17 Aug 2012
A short conversation at the Mokdad household.
'Mom, where's my black T-shirt?'
'It's in the washing, wear the white one'
'I can't wear the white one! We're going kidnapping today! I will look stupid in the white one. How many times have I told you not to wash it without asking me?'
'Wear the purple one then.'
'The purple one? THE PURPLE ONE? There's no use talking to you about these things, you just don't understand. It's been like this all my life'.
'Ok, next time you go kidnapping, tell me before so I know.'
'Tell you before? Do you think we have a schedule? This is important regional politics. I really can't talk to you about this. Give me the white T-shirt. The other guys will laugh at me for sure.'
'No, no. They will laugh at your cousin who can't see out of his balaclava. He looks like an idiot always.'