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?"