With many businesses there are policies that exclude returns after a certain prolonged period of time, in fact you wouldn't even dream of sending your first high school car back to the dealership after 20, 30 or even 40 years and if you tried you'd be laughed out of the dealership by the car salesman.
I don't think the Gore family divorce story is sad , I think it's stupid and short sided like trying to return a car that you no longer find acceptable.
(But in Tippers defence, I'd bet Al can be a real downer most of the time and gosh darn it, I'm tired of hearing about global warming too.)
* Here's some "fine print" I found concerning returns....."Many car buyers have "buyer's remorse" and wrongly believe they can return the car. This site will explain that there is no country wide law in the US or Canada that requires a car dealer or a person selling a car to take a car back. It will outline the limited and very specific instances when a car can be returned to the seller. Avoid Buyer's Remorse - don't sign any contract or even leave a deposit unless you are sure. 100% sure. 110% sure. 200% sure if possible.(Source-Squidoo)
*To my children- marriage is for life. People are not disposable, returnable or expendable but if your spouse is violent towards you or your children then that would be an entirely different post.