Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The "InshaAllah..." Mindset Strikes Again

After having asked my husband to clean the yard "this week" 9 weeks running now, so that HIS guests can have a safe (and clean) place for their children to play, I do not feel bad at all posting this. Anyone who has been a English teacher in USA, or anywhere in Asia, and in the Middleeast, will relate. So will loads of others, so even though MOP DOES NOT fit the "inshaAllah" stereotype, I am mad about the "inshaAllah I will clean the yard" soooooo.... here goes.

JAPANESE/CHINESE/KOREAN ATTITUDE FOR WORK:

"If one can do it, I can do it. If no one can do it, I must do it."

MIDDLE EASTERN ATTITUDE FOR WORK:

"Wallahi, if one can do it, let him do it. If no one can do it, ya habibi how can I do it?"

4 comments:

Stylish Muslimah said...

We're not all like that, you're husband is just lazy lol :D

Omani Princess (not Omani LOL) said...

Stylish Muslimah: I know, only the yard makes him like this;) though alhamdulilah.

I think it generalises GCC arabs.

BintElOud said...

This made me laugh so hard! :D While I prefer not to generalize about any type of people, especially my own, this is so relevant. :')

Omani Princess (not Omani LOL) said...

Bint El OUd: I am sorry your comment about Dhofari designers went to the blogs junk and I just found it. I will work on a post for you inshaAllah detailing stores.