house, the elders had already given up on the issue of the day. But if every
other person was tired, Susan’s father was not. He insisted on getting
everything on the request-list met.
all these years, then she must not be given out ‘cheaply’ in marriage. He
remains the father of the bride and must enjoy full benefits for his
degrees and varied trainings, she has good looks and puts up a likable mien
among her friends. She hadn’t complained about being single; she may have been
choosy, waiting for a man of her choice, but that was entirely her business.
Power- bike; one that he had always dreamed of, build a family-size house for him
to upgrade his status from a tenant to a house-owner. He said he hadn’t asked
for too much, because he already had the piece of land!
said that having been prevailed upon by members of his family, he didn’t mind
waving ‘the rest things’ on the list, but the first two items must be provided
or else he was not going to give Susan out for marriage.
let go of the building request, then they should also yank off some of their
own items meant for members of the family.
He concluded that the family was
somewhat more ‘greedy’ than himself,
the first and ‘original owner’ of the
‘commodity! Oops, ‘daughter’.
disturbing that some parents would want to exchange their daughters like a
common commodity for material wealth.
honour the parents and family of his proposed bride, but it becomes
embarrassingly sad when outrageous price-tags are placed on the lady.
‘family-demand- list’, as a bride or groom to- be?