Jacob works for 7 years for Rachel, only to be told at the end that it would be against the culture to have the younger daughter marry first. So after marrying Leah he works an additional slew of years for the privilege of having Rachel, finally, as his wife. There are so many things to think about in reading this story, like the ages of the people, the circumstances in the family, etc. But I was taken, reading it this time, by the persistence and love of Jacob. So I asked my husband if he would work 14 years to marry me.
Geo's answer: No, I would steal you away in the night.
What a romantic... sigh