Saturday, February 21, 2009

YOU HAVE BEEN IN THE MIDDLE EAST TOO LONG IF...

Copio e incollo spudoratamente da un FB Group che ho scoperto oggi. Rido da ore perche' il wall del gruppo ha piu' di 250 posts che ho letto per intero.

You are not surprised to see a goat in the passenger seat

You expect the confirmation on your airline ticket to read "insha'allah"

You do not expect to eat dinner before 10:30 pm

You need a sweater when it is 80 degrees (~27) out

Your ideal vacation is anywhere you can eat pork

Your idea of housework is leaving a list for the maid

You believe the speed limits are only advisory

You have no problem with tractors driving 40 kph on the highway

You think all police drive BMWs and Mercedes Benz'

You know whether or not you are within missile range of Iran

You get excited and spread the news when "Oreo" cookies or chocolate chips (or pasta De Cecco ndr) show up at the grocery store

You fully expect to go to jail when a local national hits the back of your car at a stop sign

You know which end of a shawarma to unwrap first

You think that the further you inch into the middle of an intersection, the faster the light will turn green

You consider it normal for the same section of the road to be dug up three times by contractors in the space of a few weeks

You can receive every TV station crystal clear except the local one

You get used to using the cold tap to get hot water during the summer

You make left turns from the far right lane without a second thought

You expect gold for every birthday

You get in heated arguments about your favourite Sheikh, Emir or King

You think Pepsi begins with a "B"

You think it is perfectly normal that your neighbour has 2 Ferraris and a Hummer and never works

You think that a box of Kleenex belongs on every dinner table

You think water comes in bottles

You understand that when someone says "bukra, insha'allah" to you it really means "sometime during this calendar year…if you are lucky"

Sono sicura che coloro i quali sono stati da queste parti capiranno quanto e' vero tutto cio'.

A presto

1 comment:

travelingsuep said...

I published something similar in Nov, but still funny. Sx