I was reading the news the other day, and this headline caught my eye:
LAGOS (Reuters) -A Nigerian court has granted temporary reprieve to an 84-year-old Muslim preacher with 86 wives after local leaders threatened to force him to leave the area unless he divorced all but four of them.
One, that's a shitload of wives by any religion's standards. Two, how do you bargain it down to four as an acceptable number?
"You may only have one wife!"
"I will accept no less than 20!"
"You may have two! That is all!"
"I will have ten! That is my final offer!"
"You are a good preacher. Because of that, we will go as high as three!"
"I am a great preacher. I deserve no less than eight!"
"Four, or we cut off your balls and feed them to a camel."
Apparently, Sharia Law says 4 is the magic number. I'm willing to bet he followed the FIFO accounting method, because let's face it -- wives 83 through 86 have to be way hotter than wives 1-4 at this point. Although if he were smart, he'd go with at least one wife in the high 50's because every wife after 80 is probably like 12 years old, and not really that great at cooking, cleaning and doing the laundry.
I don't know about this Sharia law stuff. Even four sounds like a lot to me. I only have the one wife and frankly, I don't think I have the energy for any number higher than that.
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