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Damn them filthy thieving Arabs!!!!!


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Today was another one of those days….

Late in the morning two veiled women entered our store together with two kids. They weren’t quite wearing burkas, but were dressed and veiled in a way only one step beneath that. All black, flowing garments, only the smallest possible oval of a face peeking out of the huge black, flowing headscarf.
That is very rare around here so I couldn’t help but seriously notice these women when I passed them on my way to upstairs. Didn’t see their faces then as they were both studying merchandise and had their heads turned away from me.

Upstairs, shortly after that, the boss’s wife deposited something she had brought along, then informed her husband that two deeply veiled Arabs had just entered the store, and that she was heading downstairs now. Or - to put it in less ambiguous words than hers - that she was going to make sure those women did not pocket any of our merchandise.

Which meant that Mrs G. vanished for about 1.5 hours, as the ladies seemed to be slow shoppers. Furthermore it seems no attempted theft could be reported. ;)

Shortly before my lunch break I heard a girl in the till region loudly and repeatedly calling “Anne! Anne!” and whining a bit as anne supposedly didn’t buy something the kid wanted.
When I finally left the store and headed to my car I heard the same girl on the parking lot, whiningly inquiring something of her anne, who turned out to be one of the veiled ladies.

“Anne” is Turkish and means “mommy”.

Seems our “Arabs” always come in all disguises…..

On a slightly different Turkish note, A. is a bad boy!
He had dropped by on his free day to open the store as the boss was being fashionably late, and upon leaving again mockingly invited us to have breakfast with him should we get bored (I’m sure the boss would appreciate our heading out to breakfast at A.’s….) so I asked him if Ramadan did not apply to everyone. His - admittedly brilliant - answer was that Ç. and S. were fasting, which was enough. So our Muslims are on fast sharing, lol.

On a personal note, I look like a grubby Christmas decoration. My shirt was all covered in bits of cardboard and silver and golden glittery dust. I brushed myself off as best as I could but you never get totally rid of that glitter stuff, short of showering. But at least I managed to check and correct a lot of the prices of last year’s Christmas stuff.

17 Responses to “Damn them filthy thieving Arabs!!!!!”

  1. Granny Weatherwax Says:

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    Wait, wait! Don’t get rid of the glitter, think of the advantages if you keep it!
    No more wasting time decorating the tree at Christmas. Just jump into it, hold on to a branch - and hey: instant Christmas.

  2. Granny Weatherwax Says:

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    …and by the way: are those prices you corrected low?
    And, more importantly, is there any Christmas stuff worth buying?

    …ndufcjss…??

  3. Melantrys Says:

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    *raises her eyebrow at her sister*

    (mmdyhory sounds rather ominous I’d say… weird word verification stuff…)

  4. Granny Weatherwax Says:

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    oqitmi?
    Arabian for “don’t buy at Melantrys’ store”?

  5. Melantrys Says:

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    Only one item’s price went up, all the others that changed are cheaper now.
    Erm… you know we only sell junk.

    And don’t drop by yet to check it out; gallery’s still closed.

    (*shrugs* arqkbcy?)

  6. Granny Weatherwax Says:

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    Correction: “Don’t buy at the store Melantrys works at”.
    If it were YOUR store, racism wouldn’t happen there.

    ewcfn

  7. Melantrys Says:

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    Thank you for setting that right.

    Chances are low, but a stranger might drop by here some day…

    wspkci

    Wow, that was deep.

  8. Granny Weatherwax Says:

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    I do know you sell only junk. I didn’t intend to buy electric candles or anything else that might flash-fry our Christmas tree.
    But I thought, you know, maybe… some tree ornaments that aren’t too ugly…..? Just a thought…

    xwwkszo

  9. Melantrys Says:

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    Iiiiiii don’t know.

    I’ll just let you know when we open the Christmas department, and you can check it out, eh?
    We got some “apples” in a bag that actually look kinda nice, but they’re not for the tree. Although the cats might love to play with the golden tinsel stuff…

    qxogymm… sounds like an order to work out….

  10. Granny Weatherwax Says:

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    If the only played with it I wouldn’t worry, but Fiona’s apt to eat it if it’s made of plastic…

    “byziee”? Now that sounds cheerful, somehow.
    Or like someone from the Middle Ages politely saying good-bye?

  11. Anonymous Says:

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    i think the time has come brigette. we must end our torrid love affair as i agreed with thomas.

    christmas is coming, whoo, i can go even more broke.

    KYUTLKNY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Anonymous Says:

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    oops. that was me btw, brad.

  13. Frenzie Says:

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    This new knowledge opens a lot of possibilities. “Hot ane”, shortened to something like “hotane” which nobody will understand.

    Also, I will qzfpek you all, tremble in fear fellow mortals!

  14. Caesar of Pentra Says:

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    Again, thank you for not being racist! :)

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