So what did he do next? . . . He sat himself down in MY chair and picked up the phone, dialed his brother's number and proceded to invite his brother and mother along on a trip to Tunis. Tell me please - What on earth did I do to deserve this punishment?
Today I went to work and my students asked me how long they would get off for the Eid holiday. I told them I really wasn't sure yet. Then I explained to them that I might be taking a trip to Tunis. I also added that it all hinged on whether the Azooza (old lady or mother-in-law) would be going or not. Azooza goes, I stay - Azooza stays, I go. Well, they thought this was very funny - one student actually fell on the floor he was laughing so hard.
This isn't funny to me - I like my Azooza, actually I could honestly say I love her - but not on holiday. The idea of having my mother-in-law, or any other Libyan women on a trip with me for that matter, just isn't my idea of a holiday. I want to eat what I want, when I want. I don't want to be worrying over cooking pots of macaroni and dragging along the teapot for the endless cups of tea. What kind of holiday would it be if I spent it in the kitchen? - I do that at home more than enough all ready. And of course I want to go out and have a nice time, spend money without having someone comment: 'For the price of that we could have bought a whole sheep!' Uggghhhh!
Tunis is sounding like a dream now . . . . we'll see how it turns out . . . . I'll keep you posted.
I didn't know you would need an exit visa even for a short trip! What's an exit visa by the way? Never heard of it!ReplyDelete
A holiday should be a holiday, no cooking, cleaning and what not!
Well, whatever decision you have made, enjoy yourself!
an exit visa who need this .ReplyDelete
Not libyan people who wants to go out of Libya and back . Am I right?
Khadija I am interesting while I am reading every topic in your Blog . By the Way that student who was laughing hard, Azzouza . I can't explain his behavior .
Happy Eid . have nice Holiday with out coocking or cleaning the same like redenclave says