I got a phone call yesterday from a higher authority blaming me for not addressing the company I was sending a letter to by the word: mo7tarameen. Sirs didn’t seem enough for them. We argued on the phone till he sent me the letter back so I had to do as ordered. It is considered 3aib in Arabic language. But what if I thought the company wasn’t mo7tarama?; Running away from its obligations.
It was my friend’s birthday last week. I remember noting it on my calendar last year to avoid forgetting like I always do. So this year, a few days before her birthday was due, I made sure of setting the alarm and noticed that the month is correct, according to her star sign, but the day was wrong! It was another friend’s birthday. So I, trying to be smart, changed the date by myself thinking that both friends shouldn’t have matching birthdays.
So on the due date, the notification alert rang. I proudly urged all her friends to send her a message along with mine, only to get a reply from her afterwards expressing her gratitude, but correcting the date. Yes, both friends were born on the same day, but on different months. I was ashamed not only from her but from her friends too who tried to correct me and I didn't listen. So much for self-confidence.