I just came across this while editing my eBook Black Chick in Saudi – The Early Years. When I first made the decision to join my husband in Saudi Arabia, like everyone else, I started to do some research. During that time, I came across this piece. I thought it was funny, though at the time, I really couldn’t relate to it since I hadn’t moved there yet. Well, after more than five years of living in Saudi Arabia, there are several I can relate to. 🙂
You Know You’ve Been Living In Saudi Arabia When:
You think SR500 is a good price
You enjoy channel 2
Your idea of housework is leaving a list for the housekeeper
You think black is appropriate daytime wear
You wear a jacket inside and take it off when you go out
You know which end of a Shawarma to unwrap
You give directions by landmarks
You expect gold for every birthday
You send your friends a map instead of your address
You expect to pay more for water than for petrol
You remember not eating in public in the daytime during the holy month of Ramadan.
You have ever had to wait for prayer call to be over to finish shopping.
You have friends from 50 different countries.
Rain is still one of the most wonderful sounds in the world.
You have sat in a “men’s” or “women’s” section in an airport, hospital, or restaurant.
You don’t think it is ostentatious to own more than one Rolex.
Your school closes early because of sandstorms
You are not surprised to see an 8 year old driving the car next to you
You can’t buy anything without asking for a discount
You think cars only come in white