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!!