Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Enough....

Everything that has occured over the past 6 weeks is passable. So what if we're having water shortages a few millennia after the assyrians built the first aqueduct system. Just phone the dude with the truck and the giant hose and you'll be able to rinse off the shampoo by mid afternoon. Fires eating through your passport and your hundred thou bill? Just phone the dude with the truck and the giant hose and he'll put it out just in time for the evening news. Presidential Elections not to your liking? Don't phone anyone for you know where the giant hose is gonna end up in this case.

But when Ghalayini's Man'ousheh becomes 500 Liras there is no place for silence. Enough already! Some heads must roll. Sure oil prices are pushing $100 a barrell. And we all know there is a direct corellation between that and man'ousheh cost since Brent's crude is a basic ingredient of Ghalayini's man'ousheh. Also don't underestimate the September 6th raid's effects on the supplies of the yellow cake zaatar used at this corner shop.

Still, for the price to double is a sign that a big economic crisis is looming. See, the average Lebanese worker works 15 hours a day to make ends meet, now if prices double and salaries remain constant like they have been for the past few decades; well this average working Lebanese will need to work 30 hours a day to cover basic expenses.

There's the big hose again.

12 comments:

nightS said...

ekhs 3a kell hose bneklo! wa7ad wara wa7ad!!

ali bm said...

as amazing and funny as ever, missed ur posts.
well, we lebanese are getting accustomed to this hose, they must up the size, maybe we will wake up...

Anonymous said...

hilarious
long time no blog!!!

Kodder said...

hahaha man!
welcome back :)

poshlemon said...

Jamal,

funny as usual. That said, you're addressing issues that are from funny or trivial.

Khawwta said...

even 30 hours a day won't be enough

bech said...

ya jamal la tehtam! 3andak zelm biyeshrab dam!

Ibn Bint Jbeil said...

yellow cake in the zaatar! ha!

sometimes it tastes like sawdust.

M Bashir said...

brilliant

SLH said...

I think that the only protest i will ever goto in lebanon will be the one for a 250ll manouche. It is by far the only cause worthy of anyones time and attention.

Anonymous said...

From FL USA

so why eat Manouche, there is always bascouti you know. "Let them eat biscett"..

Anonymous said...

ghalayini @ 250 liras was a landmark, now that it reached 500, one should start counting twice :(

jamal, did the bonjus also get doubled or what?