My God! I truly hate, HATE, HATE National Day Events!! Right now, they're in in full swing here in Khartoum. Every other night I'm at some other location walking around a reception making small talk with people I never really want to talk to....it's nothing but men in dresses and juice, as far as the eye can see.
PLUS, those men in their dresses? They never want to talk to me - all giving me the stink-eye because, I can only assume, they think I have cooties. OR, more likely because they know I simply cannot resist asking about their dresses and then end up pointing out that their dress is not really flattering and that they kinda look like they just showed up in their jammies for this event. Not that I blame them, mind you. They might be onto something here. In fact, to save time, I may wear my jammies to the South Korean National Day tonight. I bet I could gets me an extra 30 minutes of valuable sleep time!
Maybe I shouldn't mock it until I try it!?!?!
However, as my next public service to foreigners who wear the jammies - or Jalabiyah's as is your formal name for it - I feel like I must point out to you that, when you stand outside in direct sunlight, your lightweight, shapless dress is SEE THROUGH!
I do NOT want to see that shit while I'm driving to work. I'm just sayin', you really should think about wearing a slip with that shit! I think you can find some pretty reasonable prices for slips at jcpenny.com Think about it.
Also, in keeping with my public service message theme this am, I feel like I should point out that NOBODY LIKES THAT JUICE! It's warm, it's thick, and it's sickly sweet. Also, grown men and women do not drink orange soda.
That's all I have for today. Once again, you are very welcome!!!!
Sometimes? I'm Judgmental. Also, Seattle!
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