Getting someone goat ... literally.  

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3/10/2006 12:24 pm

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Getting someone goat ... literally.


Life can be bizarre sometimes. When asked where I live I sometimes jokingly respond “in the north country where the men are men and the sheep are nervous.” Truth can be stranger then fiction, and sometimes humorous. A few week ago a story appeared on the BBC web site “Sudan man forced to 'marry' goat”. With a headline like that you just have to read it.

This story turns out to be more about economics then sex. I am sure this will disappoint some. Apparently the owner of the goat heard some noise one night and went to investigate. What he found was another man doing his goat doggy style. The owner chased the perpetrator of the beastly deed and tied him up. In our culture we would call the police, in their culture the local elders are called to settle disputes sometimes. Well, the elders got together and arrived at a equitable solution. They decided that the perpetrator should marry the goat and pay the owner a $50 dowry (a lot of money in the Sudan). Now I can’t imagine a goat would cost $50, so I suspect that the elders engaged in a little legal maneuvering here to penalize and embarrass the perpetrator. And of course, they had to preserve the poor goats honor. I wonder if the goat wore white for the wedding ceremony. The now former owner was quoted as saying “We have given him the goat, and as far as we know they are still together”. Hmmm … I wonder how much it costs to divorce a goat in the Sudan. Now that is getting someones goat.

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