Saturday, February 25, 2006

Weirdos Part 2

We had this Philipino maid, she was calm and quiet and only speaked English. She worked around 7 hours or so, 2 hours in morning cleaning, 2 hours cooking, and another 2-3 babysitting my small brother. We gave her around 300 dollars, she lived with us. For Westerns, we never tortured her. We never taped her hands to the wall and began throwing rocks on her. We never flogged her when she she placed a foot outside the house. Etc, all those usual maids complaining about how we Saudis are barbaric in treating her. We never even shouted at her. One Thursday morning, I was sleeping enjoying my only day I get some real sleep, when I heard my father shouting. It turned out that my maid wanted a 6,000 dollars or so, her father had a 'heart attack'. Before she accepted our offer to work at our house, she asked for a couple of thousand dollars, to send to her 'poor and dying family'. After quite awhile, my father gave her what she wanted. Next morning, my mom woke up and found that the maid wasn't cleaning the house (sweeping, cleaning the rooms, making the beds). She went to her room and didn't find her, it turned out she had ran away, with the money and everything, even my mother's new abaya..

Where is she?!?!


She can't be staying in a hotel, she'll use up her money in a couple of weeks/days, and besides she needs a job. I don't really care about her, but I'm rather sad to see my father being robbed, and he is only one in a million of the many Saudis who are being robbed daily. Whenever you enter with a shma3 and thobe, they raise up their prices. Whenever they see you they ask you for money, saying you have lots of money and you don't need a couple of riyals blah blah blah, and blah. Summary..

Why do arab governments always ask for 'finacial help' from us, why do other arabs always ask for money for us, why do other arabs always swear and insult us behind our backs, why does my Egyptian friend calls me 'Badwi' and when he sees a real bedouin he acts like he didn't see him? And finally, why do we still help them?

WE ARE HUMANS AND WE ALSO NEED MONEY, JUST BECAUSE WE WALK, LIVE, EAT, AND SLEEP WITH OIL UNDER US DOESN'T MEAN WE DON'T NEED MONEY, SO $$$$ OFF, ITS NOT OUR PROBLEM YOU AREN'T RICH!!

13 Comments:

Anonymous najooly said...

salam,
nice blog :)
i agree with u, to some extent, on how alot of foreigners make fun of us in our own country.
the sad part is we bought it upon ourselves, and whats even worse? we NEED them. its hard for me to say but they are doing alot of jobs many saudis refuse to do...
i am very pro-saudization, but that seems to be hard to achieve...

4:07 PM

 
Blogger Diabz said...

i agree with u above^^
only when saudis are ready for being a 'dust bin man' or a road sweeper will the country stand on its own two feet. saudis have gone a long way but the 'forigners' have given a hellva lot.

9:28 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You talk about her as though she was a slave. In a free market, employees are free to quit whenever they like. By contrast, indentured servants and slaves must "run away."

3:27 PM

 
Anonymous Kufr said...

Why don't you clean your own house and cook your own meals and take care of your own kids? Don't know how?

7:15 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think you should settle your countrys debt before giving it out. and help your poor.

6:48 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical guy who has some money getting mad at someone who doesn't. It was wrong for the maid to steal, but you are showing a totally selfish and careless attitude to towards those who have less than you. That attitude is exactly what makes people think poorly of saudi.

11:21 AM

 
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