Manama: A Saudi man divorced his wife after he became convinced she loved her father’s camel than she loved him.
The husband and wife were on a visit to her family’s house west of the capital Riyadh when he verbally flirted with her to show how deep his love for her was.
However, the wife reportedly failed to match the emotions of his love expressions and told him that he was dear to her, but not as much as her father’s camel “Al Waleef”, local news site Sada reported.
The husband was shocked by her statement particularly that she uttered it in front of her brothers, but opted to lapse into silence and did not comment.
On their way home, the wife offered further details about Al Waleef, and said that her father had refused to sell it, even though he was offered a high price for it. The husband once more felt offended by his wife’s remarks and could not appreciate her exaggerated admiration for the camel, but preferred not to comment.
According to the site, the husband on Friday evening took his wife on a tour in the desert and headed to the area where her father kept his camels.
At the site, he asked her to show him Al Waleef, but when he saw her open admiration for the camel, he told her that he was divorcing. He reportedly explained that she was an animal who did not deserve to live among humans and that her natural place was among camels where she could be close to Aleef.
Online comments were largely scornful of the husband for divorcing his wife and breaking a marriage over a trivial matter.
However, some commenters hailed him for teaching his “arrogant” wife a lesson in showing respect for her husband.
Several comments blamed the two spouses for failing to rise to high moral standards and not showing enough respect for each other.