Monday, July 4, 2011

2 birds, 1 stone.....

Like most big cities Cairo has an Underground train system.
Its called the Metro.
Having recently moved further away from work and the Downtown area
(i disliked the constant threat of revolutionaries on my doorstep).
I now have a slightly longer commute to work.

The Metro in this summer heat is stinky and suffocating.
Its like half an our in a sauna....
and let me tell you this i am not the type of girl who likes to go to saunas ...ever.
But i do like to try and look on the bright side of life
and so here is one thing i do like about my commute on the metro....

Egyptians have a thing where they peddle their wears on the metro.
A little man/lady will come on, she will go down the metro car handing
out one of their items to each person there,
wailing aloud about how great their 1le product is,
they then return and either you buy it or they take it back.

There is a lot of trust involved in this little exercise....
in the London tube there is no way anyone would be returning the item....
in fact the first time it happened to me i thought that it was a free gift.

And 99% of the time the items are crap....
but every now and then they come along with something and you think,
'Yes! just what i needed'....
and it makes my commute just that little bit more worth while.

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