The Almeria divorce court has finally got around to replying to a request for a divorce lodged back in 2001 by a local couple.
The court wrote to the couple asking them if they wished to continue with the process, as so much time had gone past.
As it happens, the couple had actually managed to sort things out, and so wrote back to say thanks but no thanks, before sending the letter off to the press.
The court was unable to tell ideal newspaper why it hadn’t replied for so long.
Spanish justice – what it lacks in speed, it makes up for in paperwork.