Petulant,jealous..or just plain crazy?

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Petulant,jealous..or just plain crazy?

Post by Scottishtourist » Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:37 pm

Last night must've been "talk time"in Egypt.

After a while of no contact(basically because I can't be bothered listening to his woes)I got call out the blue from my redundant beau in Luxor.Yes,the one who is now planning on going to another Arab country to work.
He's asking when I'm coming back to Luxor and I've already told him that I'm going to Spain for a holiday.

What a bloomin performance!
As he was chatting,he asked me to "skype"him.Told him no,cos on a Saturday night,I just want to slob out in my dressing gown after having a shower and watch the telly.Anyway,I no longer have "skype"on my computer.He was in friend's flat and using his computer,and I could hear the call tone constantly.So,I asked him jokingly "are you "skyping"other women?

Jeez,the despair that caused."What am I supposed to do?You are going to Spain and will just forget me.I am not talking with any other woman."Really tugged on my heartstrings(not.)

Half an hour later,I had another call from someone I met briefly.He's now apparantely in jail in Cairo.This guy must be the most unfortunate man in the world.He doesn't work,has no money,spent 4months in hospital following an alleged motorcycle accident,his home got washed away,his fone got broken..and he's now gotta pay rent for a flat for his mom and sister!Must be a helluva "liberal"jail he's in..the fact that he has access to a mobile fone and can talk freely on it.

Maybe when I go back I'll take them both a sprig of "lucky"white heather!

So..are Egyptian men petulant,jealous..or just plain crazy?



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Re: Petulant,jealous..or just plain crazy?

Post by Glyphdoctor » Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:10 pm

You socialize with a couple of losers who happen to be Egyptian. I don't think it says anything about Egyptians in general, but it does say something about the quality of people who you freely CHOOSE to associate with. I hate to sound like an advice column, but the only thing that comes to mind when I read your above post is to suggest you find some local activity that allows you to socialize with others closer to home: volunteer work, sports, a book club...

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Re: Petulant,jealous..or just plain crazy?

Post by newcastle » Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:34 pm

Scottishtourist wrote:
So..are Egyptian men petulant,jealous..or just plain crazy?
The ones after a free ride are definitely "persistent".......it can take years of ignoring them before they give up.

Not a good idea to give out your telephone number.

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Re: Petulant,jealous..or just plain crazy?

Post by Scottishtourist » Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:43 pm

Glyphdoctor wrote:You socialize with a couple of losers who happen to be Egyptian. I don't think it says anything about Egyptians in general, but it does say something about the quality of people who you freely CHOOSE to associate with. I hate to sound like an advice column, but the only thing that comes to mind when I read your above post is to suggest you find some local activity that allows you to socialize with others closer to home: volunteer work, sports, a book club...
That's holidays in Luxor for you GD!
You go there for a break and with an open mind..having been secluded from a lot of male company because you were married.
I really didn't FREELY choose to associate with them.At the time I was just too polite to tell them to "go away."

My question though is why do they keep in contact?Do they have no pride nor self-respect?
Or do they just see us all as a "soft touch"that their misconstrued macho pride won't let go of?

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Re: Petulant,jealous..or just plain crazy?

Post by Glyphdoctor » Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:55 pm

Scottishtourist wrote:
My question though is why do they keep in contact?Do they have no pride nor self-respect?
I don't know the answer to your question. But you might find the answer if you ask yourself the same questions since you chose to give them your real contact info and continue to accept their calls and talk to them when they call you. It takes two to tango, you know.

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Re: Petulant,jealous..or just plain crazy?

Post by Dusak » Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:01 am

You answer the phone knowing it is one of them because you like to be acknowledged by them, a little bit of attention from a male, a catch up chat that you can then relate to us on here and ask advice concerning their honesty and worth. All you are doing is beating yourself up. Delete the numbers or keep the calls confidential.
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Re: Petulant,jealous..or just plain crazy?

Post by Robbo70 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:38 pm

keep them on the phone till their credit runs out

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Re: Petulant,jealous..or just plain crazy?

