I started this blog because I left Boston to live and work in London for a while, and I wanted to stay in touch with family and friends. I'm back now, but still have plenty of opinions on world news, politics, the media and the absolute craziness that comes from dealing with people. Bring it.

01 February 2006

Amusing News

I did it again. Read the Saudi Arab News site. I don't know why I keep doing this, but I do. Most of the stories totally depressed me. And just as I was about to give up (I've already posted about the Danish boycott and Hamas), sure that I wouldn't find nothing new, I came upon this gem of a news item, titled, Family Drives Son Insane. Enjoy!

JEDDAH, 1 February 2006 — A divorced couple went to extremes in a battle over influence of their son by forcing him to marry four women in six months, the Al-Watan daily reported. It began when the father insisted the son marry a
woman from his side of the family. The mother retaliated insisting that he marry a girl from her side of the family. A wife from each side wasn’t enough for the father in the balance of power; he insisted on a third wife — you guessed it — from his side. Not to be outdone, the mother upped the ante by including another wife from her side. Finally cracking from unbearable family pressure, the son was admitted to a hospital for psychological treatment. He currently refuses to see his parents or his wives. Can anyone blame him?


At 9:26 AM, Blogger Gavriel said...

That's classic stuff. Great find.

Enjoy the Florida sunshine.


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