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In Kuwait you can tell...

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Submitted by Don (Peru), Dec 8, 2008 at 08:20

In Kuwait you can often tell how many wives a man has by the floors of his home. Three floors and he'll have a wife on each with the children she bore living with her on that particular floor. I taught in Kuwait and we often had, say, seven or eight kids in the school by one father, but two or three different mothers for the same "family."

Kuwaitis being a wealthy people - thanks to their govt's oil revenues, not that they accomplish anything on their own - the men can support multiple families, a requisite according to the Koran in marrying multiple wives (up to four). Often times, when they get bored with one or two of them, they divorce them and marry others. I used to think I wanted to come back in my next life as a Kuwaiti male since a lot of Kuwaiti women are gorgeous, but then that would mean I'd be a Muslim and no amount of money on Earth could make me do that.


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