Wednesday, March 21, 2007
What killed King Tut? Who cares? Here are the real mysteries of Egypt.
1) Why do so many people drive with their lights off at night so that you cannot see them? And yet they honk constantly--day or night--to make sure that you DO see them.
2) Why do drivers stick their windshield wipers up on their parked cars?
3) What's with all the mirrors? Mirrors in homes, offices, restaurants. They are everywhere.
4) How do Cairenes flatten themselves out to squeeze between cars (parked or slowly moving)? See that six-inch space between the Fiat and the bus? Any person from Cairo, no matter how thin or fat, can fit through that space without scraping either vehicle and without getting dirt on themselves.
These are the sorts of questions that have been bothering me since I got here.