Post by Glyphdoctor » Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:19 pm

That's just juvenile.

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Re: Petulant,jealous..or just plain crazy?

Post by BENNU » Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:31 pm

Scottishtourist has often accused me of not living in the real world. This evening I complained to an old friend, asking him why I am the only woman in Egypt wtithout a man. :(

He said:" Because you live in the real world!"

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Re: Petulant,jealous..or just plain crazy?

Post by Dusak » Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:58 am

BENNU wrote:Scottishtourist has often accused me of not living in the real world. This evening I complained to an old friend, asking him why I am the only woman in Egypt wtithout a man. :(

He said:" Because you live in the real world!"
Could of been a lot worse, they may have said because you are gay. :lol: [for the likes of SS, that was a joke not knowledgeable fact]
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Re: Petulant,jealous..or just plain crazy?

Post by Major Thom » Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:12 pm

I think you opened yourself up for that Bennu, that was one of my thoughts when I read your post, but good on you for taking it as a joke and not replying.

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Re: Petulant,jealous..or just plain crazy?

Post by Glyphdoctor » Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:48 pm

BENNU wrote:Scottishtourist has often accused me of not living in the real world. This evening I complained to an old friend, asking him why I am the only woman in Egypt wtithout a man. :(

He said:" Because you live in the real world!"
Yeah, right. That's like when people say "Stay on the West Bank and experience the real Egypt."

If you want to talk about "real" then you need to define what is "fake."

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Re: Petulant,jealous..or just plain crazy?

Post by BENNU » Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:29 pm

Glyphdoctor wrote:
BENNU wrote:Scottishtourist has often accused me of not living in the real world. This evening I complained to an old friend, asking him why I am the only woman in Egypt wtithout a man. :(

He said:" Because you live in the real world!"
If you want to talk about "real" then you need to define what is "fake."
What is behind the words that certain men tell some women of my age was his definition of not real, he could have said "fake". He knew that knowing that I know this is what keeps men away from me. I found it relevant to post it in this topic.

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Re: Petulant,jealous..or just plain crazy?

Post by Glyphdoctor » Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:47 pm

You assume all women enter middle age without a man to begin with. Most women in Egypt have a man, not because they are not living in reality, but because they married when young and stayed married.

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Re: Petulant,jealous..or just plain crazy?

Post by BENNU » Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:08 pm

Glyphdoctor wrote:You assume all women enter middle age without a man to begin with. Most women in Egypt have a man, not because they are not living in reality, but because they married when young and stayed married.
I know all that, of course. My man died young (we were not married, which was the norm for my generation in my city) and I know that I am too old to even think about finding a man here - that is what he meant about living in the real world.

When he said that I did not have a man because I live in the real world, he was talking about my situation, not his wife or sister's.

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Re: Petulant,jealous..or just plain crazy?

Post by BENNU » Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:18 pm

I might as well have said: "I am the only woman in the world without a man ..! :cry: "

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Re: Petulant,jealous..or just plain crazy?

Post by crewmeal » Tue May 03, 2016 6:41 pm

Now what I would like to know is what order does the Egyptian man look for in a woman. Is it..

1. Looks
2. Visa
3. Money
4. Jewels
5. A **** or 2

Please feel free to rearrange the order.

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Re: Petulant,jealous..or just plain crazy?

Post by Dusak » Tue May 03, 2016 7:17 pm

Antiquity
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facial desperation
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Re: Petulant,jealous..or just plain crazy?

Post by Zooropa » Thu May 19, 2016 12:07 pm

Well I don't know what an Egyptian man would draw from getting a phone number from a single woman but I know what a man in England would draw from it and id be surprised if it was any different north of the border.

Im not even going to bother asking why you would give someone your phone number who you have only not told to go away because your too polite.

You couldn't make it up!

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Re: Petulant,jealous..or just plain crazy?

Post by carrie » Thu May 19, 2016 3:02 pm

Nice to see you back Zooropa, hope you enjoyed your teams return the other night.

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