Wednesday, October 13, 2010

RANT: French Fries

This is a rant.

Only in Oman does your sandwich (and your salad!!!!) come with French fries on it/in it/ around it.
I asked for lettuce at one coffee shop (which shall remain nameless because they make a killer hotdog {with potatoe chips}) and the above was what I got. I wish my hindi were better, I really do, because I can't understand Arabic with an Indian accent at all.
Poor OPNO :(

8 comments:

Lamya said...

have you tried the "Omani sandwich" it involves chips, bread, the laughing cow chess and hot sos. :) but ya the friz on everything sucks.

♥ααℓiα♥ said...

LOOOOOL french fries on salad??? Okay here is what to say in Indo-Arabic next time:

sonoo, ye akil moob-zain, samjay? aah-teeni thani salata lay-kin mafi batata. shoo-kriya :-)

Translation:

hey, this food is no good understand? give me another salad but no frech fries. thank-u!!

The only way I could communicate with most Abu Dhabi residents was in this smooshed language of Hindi and Arabic LOL And thanks to my wonderful driver Sarwar for practising with me!!

Anonymous said...

LOL @ aalia.
I found at that in Dubai, they put fries in your shawarma too!! sf

Umm Ibrahim said...

heh...reminds me of saudi-i too developed a weird urdu/saudi arabic/english pidgin for everyday use-was uber useful otherwise forget gettin anything done!

no batatas thou...loooooooool.

Omani Princess (not Omani LOL) said...

Lamya: No, but it SOUNDS AWESOME. I too, have converted to hot sauce on everything.

Omani Princess (not Omani LOL) said...

Aalia: I'll try that thanks.

Omani Princess (not Omani LOL) said...

SF: it is a GCC thing. Fries on everything.

Omani Princess (not Omani LOL) said...

Um Ibrahim: In Oman, Muscat anyways, there is a joke that you have to speak four languages to get by: English, Omani Arabic, Hindi, and Kiswahili.