An argument lead to a man divorcing his wife 15 minutes after marrying her.
A Dubai couple’s union is a serious contender for the title of shortest marriage in history, after the groom decided to divorce his bride less than 15 minutes after marrying her.
You may be wondering what on Earth could make a man to divorce his wife so fast. Well, in this case, the answer is money, more specifically the dowry payment he had agreed to pay the bride’s father. As per the contract the groom and his father-in-law had signed, the newly-married man agreed to pay the bride’s father 100,000 Dirhams ($27,224) in two installments – 50,000 Dirhams ($13,612) upon the signing of the marriage contract inside the Sharia office, and the other 50,000 Dirhams upon leaving the court building.
The groom reportedly made the initial payment as agreed, but as soon as he and his bride left the court building, his father-in-law immediately demanded the other half. The newly-married man asked the bride’s father to wait just five minutes, assuring him that the money was in the car and he had nothing to worry about.
However, the father-in-law insisted that the groom send one of his friends or a relative to get the money from his car so he could be paid immediately. This discussion allegedly happened under the scrutinizing eyes of the newlyweds friends and family, which made the groom feel “insulted and demeaned”. He went back into the court house and divorced his wife less than 15 minutes after marrying her.
A young boy wanted to help his parents pay for the medical bills for his little brother, so he built a lemonade stand.
A 9-year-old South Carolina boy selling lemonade to help his sick baby brother raised nearly $6,000 in two hours Saturday.
Andrew Emery wants to help his parents pay for the medical bills for his little brother Dylan. The infant suffers from Krabbe disease, a rare and often lethal neurological condition.
So on Saturday, Emery spent two hours at used truck dealership Southern Wheels in Greenwood, selling lemonade and #TeamDylan T-shirts. He raised $5,860 to be added to $1,300 raised at a Friday benefit concert and $5,600 from a GoFundMe site for his brother.
“I’m gonna spend it on doctor’s bills and stuff, and buy him a teddy bear too,” Andrew told the Index-Journal of Greenwood. “I just want to help Dylan. He’s my baby brother."
Dylan’s mother and father are with him at a Pittsburgh hospital seeking medical care. Melissa Emery is updating her youngest son’s condition on a Facebook page set up for him.
Andrew has been talking to his baby brother on video calls and has big plans for when he gets home, hopefully later this week.
“I’m going to hug him,” Andrew said.