That’s A Wrap: Woman Ends 40 Day Marriage Over Shawarma

FML for the husband who probably regrets not forking over the extra $3.

According to Masrawy, the newlyweds were taking their first outing as a married couple when the altercation over the sandwich went down. The husband reportedly bought her juice, and assuming that that was enough, refused to pay for his wife’s shawarma. The Egyptian woman who goes by the name Sameeha decided to end her marriage over the stinginess. The couple had only been together for 40 days.

"We had a traditional arranged marriage, I only knew him for two months before the wedding and never noticed how stingy he was. During the first week of our marriage, he told me that he hates going out anywhere because that would be a waste of money," she said.

Well, that’s what you get for not getting to know your partner before you decide to bank on a lifetime with them.

Could their relationship have been saved, had it been hummus?

But the real question is, will she trust again? Will she find her true love, and will he provide for her all of the shawarmas her heart really desires? Will she await her soulmate in the lines of kebab stands, steal glances at Ali-Baba’s Food Truck, and gaze longfully for potential suitors in shawarma shops rather than the traditional bar or club?

Jokes aside, in the woman’s defense, the report says the husband claimed that his wife was trying to 'exploit his wealth' by forcing him to buy a sandwich after getting her the juice. Come on guy. Maybe you should just stay single.

By Nadine / Wednesday 21 February 2018 15:35 / France
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  Austin Schmit  |  10

I think statistics show that arranged marriages actually produce happier couples and a lower divorce rate. I’m sure this varies greatly depending on country, culture, religion, age, etc...but it’s not the worst concept ever devised.

Monogamous relationships take that cake!

  SneezyBear  |  27

Considering these tend to be cultures that emphasise filial piety over individual happiness, and divorce is generally as scandalous as it used to be in Western cultures about 100 years ago, I would take those studies with a grain of salt.

  arabian22  |  29

Actually most modern (key word=modern) arranged marriages work the same as online dating sites or being set-up through someone. The two individuals are introduced after both families approve (which is arguably better than a dating site because I trust my family more than the internet) and then are given as much time as they would like to get to know each other and decide if they want to stay together or part ways. And even if they do decide to stay together, most couples have long engagement periods where either one can walk away at any time. I’d say a major reason arranged marriages typically last is because families can do a pretty good job of determining who their child will be happy with and who fits into their family best. Obviously (as you can see in this article) divorce is not off-limits but most couples choose to stay together.

By  Darkshadus1  |  2

It's freaking shawarma pay the $3 at least it wasn't surf and turf she barely touched.

By  TheJawsman  |  18

I frankly don't see why so many people are hating on the woman here.

I would say that if she's put it together that the guy is frequently stingy and isn't taking care of her needs (Denying her $3 worth of food? Come on.) then she should definitely move on. I'm not saying being overly materialistic, but being with a guy who is exceedingly frugal when he's not hurting for money (His financial status would most certainly have been considered by the wife's family before agreeing to the marriage) is asking for marital stress.

Maintaining any marriage, arranged or not, relies on ample communication and long-term compatibility of the partners. She was being proactive here.