"Why I Changed My Name..." doesn't give the real answer, which is that the man is an idiot. However, it does appear that copious amounts of alcohol were involved, so - basically the same thing.
Isabella might want to reconsider that "engaged" thing...
"Cooking is the art of adjustment." ~~~Jacques Pépin
“A party without cake is just a meeting.” ~Julia Child
"A dream is a festival of lights within your mind." ~~~ Joan Walsh Anglund