The man got taken for $160,000+, even when he clearly was tricked,
Arab ambassador discovers bride is bearded and cross-eyed behind veil
An Arab ambassador has called off his wedding after discovering his wife-to-be who wears a face-covering veil is bearded and cross-eyed.
The ambassador told an Islamic Sharia court in the United Arab Emirates he was tricked into the marriage as the woman’s mother had shown his own mother pictures of her sister instead of his bride-to-be.
He sued for the contract to be annulled and also demanded the woman pay him 500,000 dirhams (£85,000) for clothes, jewelry and other gifts he had bought for her.
The court annulled the contract but rejected the ambassador’s demand for compensation.
The veiled “bride” did better than the veiled bank robbers who made off with only $7,000 or so from their efforts.
*The title of the post refers to the hapless Pakistani ambassador with the unfortunate name, who was denied a job in Saudi Arabia.
GM Roper says
Posted on and trackback done. Now, if I can only stop chortling.
Well, I can understand the ambassador’s dismay. His prospective bride was apparently a far cry from the goats and camels he was used to…