25 December 2013

10 things that Arab parents do



They're awesome but they can do some odd things at times..

1. They insist on wrapping the TV remote controls in cling film.  

2. They break an egg onto new things. This can be anything from a new washing machine to a laptop to a car. If it hasn't been smeared in a bit of raw egg, something bad will happen to it. 

3. If you miss a couple of your mum's calls, she'll convince herself that you're either dead, kidnapped or in a hospital bed somewhere. 

4. They will get offended when you correct their English and continue to use the wrong pronunciation, sometimes I think deliberately.. 

5. They will never let you go to sleepovers or school trips that last longer than a day. 

6. They think it's strange and foreign that someone would ever study anything unrelated to science. And if you do, you might as well not go to university. 

7. They're casually racist and see absolutely nothing wrong with it when you question them about it. Politically correct is not something in their vocabulary.

8. The men love loudly arguing over discussing politics and religion at any kind of get-together.

9. Arab mums make the best food ever. And you best make sure you remind them of this at every dinner.

10. They're about as likely to let you marry a non-Arab as they are to letting you buy a non-German car. Highly unlikely. 

Well, that's just my parents but I'm pretty sure a lot of Arab parents do these things too. Of course this is just a bit of fun - I love them very much :)

15 comments:

mizzyN Rara said...

1. They insist on wrapping the TV remote controls in cling film.

Older people at my country do this too, I think it's because they want to preserve the shape of the remote. It's not like that they have dogs who chew the buttons off the remote.

StylishMuslimah said...

Haha no it's to make them easier to clean xD

Life | Above | Zero ! said...

Oh!this is interesting! I would like to do such a post too.

StylishMuslimah said...

You definitely should! :)

Life | Above | Zero ! said...

DONE.

http://lifeabovezero.blogspot.com/2013/12/10-things-pakistani-parents-do.html check this out..!

StylishMuslimah said...

Haha love it! There are a lot of similarities xD

Salam x

roseofreality said...

Hahahahahaha!! I can apply all of these to my Pakistani parents...except for the egg thing!! What on Earth is that about? I have never heard about that before lol!

StylishMuslimah said...

Rose: Haha! I know it's really weird lol, it's probably just an old cultural thing xD

Salam x

Salwa Muslimah said...

I am Arab Moroccan and my sis in Law is Arab middle eastern and we NEVER ever heard of No. 2 the Egg one. This is the first time I read this.

Apart from that they are all 100% true. Especially the Arab politics. Teehee!

StylishMuslimah said...

Salwa: Haha really? I think it's more of a local cultural thing than a widespread Arab thing then.

Salam xx

Anonymous said...

hello, it's good to see you posting again after a long time. Love your blog a lot!
By the way, I never thought you were an arab, I always imagined you being an indonisian or... an asian anyways. OK, that's weird x)

ps: sorry for my bad english, I'm from france.

Salam

StylishMuslimah said...

Salam,
Aw I'm so glad you like the blog :D Haha, well technically Arabs are Asian!

You're English is really good actually!
xx

Anonymous said...

Us afghans do all of these even the egg thing I don't know why but it seems our culture is very similar

StylishMuslimah said...

Anon: Yeh Arabs and Afgans are practically the same. So glad someone else knows about the egg thing haha xD

Salam

Madame Sarcasm said...

Ha! Spot on!!