-wife built his tombstone
- Alan Hattel, a 75-year-old retired welder, has blamed his ex-wife for people thinking he is dead
- The man said that he realised something was amiss when his phone stopped ringing for several months
- Alan said the rumour was based on the fact that his former partner built a tombstone that has his name on it
Alan Hattel, a retired welder, had a rare encounter when he realised people thought he was dead and then stopped calling him.
The 75-year-old man said he became so concerned when his phone did not ring for months, cutting him off most social circles.
He said that he realised how that happened when he got to see the tombstone his ex-wife erected for him.
Standing beside the tombstone, the old man said: “I’m still alive”, saying the rumour that he was dead was over-exaggerated.
Alan also said that his ex-wife whom he separated from 26 years ago built the headstone without his knowledge. The stone has his name and his wife’s on it.
He said she bought the plot of land and built the headstone with the intention to have them buried together.
“I've never, ever said I wanted to be buried alongside my ex-wife,” he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Shinjiro Koizumi, a Japan’s environment minister, planned to take two-week paternity leave, a decision that has been rocking the country’s headlines.
The minister said he wants to take the leave so he could be in his child’s life the first month the baby is born.
It should be noted that this will be the first time a cabinet minister in the country will be taking that kind of leave.
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Though both men and women, according to the country’s law, can take up to a year off work when their child is born, only 6% did so in 2018 when compared to 82% of women.
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