Friday, January 05, 2007

Marriage Vows Are No Joke!

[Posted by reader_iam]

The humorless officials in question could have a bright future as airline employees, dontcha think?
Wedding jokes aren't always funny. When a bride in Austria jokingly answered "no" instead of "yes" when asked if she wanted to marry her husband-to-be, the official performing the civil wedding promptly broke off the ceremony.

Not even the bride's sobs could reverse the decision and the couple had to wait two and a half months before they could give it another β€” successful β€” try, the Austrian newspaper Oberoesterreichischen Nachrichten reported Friday.

I myself think that a healthy dose of levity is essential to marriage, but then what do I know?

(Happy 12th Anniversary two days early, darling.)