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Saturday, May 05, 2012
A Kuwaiti Wedding for the Maid and Driver
Kuwait Times : A Kuwaiti family held a wedding for their newly married household helpers! The driver and the maid, both Asians, had fallen in love and wanted to marry. Unlike the typical reaction by many families, who would deny this request of marriage or any kind of passionate relationship among the household employees, this family agreed to bless the marriage and even held a wedding in one local ballrooms at their expense to express their happiness and good wishes for the newly married couple.
When this news came to the media, it was a matter of a few laughs and good comments because it is not every day you witness things like that here! Why is that? Because we are familiar with news of crimes, suicides, runaways and abuse. In my long experience covering many stories about maids in Kuwait, this incident is only the second I have heard of in ten years.
Now, maybe there have been some marriages of the same that have occurred among domestic workers, but not with a wedding and pictures taken. That is really something new, although it is very appreciative and a great gesture of kindness and sympathy by this Kuwaiti family. It is very common that families, Kuwaitis or not, do not welcome relationships among their employees out of fear that sex will lead to pregnancy of the maid and troubles for the family and the workers in front of the law. That can be understood, but also it should not be a reason for any family to deny marriage proposals by their workers.
Like any workplace, passionate relations are not encouraged in the house and in fact it is not the right place for ethical reasons. A domestic worker, a maid or a driver or anyone else, is expected to do a job which they get paid for and not to practice a romance. Yet, a romance with good and honest intentions can occur in any place, at work or outside, maid or a driver.
For our newly married couple here today, the ending was happy and with a ballroom and a band. Both were thrilled to see their sponsor helping them to fulfill their dream and give them the chance to enjoy their big day. Happy wishes to the new couple!
By Muna Al-Fuzai
(Everyday we hear so much news about maids being abuse,this news is really very pleasing and like a breath of fresh air.)
Hi. I'm Parimita Barooah Bora. A onetime lecturer, currently I am a stay-at-home mom. Having done my post graduation in English,Education and Travel and Tourism, I taught for few years until my relocation to Kuwait. I like to share the experiences of my life as a freelance contributor to various newspapers, magazines and websites. My writings have been published in The Assam Tribune, The Sentinel, The Eclectic, The Telegraph, Outlook Traveller, The Hindustan Times, Posoowa, www.assamtimes.org, www.indiansinkuwait.com, www.glimpse.org, www.ndtvtravels.com and www.asiantribune.com
Though an Indian, I am base in Kuwait. It's here my little princess MEHR is born. Now she, duties as a wife, mother, freelance writer and teaching children in the evenings at home keeps me busy.
I belong to ASSAM,a beautiful north-eastern state of INDIA.Assam is known as the land of nature,the land of tea, one horn rhino and where the mighty Brahmaputra flows. For me no other place in the world is naturally so beautiful as my state Assam.
As a kid, dad used to take the family ( mom, bro and two sweet sis) to various tourist destinations. And luckily I have a husband who shares my love for travelling and exploring new places.
Apart from travelling and writing, I love to play my sitar, cook, collect ethnic jewellery, swim and click lot of pictures to capture my experiences and memories.
Hope you find my blog interesting, fascinating and helpful.