Thursday, August 02, 2007

A summary of why shopping in Egypt is hard...

a) hideous clothing.

b) english that gives me a headache.

c) naked, dismembered mannequins.


fathima said...

that's a pretty amazing story about the salvation army. admit it, you wish you'd written it.

Rizwan said...

Classic. Memories of trying to shop for a shirt in Jeddah are knocking ominously at the door of my consciousness.

Umar said...

hey... with regards to your last picture, you may find it silly, but it sure makes shopping easier for the one-armed & one-legged population.

shajara said...

Assalamu aleikum,
a) garish (*shudders*). And no doubt, expensive ( "the heftier the price tag, the more fashionable it must be!" or so people must think; actually, check if they have any tags saying "Milan" or "Paris" too ;) )

b)this is great actually. Wait, did I just say that? *shudders*

c)and finally, a contorted mutilated mannequin and...*shudders* I like the way you sensored her though :)


safiyyah said...

asmaa, in saudi arabia, a shopkeeper kicked us out of his store because we couldn't stop laughing at the clothes he had displayed! oh man, the abayas were ridiculous! one was made of feathers. no jokes. it was like a huge big bird suit. and it was grey. another had these huge wooden beads, about the size of marbles, attached every which way to the abaya. all of the abayas were ridiculously expensive too. even now, when i remember the occasion (and our amusement) i can't help but laugh out loud.

Anonymous said...

Essalam Alaikum,

This blog had me laughing out loud for real! :-) Thanks!

Jazak Allahu Khairun,