Thursday, October 05, 2006

Ramadan's Fault

I had studied engineering for five years, but seems that those were lost years of my life as they don't seem to help me! I feel I am confused about calculating the real distances between countries.

Here I am in KSA 14000 Km away from home, but surprisingly enough I can't take this trip back home, and guess what! It's not because I am sick, it's not because I can't take it, and it's not because I don't want to, It's simply because I haven't finish my papers here.

Today I can feel my self so far away from home; I can simply sense the feeling of being in jail and believe me it's not a nice feeling at all.

But whose fault is this? It's not mine for sure, nor is it the company I work in, according to the KSA Standards it is : Ramadan's Fault!!

Of course I refused to believe that this lovely month can create such a disaster in my life, nevertheless what if you need to finish your papers in a country that treat this month as a "handicapped" month, why?

1- Government employees get to work at 12 Midday and leave at 1:15 pm! (This is the real work time not the published). Of course they take 45 minutes before the time of praying and another 45 minutes after it ".
2- They only work until the 18th of this month; the rest is a vocation, to make them feel the holy month and practice Islam, otherwise they will get back to worshipping stones!!
3- Ramadan is only for praying, because it's hard to pray and work at the same time, either this or that. So every one you ask about your papers will simply remind you that this Ramadan, "go and pray bro, its better than your papers" (They made me feel that they only Pray in Ramadan )
4- Most of the important employees in the government take half of the month as a vocation, some of it to do Omra and the rest at the beaches of Dubai to forget about this hard month. (of course those are the people I need their signature, lucky me)"

So as you all can see, here in KSA it's the fault of Ramadan if your life is stopped for 35 days, why? because as you can feel here they notice Islam only a couple of days before Ramdan, the rest of the years its for TV , and tourism and show off in other countries.

Please forgive us God for the silly way some people around us treat Ramadan. And dear Ramadan, I will always love you the way I do. It's just that those people didn't get the message, I don't know maybe not working in Ramadan is better for them, because I am afraid if they do they will get " Hubal" back to Makka!!!


Qwaider قويدر said...

الله يعينك يا بشموهندس..
متهيألي اول مرة بتتغرب، كتير صعبة خصوصا عالعريس الجديد.. اكيد مقضيها عالتيليفون او الشات .. الله يكون بعونك يا رب، و يهونها عليك
بكرة بس تصير المدام عندك.. كلة بهون

Reem said...

Hahaha! Sari Beware, Qwaider had a good time making fun of us!!

madas said...

you guys just reminded me of mday is Saudi... Sari it is really not too bad, you just need to get used to the system.

good luck

Qwaider قويدر said...

La wallahi ya Okhti ya Reem, I would never make fun of you ... Into, both of you .. 3ala rasi min fo2 wallahi. And I wish you happiness min kul albi

Sari said...

Hala wala qwaider, wala shekloo 3omerha ma ra7 2t-hoon, anyway its nice to hear from you

Mdas i think you are right, i think i need more time to get used on it