Wednesday, May 10, 2006



it's Wednesday, I'm at work, I have a massive headache and all I want is mint tea, no matter how much English tea I drink (PG or Tetleys) you still cant beat the taste of tea with ni3na3 (mint) walahi the taste is amazing and refreshing and I want some NOW....

it's got to be the real tea that you cook for ages not the tea bag stuff, Arabs are really into the Lipton tea but I prefer my green and red tea mmmmmmmm nice, when i was in Libya we would have it first thing in the morning, red tea with carnation milk and a ka3ka (biscuit thing) it taste so much nicer over there, no matter how many times I try to do it here it just doesn't taste the same, it must be the air or something, which reminds me of a conversation I had yesterday with a patient;

she came in a few weeks ago and told me that she's been experiencing eye problems and what not, green stuff coming out of her eye in the morning, red and swollen and itchy so I told her its probably allergy or hay fever she told me she's never had hay fever before so i told her it can happen all of a sudden, she said she would check it out with the eye hospital.

anyway a couple of days past and she walks in and says ' hey white African your right its hay fever that I've got, your good' so then I started telling her how in hot countries like back home cases of hay fever are very rare, but Britain has a high rate of it and thats when she turns around to me and says ' ITS A CONSPIRACY, THEY WANT TO GET RID OF US' loooool I swear I wanted to ask her if she was a Muslim cause its such a Muslim thing to say, she wasn't by the way she was a typical English lady and for a good minute I just stood there staring at her and then I asked her ' exactly who is trying to get rid of us?' she looks at me like I'm stupid and says 'the government of course' and walks away mumbling I knew it I knew it....

although I always complain about work I guess it does produce some interesting material, but I still want MY MINT TEA

6 comments:

NM said...

LOL! you attract the oddest ppl WAfrican. I can see the headlines "Hay fever controls the masses"

As for the mint tea, bring back egypt, poor Muna is having mint tea withdrawal symptoms too.

you have to take her to libya, you too would drink the family out of tea :)

lostkitty said...

Mint teas ROCKS! I miss it too. i also miss our hang-out spot - Falafel!

NM can talk - she attracts odd ppl too!

Its an interesting theory on the womans part - consiracy theories usually are. And u have to admit - its a unique idea! :-)

NM said...

LOL! i can't work out whether they attract me or i attract them :)

MujahidaMaymunah said...

I got addicted to drinking tea when I was in Libya. Lots of mint and sugar... omg it was good! When I came back to the US and I drank the tea here, it wasnt the same and no matter what, I couldnt make it taste the same either! I misss Libya!

Insha'Allah I might go this summer! Yaaah! hehe Alhamdulillah

red head said...

lol.. who was it?

white african said...

aaaah red head that would be a breach of patient confidentiality, remind me to tell you tomorrow when i see you inshallah