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Baxter Jackson weighs in on too many years in Oman.
1.

You get resentful when you actually have to work.

2.

You use your hazard lights more than your indicators.

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You don’t consider the table fully set until there’s a box of Kleenex on it.

4.

You think that double and triple parking is ok when you can’t find a spot right next to the door.

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You say ‘inshallah’ even when referring to events that are actually happening.

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You leave the plastic on your car seats until it falls off.

7.

You think that ‘hellohowareyoufine?’ is an appropriate greeting.

8.

You consider eating with a fork or spoon ostentatious.

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You accept one word answers like ‘haram,’ ‘Muscat’ or ‘change’ as legitimate responses to the question of ‘why?’

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You’ve stopped asking why.

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You think men in dresses look stylish.

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You don’t find any sexual connotation in ‘girl passage.’

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You have wasta.

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When you see ‘haram’ behavior in a film, you ‘tisk’ the actors.

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Doing nothing all day makes you tired.

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