it was a case of having to wake up early and do some shopping, every thing was going well until i ventured into the butchers shop.
i saw one of my neighbours so got chatting to her, it was her turn to be served, all the time at the back of my head i kept thinking 'what am i going to order?' i swear i had no idea of the quantity or even the name of the meat, silly i know but i never buy meat this was a first for me.
so i decided to call my mums friend, this is how the conversation went:
lady: wallykum asallam, how are you?
me: I'm fine hamdullilah, hope you and the girls are well
lady: hamdullilah there good
me: ok khwalah, maneebeesh nakhid min wagtik (i dont want to take much of your time) I'm at the butchers and i want to buy la7am (meat) for sharbah leebeyah (libyan soup) lakin wallahi manee 3arafa rasee min reejlayah (i have no idea what im doing) whats the name of the meat?
lady: laughing (i so new she would) walahi habeebty la7am a7mar (red meat)
me: red meat??? will he understand me if i say to him red meat?
me: i thought it was called habrah
lady: that's Libyan he wont understand you.
me: oh ok, any way jazakh allah khairn
yep so i was even more confused, so i decided to take my chances and make a fool of myself, so when my turn came i approached the bearded brother, coughed, smiled and said i would like....
before i even completed the sentence, a lady starts shouting 'why you go and serve her before me, Ive been waiting all dis time' hands on hips, sucking her teeth.
to which i turned around to her and said 'i don't think so, i will have you know i was waiting in line, you on the other hand have appeared from now where'
so the result was a dirty look thrown my way and the butcher not wanting any trouble decides to serve her, so obviously shes putting in her order all the while i am staring at her side profile, after a minute of me staring she decides to turn around to me and says' ladyyyyy why don't you beat me up?'
me: beat you up? ladyyyyy your not worth it
my god the reaction was hilarious, she was completely offended by my words, started huffing an puffing, then looks me up and down and says:
'what do you mean not worth it? I'm worth beating up, why not? who do you think you are?
me: with a smile on my face, how dare you push in front of me and all these other people who where waiting? your attitude and manners are completely disgusting'
with that she took her bag of chicken legs and left the shop...
so again i approached the man and i told him, 'i would like umm ummm diced meat pleat'
man: diced meat?
man: ok, how much?
me: aaaaaaaaaaaaaah what do i ay what do i say, 'ummm a handful'
me: yep (trying to sound confident, aware that many eyes where watching me)
man: a kg of meat
me: yes that sounds great
yipeeeee i made it, i managed to buy meat