Reality check

I was on the phone earlier today having a conversation with On the Edge. We were discussing how we came to marry our Libyan husbands. hmmm... Neither of us wanted to marry a redneck from America so we opted for a foreign guy.

Surprise, surprise! They've got their own version of redneck in Libya! We got here and discovered we landed ourselves with a shlafti. 

Different dog... same fleas! ... sigh

Comments

  1. What I know about people from jabel nafousa are the most caring, kind people in Libya, who are family orientated, and I gather your spouse is from Nalut town.. so I think you are quite lucky in a way to end up with him and to have these wonderful children, bless you all.

    MR T

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  2. Salam KhadijaTeri. You know what's wrong with your life? You've been here too long!It's wearing you down.You desperately need a change of place and scenery, after which you will rediscover your husband's charms. Give the poor guy a chance, it's not his fault he's a shlafti, or that he's from Ruhaybat(I think). 'Shlaftiness' is an attitude and state of mind.
    Humourusly yours, Umm Salwan.

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  3. LOOOOOOL, I will keep that in mind when husband hunting. ;-)

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  4. why you pressure yourself and critsize everything surronding you it is easy you only need return ticket + few hours in the palne and a new perfect life will begin.

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  5. Your husband doesn't read your blog does he?.....

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  6. Anonymous... even if I went anywhere else in the world I'd be stuck with the same deal... Don't you get it? Different Dog... same fleas!

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  7. Umm Salwan... Not from Ruhaybat either.

    I think Shlaftiness is a way of life. And the funniest thing is that NO ONE ever thinks they themselves are shlafty... but everyone else is...lol

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  8. i agree w/ previous anonymous, its not a long flight back to america, u can start over, u dont need a man! and u don't have to eat our libyan food that u dislike so much!!

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  9. My story of birds & the bees
    Is a different dog; same fleas!

    No to US redneck? Ask me why
    Instead I opted for a foreign guy

    Fell in love with a Libyan redneck
    I said to myself; what the heck
    I jumped in his sack really quick

    But a shlafti for a main squeeze?
    A Libyan redneck? oooh please

    This is the story of my diversion
    A wife of a Libyan redneck version

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  10. then reconsider your choice for the better ie

    NO DOG NO FLEAS with a topping of
    NO HEADACHES LOL

    have a great day dear !

    huda

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  11. what is a shlafti ?
    I've heard it before but forgotten.
    Been married 22yrs to my libyan husband and I compare him to the hot chilli pepper that is so often eaten here. !!

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  12. Red-neck behaviour is endemic to the male of the species and that is a well-recognized worldwide condition!

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  13. Somehow depressing, all this. But is there any other nationality, where the men from a special age either sleep and watch TV???

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  14. shlafty :
    has a new meanig in your journal;what was usually ment when you describe somebody as a shlafy ;it means that he shlaty or she shlaftiya or them as well :naieve,ignoramous,and is not hip.and not realy a redneck.becuase rednecks are all of the above plus ulra conservative,tunnel visioned mules

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  15. Hi Khadija
    Here’s a new version of this rhyme .
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    My story of the birds & the bees
    About a different dog; same fleas

    No to US redneck? Ask me why
    Instead I opted for a foreign guy

    Fell in love with a Libyan redneck
    I said to myself; what the heck
    So; got married to him real quick

    But; a shlafti for a main squeeze?
    A Libyan redneck? oooh please

    This is the story of my diversion
    A wife of a Libyan redneck version

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  16. I can't stop laughing, that is hilarious.

    it is a little bit late discovery,
    but better late than never.

    Allah bless you and ur lovely family including ur poor husband :)

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  17. That was too funny! :)

    (I love reading your blog by the way. It's just so much fun!)

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  18. hahaha


    rednecks are not bound by geography, its rather a state of mind

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