Wednesday, June 08, 2005

More in Vegas

More in Vegas
Originally uploaded by estherhoffman.
Interesting dinner last night. No, not the food (buffet at Paris Hotel) but because of a couple eating near us. It was a Muslim couple, and she was covered every inch but her eyes. He was wearing a short sleeve shirt, of course. You cannot tell me that buffet was Halal. How odd is that?!

I am $25 down now for those keeping track.


At 9:08 AM, Blogger Sergeant America said...

A muslim woman ... in the desert heat and bright lights of Nevada? Do "they" sweat? Are they allowed to use deodorant?

Do they "eat" with their hands?

Where do they place their napkin? (... get yer' mind outta' the gutter!)

Isn't the decadence of the West ... forbidden?

So many questions ... so many muslims ...

I thought "Nuns" had it bad ... :(

At 2:10 PM, Blogger beakerkin said...

i am pretty certain gambling is against Islam.

I will be in vermont tommorow.

At 3:49 PM, Blogger MissingLink said...

The only thing that really matters in Islam is the "appearance".

Oh Allah is all merciful, all forgiving.

At 11:52 PM, Blogger Rachel Croucher said...

I always get a little chill down my spine when I see Muslim women dressed head to toe in black with only a small slit for their eyes... but I do remember one incident at Frankfurt airport (I think it was Frankfurt) which made me laugh my head off...

I had been waiting ages for my connecting flight to KL (or was it Singapore?), and whenever I get bored in situations where I have to sit still I love analysing all of the people around me and the dynamics of the people around me their interaction with others

There were four young Muslim men and three young Muslim women waiting for a flight to Jeddah, and it was creeping me out that the women were just sitting there silently in their black outfits... I then detected that they were speaking English with Australian accents to each other, then some really old dude, possibly their father or Uncle came past and they started speaking to each other in Arabic when he was there, then when the old guy left they all started laughing and joking around with each other with massively broad Australian accents...

Then one of the girls got up and started play fighting with whom I assumed to be her brother, she had him in a headlock and was pretending to punch him calling him a wanker and the like, and they were all laughing like normal kids... then the old man came back and they sat down and started talking in Arabic again

One of the strangest things I have ever witnessed in my life

At 4:13 PM, Blogger MissingLink said...

"then the old man came back and they sat down and started talking in Arabic again"
All about appearance - only when others look of course.

At 5:51 PM, Blogger Esther said...

Yeah, the decadence thing surprised me too.

beak -- I hope the move goes GREAT!

rachel, that is WILD! I love people watching too but I've never had such interesting subjects. ;) Thanks for sharing that!

felis. ;)

OK, the Vegas trip is over. Ended up $50 bucks ahead. Whew!

At 7:52 AM, Blogger muse said...

The rich ones have gorgeous designer clothes under their "tents." Apparently in women's quarters they dress up.

At 10:17 AM, Blogger patrickafir said...

How was she eating? Did she have hubby watching out to make sure no one was looking so she could lift up her hijab enough to scarf some Jimmy Dean sausage? Were any of the other wives there? (rhetorical questions)

Yeah, the odds favor the house. That's why those casinos are still in business.


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