October 7, 2009

"I don't know how much 4 different weddings would have cost me but I know doing it all at once saved money."

"For example I only needed one tent, I needed to hire one caterer and one photographer for the entire ceremony," said South African businessman Milton Mbele who married 4 women on the same day.

This guy is very organized:
"I prefer polygamy to having many girlfriends which is what some married men do," he says.

"If I love more than one woman, I would rather make it known to the other women in my life and make it official.
"If I feel like taking another wife this is something that will be in the open and my wives would know," he says....
There are seven days in a week and I have four wives. I will take turns visiting them and use the remaining three days to rest.
He's pacing himself. If he's committed to giving each woman sex once a week, then he's got room to add 3 more wives, but then he's going to have to build up his vigor and cut down on that rest time.

18 comments:

Hoosier Daddy said...

I prefer polygamy to having many girlfriends which is what some married men do," he says.

Heh, I bet he'd change his tune if South Africa had our divorce laws.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Actually I think this is marvelous when I think on it. Just another rich piece of fabric in our planet's rich and colorful cultural tapestry that should be celebrated and cherished.

If we could only shed our Puritanical notions of monogomy we too could enjoy the joys of having multiple wives. Think about it guys, if one is going through her monthly oil change, that gives you 3 other shots at some nookie.

I think I need to see what the ob opportunities are in Pretoria....

Scott said...

I guess in South Africa, women have to be treated with the same respect and have the same status as house pets.

So if this guy turns out to be a wife beater, don't call the police, -- call the Humane Society.

Paddy O. said...

And three other wifeless men who, in their frustration, will cause havoc and chaos.

The rich get the wives, the poor become soldiers and criminals to help gain more spoils and more wives for the rich.

Florida said...

"... e's going to have to build up his vigor and cut down on that rest time!"

Jealous much, Ann?

rhhardin said...

He's not very ambitious if he thinks only in weeks.

Lem said...

There are seven days in a week and I have four wives. I will take turns visiting them and use the remaining three days to rest.

If his ever asked to review the wives he will at least have complied with bloggers full disclosure parameters... as we know them today.

However if he takes on more wives he should be asked to reveal how he arrived at those conclusions thereby letting the readers form a more independent opinion of the wives.

It’s a matter of quality control and fairness of course ;)

Bissage said...

I’m glad the wedding was a success but now Mr. Mbele needs to figure out what he’s going to do with four convection toaster ovens.

Scott M said...

I still don't see the downside for having an extra wife or two (if your anti-nag shields are buffed to the max) as long as:

1) You don't live on a compound somewhere
2) Everyone involved is of legal age
3) Nobody involved owns underwear. You need lots of towels though.

Triangle Man said...

I’m glad the wedding was a success but now Mr. Mbele needs to figure out what he’s going to do with four convection toaster ovens.

No gift receipts in South Africa? Barbarians!

Lem said...

Didn’t Michel Moore cover this already?

("Capitalism: A Love Story,")

Charity said...

I am having a really crappy day. Thanks for the laugh with that last sentence. I needed that.

AlmaGarret said...

Hoosier - I hate to burst your bubble but it is a well-known fact (for those of us who've lived in dorms or sorority houses) that women living in close proximity find their menstrual cycles (or oil changes LOL) aligning. So most likely the poor guy would be stuck with 4 really pissed off PMS-ers all at once.

PatCA said...

Ah, it's part of their "culture."

It's okay then. The women, see, like it that way. It's better than monogamy even!

Hoosier Daddy said...

Hoosier - I hate to burst your bubble but it is a well-known fact (for those of us who've lived in dorms or sorority houses) that women living in close proximity find their menstrual cycles (or oil changes LOL) aligning.

That's why you keep them in different locations. Worse than a synchronized menstrual cycle is 4 women conspiring.

;-)

muddimo said...

Let us celebrate matrimonial multiculturalism. Don't you dare judge! And by judge I mean contemplate these marriages from the wives' point of view.


wv: "hawarge" = large hawg (what you better have if you're taking on four at a time)

blake said...

A man with four wives deserves what he gets.

Four mothers-in-law.

Xmas said...

Actually, he caused more of a controversy because his wedding to the four women was a Christian ceremony. Most of the polygamous marriages down here are done as tribal ceremonies.

The local paper carried the story and got quotes from various Christian polygamy advocates, and they even put in a jab about Mormons.

A week after his wedding, he was locked out of his job. Not because of the wedding, but because of the $100,000+ funeral he organized for a local mayor.

http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=13&art_id=vn20091003083501245C561245