Thursday, January 7, 2010

At the Barberbshop.

The two men stood with their arms crossed and stared at me sitting nearby. One looked to the other and said in Arabic, "Does he speak French or English." The other replied with a shrug.

In Arabic I said, "He speaks English, but also a little Arabic."

Unimpressed, the first guy said to the other, "He speaks a little Arabic." The second guy uncrossed and then recrossed his arms. "Does he have any cigarettes?"

I stood and said in English, "Sorry I don't have any cigarettes."

The first guy smiled and turned away.

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