Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Ahhh Jordan... The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

I was just feeling like putting out another completely biased list with no objective criteria, so here it is. Again, as always I welcome additions.

The Good:

- Refreshing winds that blow dissipate the summer heat with gentle kisses on overheated skin.
- Cloudless summer days and beautiful blue skies
- Friendly, welcoming people that make up most of the population
- The unique and lovely feel of Amman
- Petra, its current wonders and those waiting to be found
- Fabulous bloggers
- The new Children's museum

The Bad:

- Traffic challenges and road construction
- Visions of sky scrapers (yes, that's right, I'm talking about Abdali)
- People who try to take advantage of Ajnabiya (foreigners)
- Trying to find a parking space anywhere in town

The Ugly:

- Trash overflowing the bins and being tossed about by the garbage dwellers
- Gossip and rumors which fuel the town
- Employers who treat their employees like slaves, with no consideration and dignity
- The plight of the poor

Happy listing!

4 Comments:

At 10:31 AM , Blogger Dave said...

The Good: occasionally you will run into someone who is so indifferent to their busy schedule that they will actually stop and be hospitable and social. (This happens much more down south where life is slower.)

The Bad and Ugly: most people wear a frown on their face and could care less about those around them. Self-centeredness runs rampant.

 
At 1:45 PM , Blogger MommaBean said...

Too funny Dave. El 3atal caused great confusion on a sales call with a prospective client who was certain he was from the US. When he realized that El 3atal's Arabic was unaccented, he was shocked. He said, but you can't be from here, you smile!

And I agree with both your Bad and Ugly additions.

 
At 1:38 AM , Anonymous Maher said...

" People who try to take advantage of Ajnabiya (foreigners)"

actually i am the opposite, when i see a foreigners i just go and see hello, i love those people. cause i travel to there countries also and i want them to treat me like i treat them.

 
At 12:20 PM , Blogger MommaBean said...

Thanks Maher. We obvious ajnabiya appreciate it. And, I haven't encountered too many people trying to take advantage, but there are definitely some out there.

 

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