Tuesday, May 15, 2007

True Love

Chinese traditions and family pressures lead to all sorts of odd marital situations, people disappearing back to their home town to get married to someone they've never met (always distressing when it's my employees that are resigning because their parents have pressured them to come home...), but this article in Ananova is particularly weird.

Ah, it's that age old romantic tale:

Boy meets girl
Boy marries girl
Girl dies horrible death
Boys parents meet new girl and pressure boy to marry new girl
Boy agrees because new girl slightly resembles original girl
Boy asks new girl to undergo plastic surgery so that she fully resembles old girl
New girl bizarrely accedes to boy's request

And they all live happily ever after

It's not so much a match made in heaven as a match made in the Twilight Zone.


NewSelephant said...

"new girl slightly resembles original girl" - hard to believe they couldn't find a doppelgänger out of half a billion Chinese women

Richard in Kunming said...

To say that this seems bizarre is an understatement. You gotta be kidding me. Wish we had more words for love in the English language, because this must be some new strange variant that I've previously been unaware of!

Anonymous said...

I really think it's time to leave now.