Monthly Archives: August 2009

His wife was in unaccompanied luggage

Sharshar regaled us with the story below during a recent summit of friends. While he swears that it’s true – having heard it from someone who works in the cargo department of Cairo airport – and while the involvement of … Continue reading

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Market stalled

I was reminded of the state’s relentless obsession with minutiae today, while attempting to buy some onions. The local street market was mildly frenzied, as is usual in last two hours before Iftar (Ramadan fast-breaking meal) when tired fasting people … Continue reading

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