Monday, 10 November 2008

Only in Egypt - bless him

This morning I went out, caught a service car to the ferry and whilst going there realised I had left my purse behind with all my money. I hadn't got a piastre on me. When we arrived I went to the driver and told him in my terrible Arabic I was really sorry I had not got any money. He smiled and said no problem. As he saw me go towards the Nile he called me back and offered me enough money for my ferry fare. Can you believe it. I didn't even know him.

I refused because I knew I get a free lift on a motorboat. I was telling the story to the boy on the motorboat and he offered to lend me some money!!! He knows me and knew he would get the money back but it was still a lovely gesture

This is why I live here, Egyptians are so friendly and do anything to help you whether they know you or not.

1 comment:

Ben Morales-Correa said...

It happens everywhere in the world but I'm glad you posted this anecdote as it counters so much ill perceptions about Egyptians.