From: Elshaday 30th-Dec-2011 at 11:58:01
Tags: Marriage, Traditions, Fools, Dowry
Lady Judith was stressed up. Her marriage was at breaking point. Alex her husband had become alcoholic and a popular womanizer. Judith"s days were marked with unbearably busy schedules as she had all housework to do plus her demanding full time job which she had to do to make ends meet. Alex had lost his job due to his alcoholic state. The couple had been blessed with three awesome children which Judith dropped at school at different time schedules. Judith hardly got time to herself. She woke up usually very early only to end up sleeping so late. Had she tried getting a domestic worker? There is this day that Judith would maybe live to remember- the day she caught Alex in bed with a longtime serving domestic worker. It was a snowy dark winter night but as Judith"s adrenalin rose up,she sent the domestic worker packing.
Today would mark exactly five days since Alex had gone missing. His phones were switched off. Judith had contacted the police countless times to no avail. She went further to contact all Alex"s known friends but none seemed to have seen him. As she sat in deep thoughts,the ringing of her phone startled her. She picked it up only to hear a woman raining abusive words and telling her to back off from her man. Before she had the time to ask any questions,Alex was on the phone and went straight to ask for a divorce without further explanations. She hanged up on him.
At dusk,Alex staggered into the house. Judith could no longer control the feelings of pain which she had concealed for so many years. As they say,you can never argue with a fool. Fools are like empty cans which make lots of noise. Alex was a fool. Or what would you call a man who leaves a strikingly beautiful woman like Judith for super-size ugly harlots? Alex gave it back to Judith and reminded her of the dowry he had given her parents before tying the knot with her. The dowry had included six goats which her parents and elders had rained incantations on before slaughtering them. Later everyone ate the meat to celebrate the newly engaged couple. Judith was a born again christian who never lived a double life. She had always been a woman after God"s heart but unknown to her a door had been opened to the devil through the blood from the dowry goats which needed to be shut! That was indeed an eye-opener to Judith. Always beware for the devil uses traditions to tie people down!
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