Groom flunks math test, goes brideless

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Found this link on a Dutch news site http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/46548007.cms
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The TOI doesn't say what answer the prospective groom gave but the BBC claims it was "17". Not far off the mark, was he?
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So, marriages will now be arranged by math professors
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I'd have married the guy. If he's so terrible at maths he'll have no idea how much money she really spends on clothes, shoes or make up!
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only in india!
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Svayamvara has a venerable tradition behind it.
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The best reason for calling off a wedding ought to be the Chicken Biryani.



Clearly, no post from there on the lunch thread.
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The bride and her cousins received a shock when the groom said 15+6 is 17 instead of 21.
Anyone could make a mistake like that. I know I could.
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How often are you shortchanged on your shopping sprees?
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On a serious note an Indian bride backed out of the wedding when the groom had a seizure in the ceremonies. She recouped the expenses for her family by asking the guests and one of them had the smarts to take her up on the offer. Old Amrikan saying, Chutzpah..
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Many years ago, a Gujarati Patel bride (the community is known for its ostentatious dowry-giving) at her wedding mandap (wedding stage), (when her parents were asked for a bigger dowry by the groom's parents just before the ceremony), stood up and announced that she would not marry the heels' son, and invited eligible wedding attendees to step up and marry her, dowry-free. Many did step up, she selected one, and married the dude on the same stage, to the shame of the original family.

(Now I refuse to go on stage for fear of such rejection, and even give my gift envelopes to the couples from below it).
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This sure characterized my courtship including careful examination of family photos for guns..
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I can't add. I can multiply, though. Is that ok with the woman?
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Originally Posted by Golghar View Post How often are you shortchanged on your shopping sprees?
I'm one of those idiots who often doesn't even bother to count it. I'm actually very easily confused by numbers, even simple addition, makes me very bad at bargaining.

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A friend told me that, one one occasion in his family, the prospective bride killed herself the day before the wedding. Her family said, "Look, we can't waste all this: take the sister." It's like counting change: two twos and a one is the same as five ones, right?

In a really traditional arranged marriage, where the couple barely (or even not at all) know each other, one sibling is as good as another --- or even a stray wedding guest.

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I can't add. I can multiply, though. Is that ok with the woman?
Its the commutative principle Capn, its the same.

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A friend told me that, one one occasion in his family, the prospective bride killed herself the day before the wedding. Her family said, "Look, we can't waste all this: take the sister." It's like counting change: two twos and a one is the same as five ones, right?
In Kerala yes. It probably makes sense in the broader picture. But, I am getting a deep water warning & since I am not as confident a sailor as Capn I'll plead weak memory..

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