October 31, 2008
The Stock Market Or Lack Of
A few days ago my mom and i were having coffee with a family friend. In the middle of our very pleasant conversation his fone started going crazy. Beeping, ringing. He got up. Came back his face like a ghost. Devoid of any color.
My mom and i looked at him quizzically wanting to know whats going on but too polite to just ask.
He took a deep breath, hung his head low and said I lost 600 thousand kd in the stock market.
I felt sorry for him. Every time i sit with anyone all they ever talk about is the bor9a. Stocks going down down down. People losing money left and right.
In between our empty non consoling words of consolation ... ma3alaih, allah y3awthik inshallah. The man had tears in his eyes. It was awkward. Then he looks at us and says I lost 600 thousand TODAY. I don't even want to think about the total amount of money i lost in the past two months. Last week it was 200 thousand. I don't want to count! I don't!
So don't i told him calmly. He was getting really agitated.
My god, seriously people. Its sad.
Then he started talking about conspiracy theories. Cause EVERYTHING has to be a conspiracy theory.
The bor9a turned into a hospital with all the people passing out everyday.
All i have to say is inshallah better days are ahead, oo allah y3aweth el kel khair.
Elfloos fedwa etye wetroo7. Ma teswa a7ad yz3al 3alaiha.
And let that be a lesson to everyone.