Wegman’s Void Destroys Marriage of Local Couple
By Quack Davis
Published February 16th, 2015
CLIFTON PARK -- Sally May Bulley loves her husband, Barry.
But she loves Wegman’s supermarket a lot more.
The 46-year-old soccer mom is divorcing her spouse of 20 years so she can move closer to a Wegman’s store — even though the nearest location is in the greater Syracuse area.
“It is well worth it,” Bulley told The Albany Smudge while loading up her minivan for the move west. “They have everything a girl wants.”
As he sat grief-stricken on the front steps of the family’s home, lovesick Barry Bulley acknowledged he was powerless to stop the mother of his three children, a professional Facebook poster, from relocating without him. Donning a Syracuse University ball cap, he said “Wegman’s really does put the super in supermarket.”
“Baby, you need a hand with that?” Barry asked his soon-to-be ex-wife as she loaded the vehicle.
“No,” Sally May tersely fired back. “It’s over, Barry.”
The three Bulley children – ages 5, 7 and 12 -- will move with their mother.
“I guess it’ll be cool,” said 12-year-old Dieter Bulley. “My mom really likes Wegman’s. It's cool.”
Simon Gancher, a lawyer for Barry and a prominent member of the men’s rights movement, told the Smudge his client would have loved to join his wife in central New York. But, Gancher explained, Barry earns more than $1.2 million as a high-powered lobbyist in Albany, which would make it completely impractical for him to relocate over a supermarket — albeit one beloved by moms across the Northeast for its nut-butter machines, vast olive bar and inspirational cheese messages.
“My client is crushed,” Gancher said, as his client wept nearby. “Someone tell this she-devil that we have great supermarkets in the Capital Region that offer locally grown produce and service with a smile. Tell them Simon Gancher sent you.”