January 7, 2013

Apparently all the men here are the same...


Well it's not the local beauty shop in Steele Magnolia's but there’s this wee little salon close to my house that I go to from time to time. There are ladies salons on every corner in Kuwait but I prefer the fancy Western ones where everyone speaks English.  Unfortunately my current favorite is far and so I sometimes choose to save time and money by going local for a quickie wash and blowout.  There's no happy ending but they do a pretty decent job on my long, wet and wild hair.
Recently while I was there having my hair blown stick straight I noticed an older Kuwaiti Bedouin lady staring a hole in my backside.  I would catch her in the mirror yet she wouldn't look away. She kind of looked scary and mean without the slightest smile on her face. I felt intimidated and like I was becoming smaller and smaller in the giant salon chair.  
Well most of the customers speak Arabic all around you and that includes the Filipinos and Lebanese ladies that work there.  I figure it's some sort of juicy local gossip being exchanged while they talk a little hair. Then it happened and everyone started to stare. They were all obviously talking about me and didn’t seem to care.   I suddenly regretted with "pink rosy cheeks" that I was so open about my life with the Lebanese lady that does my hair. 

Then my insecure thoughts were interrupted with very loud laughter clearly at my expense.  The Filipino lady that washes my hair translated in English that the older Bedouin lady said that all foreign women try to steal the local men.  And that all local men here cheat because they are large. YES...LARGE and she meant you know where! Well I laughed myself out of the chair.
And there you have it; apparently all the men here are the same.
 

20 comments:

  1. First of all, this woman is very rude and uneducated. If she's so daring and making everyone else laugh, why hasn't she spoken in English so you can understand her? Oh, wait.. SHE'S TOO FREAKING DUMB TO SPEAK ENGLISH! I can't believe how people judge one another without even knowing them, it's just sad. It's also very funny how she's completely insecure about herself thinking her man is gonna leave her for an American (I wouldn't blame him), lol. About Kuwaiti men being the same... I wouldn't wanna start discussing that, because I already don't like them :p. Anyways, that was such a nice topic to post, and it's not something new, your posts have always been wonderful and funny :)

    -BurpsOfHope

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    1. Thank you for the compliments sweetheart. I sure appreciate all of your kind words, emails and support. It's a pleasure to get to know you through Twitter.

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    2. She's too dumb to speak English?? Have you checked a map? You're in Kuwait. HER country. She speaks her language, Arabic. If anything you're too dumb to learn Arabic. With that being said, that old lady is rude as hell and you should have turned around and told her tuz feeki haha

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    3. She is half Kuwaiti and very smart. Her English is as perfect as her Kuwaiti. She is only 19 so I think she answered as a typical girl would at that age. She's really a sweetheart so I'm protective of her, "of course".

      Thanks for teaching me the Kuwaiti saying. I'm going to practice for the next time I see the old lady. :)

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  2. lol!! Too funny! You really have to be picky when heading to a salon here...even though it's supposed to be were a woman can relax and vent...it can be quite intimidating whether your blonde, brunette or not an average local (i.e. local on the outside...American from the inside..:)..I'd rather go out of my way to my favourite salon where I can be loved than to put up with weirdos who take the fun out of me getting my beauty fix...

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    1. Hi Moli! So nice to hear from you. I kind of like this salon because it's so close and convenient. Not to mention the low low prices. :) However I would never let them do anything but wash and blow dry my hair. I save all the other stuff for the Western salon. I just need to get thicker skin and let them laugh. Hehe ;p

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  3. My American friend is married to a Kuwaiti. My friend wears hejab. One day, she and her husband were on an elevator and another muhajeba Kuwaiti came in, looked at her husband and said in Arabic, "Arent't Kuwaiti women good enough for you? Aren't you ashamed?" He responded with, "Unlike you, my wife does not start conversations with strange men in elevators."

    You have to remember, we invented porno. We are all porn girls. We are here to steal men (as if there are none where we come from). Why should we steal local men? Because they are rich and handsome. LMAO. That is sooooo old school.

    Girl, I have to teach you some quick come-backs so at least they THINK you know what they're saying. Smile, "Shloanich inti, zeina?" Done.

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    1. Welcome back DG! Missed your posts so much and was really happy to see your hilarious comment with two new posts on the blog. Yay...DG Blog Candy!

      Lmao @ your friend's husband's comeback. That's hilarious! And yes, I need to learn some clever Kuwaiti comebacks because the weirdest things happen to me here. I never knew our wet and wild American porno lifestyles were to blame. ;)

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  4. Interesting post and wonderful comment by Desert Girl!

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    1. Thank you Tauqeer. :D Yes, her comments are always wonderful.

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  5. I just wanted to say: how does she know if all kuwaiti men are the same??!!

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    1. Well, I wasn't about to ask the Filipino to ask her but you can. ;) Although most ladies that I met here at my previous job that were married or dated them support her theory on the last thing she said.

      That was why it was sooooo funny! I am sure she was a bit crazy.

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  6. Hey now! Not all of us are the same.

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    1. The post is referring to Local guys and not expats. I've never heard anyone say American men are large...hehe! ;)

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    2. Hey now! I did not say that part was wrong :)

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    3. Haha, of course you didn't mean that part!

      BTW, welcome back to blogging. It's been a while. Are you still leaving Kuwait?

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    4. Yup. Looks like the end of May unless things change.

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    5. At least you'll escape the Kuwaiti desert heat. :)

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  7. lol she agrees they're all the same when it comes to size. I do not want to know how she came about to that conclusion.

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