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My First McVisit … was another American disappointment !!

 

I was born in a small, quite unassuming village resting on the bank of the Egyptian Nile delta. The narrow streets, the mud and windless houses connected like an old stalled cargo train. People’s lifestyles hadn’t changed that much since the time of the pharaohs, and local demographers couldn’t find any dramatic census changes for a long time, around a 1,000 with a slim margin of error.

 

Villagers lived the simple life of a farming community, and their interest in the outside world went only as far as the edge of their corn fields. At dawn, men left with their animals for work and came back at dusk, while their wives stayed home, busy preparing meals and raising kids to work on the farm as soon as they mastered their first steps. Women seemed to consult with the same fashion designer, where their costumes were traditionally made. People went to the same mosque, celebrated the same holidays, and for generations, villagers kept the gene pool very much confined to a singular gene pool!

 

Life for people was a simple one, rhyming with nature, everyone knowing everyone else. The village had one street, one barber shop, one grocery store, one school, one cemetery, and one mosque and everyone ate one kind of cheese; always feta, and always white. Egyptians look at cheese as a live food, and they don’t as a rule throw their cheese away; when it gets old they just give it another name and eat, from Qareesh, Barameely, Creamy, and when it gets rotten they call it, “Mesh” (Yacky Cheese).

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A Hot Conversation… at a Coffe Shop

Caribou tea

I stopped at Caribou Coffe Shop and ordered a hot cup of tea, servers can get panicky when you just order tea at coffe shop, theoretically you can have more than 100,000 different kind of coffe drinks at coffee shops,and you just ordered tea, you must be joking, but this time in less than 3 mintes, the server handed me my tea and asked…
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_ Do you want some ice with that..
_ I asked for hot Tea
_ It is hot tea
_ What the ice for …
_ To cool off your tea ..
_ Is it too hot..
_ It is how we make it..
_ Can you heat it less..
_ I go by the manual…
…..
end of the conversation..
Welcome to America, … the tyranny of choice … sugarless drinks that sugar added, Natural water that is purified, when it comes to our food and drinks, nothing is added as a selling point,we pay premium for adding things, not adding thing, and for taking away things, 2% milk, 80% lean beaf, … American are terrified of two things, terrorists and pits in the olives .. there are books and instructions on how you eat Olives with pits politely .. we have seedless grape and watermelon, boneless chicken.. the idea of eating for American is just that… eating, no time for anything else, to take the pits our or chow on bones…the food is processed, specially eating in cars, we only have one hand! No hand for cleaning all this crabs. If McDonalds took the reverence out of dining, KFC took the bones out of the chicken.

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