July 6, 2007
A conversation i just had with my mom:-
Mama: Tadreen flana enkha6bat (got engaged)
Me: oh my god laish shes so young!
Mama: shino too young shes 20!
Me: thats young! is she happy?
Mama: over the moon, elzawaj 3agel moo 3omor! wentay kel ma tkbreen tedbreen
me: mabrook i guess
Mama: Some people asked about you
me: tes2al 3anhum el3afya, mino?
Mama: not asked about your well being, asked if you were available for marriage
Me: shino sayara ana sayara 3ashan akoon available! NO this shop is closed!
Mama: you think your still young! your 22 years old! now is the age for marriage, now a7san nass eyoonich! once you turn 27 or 28 eyeeech wa7ed divorced! is that what you want!
Me: Mama we've had this conversation before, I DON'T WANT TO GET MARRIED!
Mama: bala sakhafaa! stop acting like you have forever cause the train is passing you by!
Me: I'm 22 not 40, and I'm not getting married that way
MaMa: fee a7ad eb 7ayatich?!! e3tarfay !
me: what is this an interrogation!
MaMa: tell me!
Mama: you have to give yourself a chance
Me: when the time is right i will
mama: NOW is the time, kela min hal medaris ele dakhaltkom feeha
Me: medarisna shako?!
Mama: they teach you these things! this is our culture and this is how people get married! get with the programme!
Me: I'm not getting with anything, you know how i feel about this!
mama: ana madre intay shloon rtfakreen
Me: wana madre why u want me to get married
My mom and I have these conversations every once in a while
22 is NOT TOO OLD
and screw the god dammed invisible train! ILL find my own ride thank you very much!!