Blogger is acting weird today. I tried replying to y'all but it wouldn't let me. So here goes:
Moonsmile, Jazaki Allah koli khair. I read my twinkie your comment :D
Pancake, yeah, but they messed up our spelling not in English but in ARABIC. Hahah. I’ll tell you why though. It’s cause Arabic relies on a ‘dot’ system- many of the letters are differentiated from others by just a dot on top or underneath, right. Well, they switched our dots around….LOL…and we ended up having to prove that we were all related.
Clytie- I loved your blog! So seriously, no thanks necessary. Guys, go visit it. It’s such a nice idea! And LOOOOL! I think I’ll skip the Department of Motor Vehicles if it makes Egyptian bureaucracies look like kindergarten ;)
Rebecca, I don’t think. I know your bathrooms must be better!! I love your comment- the evidence is our poetry and literature. So true.
Funny thing is when I stumbled on your blog, you reminded me of a ESL teacher I used to know (really like a lot) who used to work in China and came to the UAE. Ooo and I went back and visited your blog :D “We agrees” ;) (Think Langston Hughes, The Rent Man or something like that)
Yup, Susanne! That’s the bright side of things, heheh.
LOL oldie goldie! I guess it’s true then….It’s a bureaucracy thing and not an Egyptian thing :P
On the serious side of things, I read a very depressing article today about a Palestinian family fighting the Israeli bureaucracy to save their son. He was born in Gaza and had two holes in his heart.
He didn’t make it. Let’s take a moment though to remember him. Read his story here: