Saturday, July 15, 2006

In The Middle East Too Long ?

You know you have lived in the Middle East too long when.

  • You're not surprised to see a goat in the passenger seat
  • You think the uncut version of "Little House on the Prairie" is provocative
  • You serve coffee in a thimble
  • You understand that everyone's first name isn't Al
  • Your need a sweater when it's 80 degrees in the shade
  • You understand "no problem" means "essential you follow up"
  • You think a picnic means pulling over on the side of the road with your TV and live goat.
  • You believe that speed limits are only advisory
  • You know whether you are within missile range of Iraq
  • You think black is appropriate daytime wear and that men should go to work in dresses and lacy hats
  • You expect to go to jail when a local national hits the back of your car at a stop sign
  • You expect your home office to call you on Fridays
  • Your wear a jacket inside and take it off when you go out
  • You can judge a perfect "10" by the ankle
  • You know which end of a shwarma to unwrap first
  • You think the further you inch into the middle of the crossroads, the faster the light will turn green
  • You carry an umbrella and it isn't raining
  • You believe that the definition of a nanosecond is the time interval between the time the light turns green and the time that the guy behind you begins to blow his horn
  • You give directions by landmarks instead of road names
  • You can receive every television station except the local station
  • You get used to using the cold water tap to get hot water during summer
  • You can't buy anything without asking for a discount
  • You understand that "wadi bashing" isn't a criminal act
  • You make left turns from the far right lane
  • You think Pepsi begins with a "B"
  • You measure time by prayer calls
  • You fax friends your map instead of your address
  • Your think tissue boxes belong on the dinner table
  • You except the confirmation of your airline reservation to be "inshallah"
  • You think only men should hold hands in Public.

Got this in a mail forward thought I'd share since I can't think of anything else to share.


Zak said...

Haha..thats so true..I'm going to post that on my blog!

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kaya said...

me too have read this. sent in by a cousin who is soooooo fooony.
Some of them are pretty funny tho.

Tainted Female said...

rofl! It's so TRUE!

I never really realized how bizarre some of these things must seem to those who are new here, or haven't yet been!


Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

lol that's funny

opinionatedinjerzee said...
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opinionatedinjerzee said...

lol!! thats too funny!! when i was in pakistan for 6 loooooooooong months 13 yrs ago.. i got used to sharing the road with cows!! and this was supposed to be karachi!! a city!!!

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