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I am preoccupied with a recent incident. My cousin went for a bride seeing ritual, everything seemed picture perfect and I had hoped beyond hopes that I would finally, finally..... hear wedding bells. What is more?.... I was getting dreadfully concerned of his conspicuous potbelly; thanks to his love for coffee.
Certainly his coffee consumption was on rise with his pushy “hunt for bride”. I am secretly relived that it is not customary to offer beer or C2H5OH for the bride seeing ceremony. Had it not been so, my cousin and his entire family would have been “grand scale drunkards” by now. This was the 18th girl he was seeing, each time something had to go off beam. Either the girl was too plump or bony; too white or too dark; too knowledgeable or ignorant; too polite or ill-bred. And if there was someone who matched their list of prerequisites, then it was difficult for the groom to fit the longer list which the bride’s people had on display.
So finally we had this one case which was liked by the moms/dads/grandpas/grandmas/uncles/aunties/neighbours/cousins/maids/ drivers etc.................wait a sec. Well, well, did the bride and the groom like each other? I have to check and get back on this, for I am not very certain. If I recollect my yesterdays conversation with my aunt nobody shed light on this element; may be that was not a crucial aspect. Okay, I hate dragging and let me come straight to the point. This time around we had a new concern....something of which I had never thought about. The bride was half an inch taller than the prospective groom!......Hmmm.... now is that a real stumbling block???? I was desperate for an answer and turned to my supposed-to-be intelligent husband for an answer. Without even looking up from his boring power-point presentation he comments “Personally, I like when a women is as tall as my eye level. It makes embracing comfortable”</SPAN>……My…my…now wasn’t that a sardonic remark,???? Wasn’t he reminding me that I was quite a few inches shorter than him??? And , excuse me??? I retort...… “we do not make “a shape of 10’”. We women do have the innate ability to turn anything into a fight….don’t we???…even a trivial witticism???</SPAN>
I am the type of people who cannot rest when I have a lingering question, I thought of consulting my dear sister, who always had some attention-grabbing view to offer. And she adds this"Eves height was just below Adams chin? I would call that the right height………….errr… also, it has further advantages….. a girl could use his shoulder to lie her head on when dancing or walking or crying on...and also this hones the man’s shilly-shally ego when a woman has to look up at him...it gives him a sense of being mannish”
I told you she always gave even more dimensions to a possible dilemma!!!My next alternative was to consult my 8 year old DD and pat comes this answer“ It's OK for a husband to be taller than his wife. This isn't really an important factor, all it matters is that he should be filthy rich and drive a BMW convertible!!!!” Kids these days!!!!!
This was the limit and I had made up my mind. I would ask my new found friend “Indus Ladies”…so ladies although I try not let this question bother me, it does plague me occasionally. Please help? isn't it ok for the wife to be taller?