April 02, 2006
The Traditional New Month Note
As usual my traditional new month pretension to customer service.
The one thought here is whether I should make a compilation of my JV partner's observations on the United States. While largely unflattering, there are some amusing anectdotes.
Posted by The Lounsbury at April 2, 2006 06:34 AM
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Posted by: homais at April 2, 2006 07:56 AM
Definitely! Please compile away.
Posted by: secretdubai at April 2, 2006 08:51 AM
Yeah, compile ugly Americanisms along with Egypt-bashing. It is quite refreshing to read you after being forced to watch two installments of an Egyptian soap opera at my mother in law's in which Fifi Abdou plays a long-suffering Egyptian mother and they keep trotting out anti-Western stereotypes in the dialogue.
Posted by: Anna in Cairo at April 2, 2006 09:28 AM
ya abu l-maal,
Posted by: raf* at April 2, 2006 11:46 AM
i beg, i plead, i pine.
Posted by: jinnilyyah at April 2, 2006 04:24 PM
your poor JV partner. is the JV still being forced to suffer through american culture or have you released the JV back to natural environs?
The American Site Visit is still ongoing and given upcoming FTA talks and the like, I am sure will be much solicited.
Well, I shall see what observations may be culled.
I should also note, that most of the negative observations are with respect to small traits and not grand ones. Oddly my JV partner remains quite pro American in a general sense. However, the summary at the individual level may be rendered as 'well-meaning, friendly over-eating buffoons'
Of course given the cultures....
Posted by: The Lounsbury at April 2, 2006 06:44 PM
Oh, please do elucidate on cross-cultural contact. Sometimes the small observations are even more telling than the large ones.
Goes without saying, but I'd love to read the JV's observations.