It is so ironic to see slogans being shouted out to bring down the bad habit of families rising up with the rates of Mahr that the groom-to-be has to pay in order to get married to his beloved wife-to-be. It is also a shame that there's a supposed law of a ceiling of no more than 2,000 Omani Riyals that no one in the entire country adheres to, to allow marriages to flow freely as possible without financial entanglements.
But what really takes the piss out of this situation is the fact that not one person in an authoritative position is really doing anything about it. In fact, if anything, they are increasing the pressure on the remaining male and females genders of the society that wish to get married with such things such as rising prices of getting a home, lands, services, and even the banks have joined in by offering loans to 'make dream marriages come true'.
When two people come together for a marriage they expect to take life's difficulties one pace at a time, and not all in one go, and especially not through facilitating marriage loans that offer you to payback the installments in long-term installments with interest.
One such bank is BankMuscat. I am not saying that BankMuscat is the only bank that is wrong in increasing pressure but it is one of the major players in the banking industry.
I ask that the authorities concerned should take an proactive movement in such a long life dilemma to the utmost consideration lest they want to see the number of single people arising in a country that drives on depending on a population that is less than 40 years old by 75%.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Posted by Sleepless In Muscat at 00:25