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Re: A little light humour

Post by jack » Thu May 10, 2018 3:12 pm

Yep. And it's 18:15 here on our equivalent of a Friday, so I'm going home...

Ramadan in a few days, then everything REALLY stops...

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Re: A little light humour

Post by andrew Ivimey » Thu May 10, 2018 3:26 pm

How delightful! I spent the last week of Ramadan in a tiny hotel in the Khan el Khalili bazaar in Cairo a good few years ago. How we rejoiced when it was time for Eid.
Philosophers have only interpreted the world - the point, however, is to change it. No it isn't ... maybe we should leave it alone for a while.

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Re: A little light humour

Post by jack » Thu May 10, 2018 3:35 pm

Eid can be a bit mental - over here people get given cars. A lot. So it's a great time to look at the pre-owned market for the spare Ferrari or Lambo... there's always a lot of LandCruisers & Nissan Patrols for sale during Eid, lots...

Ramadan is actually OK - a lot of bars & clubs do go "dry" for the moment, and women in particular (including tourists) are expected to dress "modestly" and behave "with decorum" - you cannot hold hands or kiss in public, nor drink or eat anything during daylight hours without exemption. No visible smoking either.

Main thing is just never ever take a taxi in the afternoon - the drivers are bad enough anyway, but when they're overheated, tired, dehydrated and low on sugars, they can be plain dangerous...

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Re: A little light humour

Post by andrew Ivimey » Thu May 10, 2018 4:49 pm

Your last point reminds me of the Yemen! Perhaps it was all a bit mental, all the time.
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Re: A little light humour

Post by Michael L » Thu May 10, 2018 10:42 pm

jack wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 3:35 pm
Eid can be a bit mental - over here people get given cars. A lot. So it's a great time to look at the pre-owned market for the spare Ferrari or Lambo... there's always a lot of LandCruisers & Nissan Patrols for sale during Eid, lots...

Ramadan is actually OK - a lot of bars & clubs do go "dry" for the moment, and women in particular (including tourists) are expected to dress "modestly" and behave "with decorum" - you cannot hold hands or kiss in public, nor drink or eat anything during daylight hours without exemption. No visible smoking either.

Main thing is just never ever take a taxi in the afternoon - the drivers are bad enough anyway, but when they're overheated, tired, dehydrated and low on sugars, they can be plain dangerous...
I wonder how people get on not being able to eat or drink for hours on end - especially in northern latitudes and particularly those with conditions like diabetes. Last I heard was that scholars were still debating making allowances for people living in countries like Norway where daylight hours are so prolonged.

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Re: A little light humour

Post by andrew Ivimey » Fri May 11, 2018 12:09 am

If you are unwell, and diabetes counts, as does having a period, then you don't have to fast. Or so I'm told

Just imagine, for example , sitting your exams during Ramadan - larks... NOT.
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Re: A little light humour

Post by jack » Mon May 21, 2018 6:44 pm

andrew Ivimey wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 12:09 am
If you are unwell, and diabetes counts, as does having a period, then you don't have to fast. Or so I'm told

Just imagine, for example , sitting your exams during Ramadan - larks... NOT.
Illness, old age, very young, diabetes, pregnant, travelling etc. - all are exempt.

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Re: A little light humour

Post by Mike H » Tue May 22, 2018 5:37 pm

Arrgh no more curried eggs for me.....

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Bad Lip Reading....

Post by jack » Thu May 24, 2018 7:32 am

Bad Lip Reading...


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