Skip to comments.Portuguese shepherd short-changed in goats-for-wife deal
Posted on 09/19/2004 4:50:37 AM PDT by martin_fierro
Portuguese shepherd short-changed in goats-for-wife deal
Sat Sep 18, 1:50 PM ET
LISBON (AFP) - A Portuguese shepherd took up arms in despair after he bartered 15 goats and 2,500 euros (3,000 dollars) in exchange for a young new wife, who never turned up, a newspaper reported.
Diamantino, 49, from Vila Real in northern Portugal, had struck a deal with a man who promised to supply him with a 22-year-old wife in exchange for the livestock and cash, the Jornal de Noticias reported.
But the months dragged on with no sign of the promised spouse until the lovelorn shepherd snapped, taking up arms and barricading himself inside a garage on Friday, demanding either a wife or his money back.
Police stepped in and finally persuaded Diamantino to lay down his weapons. He was detained for a few hours and is due to appear in court in the coming days.
"I'll take 'Things That Make You Feel Sheepish' for $500, Alex."
This is like, what, the fifth, this week. When are these lonely goatherds going to WAKE UP, Martin?
He gave that much without even seeing the chick?
A 49 year old Portuguese shepherd? You really think he is in a position to be choosy?
A sheepish goatherder = cognitive dissonance.
Too bad he didn't buy from someone reputable, like CBS.
My understanding is that it's not a real high-stress profession. < |:)~
This poor guy needs to ask someone for expert advice. He should get in touch with John Kerry. (Hint: Don't pay for them, make them pay for you.)
WIth all those sheep? Yeah, he could be choosy.....
Lonely Goatherd Alert
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