January 31, 2007

IBM (Insha'allah, Bokra,Maalesh)

Egyptians have been long time using the IBM system. However IBM on the Nile does not mean Incorporated Business Machines. Old timers here know it refers to the Insha'allah (If God wills) Bokra (Tomorrow) Ma'alesh (Doesn't matter) attitude to life, specially other people lives and time.

First time I heard this interpretation was already in the late 60's, much before Big Blue. And If IBM the company is still blooming its development pales besides the complete generalization of the way of life that completely took over Egypt and Egyptians. Maybe it is just the development of the fatalistic attitude , Middle Easterners have for so long been accused of, taken to an extreme.

The reason why I state this is my complete amazement for something that happened last Tuesday. The theatre where I've been performing has been flooded on the first trial of the new anti fire dispositions, it seems no one thought that theater lights could produce heat and that the sensors heated up would start the floods.

Well now we have the experience, maybe we would learn something from it. But that is just wishful thinking.

The Theater has been closed for 2 days in order to let it dry up in the rays of our ever giving Ra. (crystalinks)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ce post m'a beaucoup aide dans mon positionnement. Merci pour ces informations