O/T - Dowry
I thought you all might be interested in this or at the very least if you need entertainment, this should provide you with some. To make a long story short, I used to work with this man named John and this man named Luke, we all became friends while we were co-workers, this was almost 4 years ago, but we all have different jobs now. Well John is now married and expecting a baby with his wife, we are very good friends and they have been together 10 yearsish. Luke has a girlfriend we will call Vicki, they started dating about 2 months after bf and I, so they have been together now 2 years. So we all used to spend time together, but bf and I, will not hang out with Luke and Vicki anymore because there is always drama and 99% of it is from Vicki. No one likes Vicki in our group, Luke's roommate, any of our other mutual friends, etc. John and Luke are best friends though, so they will stay hangout, but John's wife refuses to hangout with Vicki either. To make a very long story short and without telling 100 examples, Vicki thinks basically every woman is trying to or has slept with Luke, she is very controlling, very stuck up, rude, etc. Vicki has accused John's wife of being into Luke, simply because she is a female and has been around Luke a lot. When the 6 of us have all hung out, Vicki is very stand offish, makes rude comments, acts better than everyone, etc. and once bf and I leave, Vicki starts drama with the four of them, so John's wife is like you can see Luke and he can come over, etc. but I don't want Vicki here and since I am pregnant I am especially not dealing with this.
So we see John and his wife at least once a month and I do "happetizer hour" with the wife instead of happy hour like we used to because she is pregnant about once a month as well. Every so often we ask how Luke is doing. We still like Luke, but because of Vicki we will not spend time with them unless it is a larger group where we don't need to interact much with Vicki. About two months ago apparently Luke and Vicki got into an argument which lead to Luke trying to drive off, but Vicki pulled her car up so close to his driver side door he had to climb through the passenger side to get into his seat to drive away. Well, Luke drives off and Vicki speeds up after him basically doing a car chase. Vicki ends up crashing her car and totaling it on this. If there were not enough red flags yet, you would think this one would wake Luke up, but no, instead he helps her buy a new car. Btw Vicki was not hurt during the accident.
So that brings us to last weekend when we saw John and his wife so as we usually do, we asked how Luke and Vicki are doing and if Luke has woken up to reality yet. John laughs and says no wait till you hear this story. So John proceeds to tell us how in order for Luke to marry Vicki like he wants to do, he needs to pay a dowry to her family in order for him to marry her.... Not only that, but the ring needs to be 3 months pay, and Vicki wants a $100,000 wedding........ Apparently Vicki says this is customary for her culture and he can't marry her unless he does the first two things..... So bf and I were just like what are there some goats included too in this dowry? .... Just blows my mind how dense some people can be. We all joke, but in all seriousness if Luke ever cheated, we really think Vicki would murder him, like legit homicide. Anyways, that was my mornings entertainment for you all. I thought about it because of this podcast I was listening to this morning.