A divorce is a difficult thing for a couple to endure, especially when children are involved. The breakup is doubly difficult in a down economy when child support is involved. Sometimes dads need to be creative in their payments. Take Nicola Toso, for example.
When Nicola Toso split from his wife Nicoletta Zuin in 2002, he agreed to pay child support for their daughter, who was then 6 years old. The local Il Gazzettino newspaper reported that the amount was 300 euros, or about $335, per month.
But when a crippling recession struck the southern European country in 2008, the 50-year-old professional pizza maker from Padua could no longer afford to hand over the support in cold, hard cash.
Instead, he offered to stump up the equivalent sum in the form of pies, calzones and other meals made by his take-away business.
Believe it or not, the Italian courts ruled this was acceptable payment… as long as the pizzas were delivered with normal toppings, and not covered in pineapples or ham. If you like pineapple of ham on your pizza, you not only have questionable tastes, but are also a terrible human being.
And don’t even get me started on people who put ketchup on hot dogs.