What I would like to know is what the hell happened to the rest of my week!?!?
I've pretty much been in a lack of sleep induced trance-like state because it is the last week of Ramadan - 'Id starts probably on Sunday or Monday, and there has been a ton of invitations and social events here -- social events that start at like 10 pm and end at 0200 (for me, mostly because I get up and walk out because I'm worried I'm going to pass out in their house and then they'll freak out that there is a dead American Diplomat in their house, panic, and throw me in the Nile! And if the crocodiles don't eat me, a parasite will definitely get me. It's just better for all involved if I leave.) Anyway, the embassy - because it is still a US Government institution (and, therefore, is forbidden from using any common sense in its decisions) is open for business at 8 am and expects me to not only show up, but to be out of my pajamas and have combed my hair and brushed my teeth as well.
So anyway, after this weekend Ramadan is officially over! I will be able to get lunch! And this is a really really good thing, not only am I unusually crabby, the Sudanese are SUPER crabby. I am not sure this is what God/Allah had in mind when he started the whole fasting thing...I am not sure we were supposed to turn the whole schedule around and stay up really late to each a ton of food and then be extra miserable in the day because you're not only starving because you stretched out your tummy, but you're exhausted because you have not had any sleep.
But then, I'm not a religious scholar. How the hell would I know what he intended? I'm just guessin' here....
So, as I was leaving for work yesterday morning and noticed that even the dingos I've adopted are exhausted by the ramadan schedule. They weren't waiting to greet me and ruin the clothes I put on for work with their dirty paws. I was kinda worried that they were hurt or something, and then I saw this:
Is it wrong that I am jealous that they are pretty much homeless and don't have a job and can, therefore, sleep???
I really, really wish I was a dingo right now.....
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