Sunday, February 10, 2008

Pay It Forward - Muslim Version

I just came back with my mom from the local C-Town, we bought an ironing board. When we wanted to return home, all the taxis would take one look at the long board and say: we're sorry, the trunk is full. They wanted more money to take it up.

A man came to us, asked us where we were going, it wasn't where he was going, but he insisted to give us a lift in his pick-up truck. He refused to take any money, all he asked for was my mom's prayers for him.

I don't think that man had seen Pay It Forward. Gee, could the evil barbaric Muslims + the unsmiling Iraqi-hating Jordanians be that kind?

30 comments:

Jeffrey said...

Kid,

Do the Jordanians really hate Iraqis?

Roba, a young Jordanian women, runs a blog called "And Far Away." Have you ever read it?

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Abbas Hawazin said...

who's Kid?

Jeffrey said...

Abbas Hawazin,

Do the Jordanians really hate Iraqis? I find that hard to believe. I need more evidence.

Roba, a young Jordanian woman, runs a bog called "And Far Away." Have you ever read it?

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BlogIraqi said...

It really concerns me where this blog is heading, i.e., where your "way-of-life" is heading.
I don't wanna go Dr.Phil on you here, but I think you're putting too much pressure on yourself and giving-up on the wrong time and phase.
Take it easy man.
Btw,
which C-Town was it? the 7th cirlce or Tilaa Al-Ali?

Lynnette In Minnesota said...

Okay, so who are you and what have you done with Abbas Alaas?

(Psssst, right side bar)

Jeffrey said...

Abbas,

Okay, we changed your name on the blogroll at the Iraqi blogosphere's NUMBER ONE ONE-STOP SHOPPING BLOG, Iraqi Bloggers Central.

Our customers ALWAYS come first.

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programmer craig said...

Jeffrey,

Do the Jordanians really hate Iraqis? I find that hard to believe. I need more evidence.

Not just Jordanians. Haven't you ever wondered why non-Iraqi Arabs never comment on Iraqi blogs, except to attack the US?

Check this post:

http://myletterstoamerica.blogspot.com/2008/02/i-dont-speak-arabic.html

(Not about Jordanians, but about Arabs in the US and how they feel about Iraq)

I have a Libyan friend who posted once about how upset she was that Libyans were treated the same as Iraqis in Jordan. I argued with her about that, because I can see practical reasons for it, but she wouldn't have it. Not one bit.

Roba, a young Jordanian woman, runs a bog called "And Far Away." Have you ever read it?

Roba is not a typical Jordanian. Some of her readers and commenters are, though. Read through some of the archives where she gets political (which she doesn't, very often) and you will find some choice commentary.

Jeffrey said...

Craig,

Thanks for the link. That was a sobering and tense read.

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Abbas Hawazin said...

blogiraqi,

way of life is the same ya3ni no big deal, it's just that i sometimes reach this extremely hopelessness in Iraq, I've had it before.
As for the name change and so ; My original intent for this blog was a simple lighthearted guitar and girls and posing as the "cool westernized kid" bullshit, hence the kinda korny "konfused kid" handle, I've been meaning to change it for quite a loooong time now.

Jeffrey said...

Abbas,

My original intent for this blog was a simple lighthearted guitar and girls and posing as the "cool westernized kid" bullshit, hence the kinda korny "konfused kid" handle, I've been meaning to change it for quite a loooong time now.

Along with your predilection for sarcasm, I've always enjoyed your honesty.

Hey, by the way, does the name "Abbas Hawazin" refer to some historical personage we should know about, or is that your real name? Or is it facetious like calling yourself "Joe Blow" in English?

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Indigo-Daisy said...

What a wonderful post. I will send my prayers to this lovely person as well. Thank you for sharing :)
~Deborah

Bruno said...

Cool. I'm glad to see that there are still people that give a damn in the world. Every now and again you'll run into one.

BlogIraqi said...

This explaination makes the name "Konfused Kid" even more suitable, doesn't it?

nadia n said...

'konfused' really did make me think of korn, that is a good thing to grow out of, though i don't know what your definition of westernized is. sometimes i do share the doctor-phil-ish concern a little.

if your taste in music changes again talk to me, i will hook you up with some stuff.

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