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Monday, 25 May 2015

You know you live in Saudi Arabia when…

A post was published on a Facebook group Susie of Arabia when someone asked this question. “You know you live in Saudi Arabia when……” Several people replied to this post and I found it really interesting. Today I am sharing some of their responses with you.

You know you live in Saudi Arabia when…
  1. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you feel a sense of peace, that you have never felt anywhere around the world.
  2. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you get High salary as compare to your skills and work load
  3. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when I realize I have a lot of time for me and the kids
  4. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when in 50 SAR you can get food for 4 to 5 people
  5. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you don’t see half naked women walking on streets like it’s their bedroom.
  6. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you've got a lot of drunk drivers around you that aren't really drunk.
  7. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you know you live in Saudi Arabia when you accidentally dropped your car key late at night and find your car still untouched with the key inside the car the next morning.
  8. You know you live in Saudi Arabia you are shocked when you pay for petrol back home!
  9. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when people are drifting and joy-riding on roads and even streets!
  10. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when hooters are the most used item in a motor car!
  11. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when accident is on one side of road and affects other side; everyone wants to see for few good seconds?
  12. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when there's no proper queue at the traffic light
  13. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when Honking horns near hospital is not considered crazy (try Suleiman Habib olaya)
  14. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when your 15 minute trip is now 30 because you have to overshoot your destination by a few kilometers to make a silly U-turn
  15. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you are driving at right speed the road limit on road and people honk horns or push you in 3rd lane.
  16. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you're about to cross a 4 way road with no traffic lights, scariest thing ever.
  17. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you can get an international driver's license, but aren't allowed to use it in kingdom.
  18. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you don't have to wait for a bus because you have your own driver
  19. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when almost everyone around you drives like they are in grand theft auto/need for speed/racing game.
  20. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you see kids sitting on the mums lap in the front passenger’s seat / dads lap whilst he is driving
  21. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you define a nano second as the time it takes for the guy behind you to honk his horn you know you live in Saudi Arabia when the lights change from red to green
  22. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you are dependent on the driver to take you around even for quick errands just because 'Women' have no right to drive!
  23. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when driving to your local store becomes a habit. Even if it's 30 seconds away.
  24. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when water is more expensive than Petrol
  25. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when people greet you, before you do it. Loved this part!!!
  26. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you know for sure your whole existence depends on "a man" no grocery shopping, no seeing your doctor, no get together with your lady friends. Not to mention you can never share a meal outside a compound ground with your best friend if you have a "male" friend.
  27. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you see a nice fancy cafe and they won't let you in because they don't even have a "family" section
  28. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you go to a fancy restaurant (or any) and there is no music in the background.
  29. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when selling red roses on traffic lights is completely normal and Valentine’s Day is not!
  30. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when the prices at the shops are based on your skin and eye color.
  31. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you drop off all your fashion while going outside, and wear your slippers everywhere
  32. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you own a "Sword" for sake of cultural dance.
  33. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you get bald after Umrah, and people love you more and ask for prayers.
  34. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when in spite of tax free country, the businessman charges things at 400% making it abroad cheaper sometimes than over here
  35. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when complete strangers touch your baby without asking.
  36. And gold is a common gift.
  37. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when men in thobes take their shoes off in public and play with their nasty feet!
  38. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when sales men/women don't smile, or say anything nice to the customer. And you know you live in Saudi Arabia when you act nice to them they are pretty cold...
  39. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you go to the occasion and you find there many people from multiple nationalists... at first they were strangers and after few hours they become friends
  40. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when people waste food in abundance.
  41. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when everything you see is black and white
  42. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when people come over uninvited at 11:00pm and everyone but you thinks it's normal.
  43. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you want to go out on a date but scared.....
  44. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you feel that being out of shape is absolutely normal.
  45. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you have NO CLUE what the latest movies are anymore!
  46. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you can't go to movie
  47. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when restaurants don't allow singles on weekend
  48. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when people all around you use ''mashaaAllah, inshaaAllah, astagfirullah, Barak Allah fee, bi takal afiyaa etc etc" all the time!!
  49. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you have "Broblems" which are bigger than problems
  50. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when "mafi mushkila" rolls off your tongue like a native speaker
  51. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you are desperate for an answer and all you hear is "InshAllah" and that time you are as frustrated as hell
  52. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when "Fool" is a food item.
  53. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you call hospitals and business and they answer with a simple "hello" and you are like, "um....is this emergency room?"
  54. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when hear the word "WALLAHI" & "IN SHA ALLAH" very often without actually meaning it
  55. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when someone pronounced 'bebsi' for Pepsi and 'seven' for Seven Up!!
  56. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you know you live in Saudi Arabia you take your abaya off in public (in the compounds) you feel like you are naked!
  57. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you hear, "Please! Please! Cover your hair!" and are being chased by a man in a short robe and long beard.
  58. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you go out without your hijab and the kids all stare, point and giggle at you
  59. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when everybody stares at you as something is on your face
  60. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when I feel naked while wearing shorts and flip-flops
  61. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you see ladies putting on abaya in airplane all of a sudden, before even pilot's announcement
  62. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you cannot go to the store in your pajamas (abaya over)
  63. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you feel you are the most beautiful woman God created (men/women staring all the time)
  64. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you change your profile picture with hijab
  65. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you have a prayer schedule taped next to your front door to make sure that things will be open before you waste your time going there
  66. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you get locked in the grocery store during prayer time.
  67. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when call to prayer is played in the supermarket... and the doors get locked and all the staff disappears!
  68. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you know you live in Saudi Arabia when the water coming out of the cold tap scalds your hand! (Maybe that's why the geyser in my kitchen wasn't connected??!!)
  69. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when the noise never ever stops!!
  70. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you see someone selling sandwiches out of an old ambulance and wonder if they administer sandwiches in case of emergency.
  71. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when it takes 3 hours to exchange currency
  72. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when the garbage outside starts to feel normal to you
  73. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when the best shawarma is served in a small and maybe dirty shop.
  74. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when dream of putting your bare feet in fresh green grass still wet from morning dew.
  75. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when I see the cats everywhere on streets
  76. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when everywhere U-turn, you see unfinished building.
  77. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when You wait on the airport for hours for immigration n staff is busy in busy on twitter...fb or what's app
  78. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when dad confirms if I have my iqama in my hand bag or not loll (for me it doesn’t matter at all)
  79. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you use hot tap for cold water in summer
  80. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when things are taken for granted.
  81. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you leave home and check your iqama as body part
  82. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you have spent three months in steam hot sunny weather... and go home without a tan!
  83. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when the sun cooks your brain.
  84. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when you take your jacket off to go outside......
  85. You know you live in Saudi Arabia when u smell dust all the time


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