mlah The “culture” that has evolved here isn’t conducive to sissies

May 6, 2007


Filed under: Humor,Personal — mlah @ 3:19 pm

so i’m at the px yesterday. i go into the fur store and there are 4 guys from the u.a.e. posing with daniel boone style hats on while a 5th is taking a pic with his camera.

so all 4 guys with these ridiculous hats complete with the fox head on the front of the hat are yelling at the guy with the camera, “bisuraa!, harr! ana harra!” in various combinations for him to hurry and snap the pic. because it was hot.

ok, little side note. i’ve been to the u.a.e.. it’s damn hot there! why were they complaining here? it was like 85?

but i listened to them talk for a sec, and laughed at their joking and giving the incompetant photographer hell. in arabic of course.
hey! every opportunity to practice my arabic.

then i left and went and rejoined my friends in front of the internet store. around 3 minutes later, all 5 soldiers from the u.a.e. filed out to leave, and one of them, whose name is khaled, did a hard right turn and began talking to me.

quickly he figured out i knew arabic. he asked if i had ever been to an arabic country before and if i was a “professional”.

i got real wary.

so the crux of the conversation? i have a standing invitation to go to the u.a.e. compound for dinner with khaled. and make a little money too!

sheez. i need to get out of this place. fast!

27 days, and y’all can expect a much more robust blogging menu and much more regular posting as well.

one day at a time.


  1. Professional…. what? Contract killer? Stripper? American hostage bait?

    Comment by medium john — May 6, 2007 @ 6:04 pm

  2. You have 27 days, but I’m counting down 17 days. GRADUATION! I’m glad you’re coming to Murrlan’, though! It’s been FOREVER.

    Comment by Jeanna — May 6, 2007 @ 11:40 pm

  3. See what happens when you turn down the openings provided by the zoomie chicks? You develop a “reputation.”

    Comment by yup — May 7, 2007 @ 9:47 am

  4. you bastard

    Comment by mlah — May 7, 2007 @ 10:16 am

  5. […] khaled has become a stalker. […]

    Pingback by » Blog Archive » Posse — June 28, 2007 @ 5:51 pm

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