You Know You’ve Lived in Kuwait Too Long When …

How did you know that you’ve lived in Kuwait too long? Here’s some of the list that I heard from my friends:
– You’re not surprised to see a sheep in the passenger seat
– You don’t expect to eat dinner before 9:30 p.m.
– Your idea of housework is leaving a list for the maid
– You believe that speed limits are only advisory
– You think all cops drive Ford and BMW
– You know whether or not you are within missile range of Iraq
– You know which end of a shawarma to unwrap first
– You think that the further you inch into the middle of an intersection, the faster the light will turn green
– You consider it normal for the same section of the road to be dug up three times by contractors in the space of a few weeks
– You understand that the true definition of a nanosecond is the time interval between the light turning green and the guy behind you honking his horn
– You get used to using the cold water tap to get hot water during the summer
– You make left turns from the far right lane without a second thought
– You think Pepsi begins with a “B”
– You think that a box of facial tissues are called Kleenex
– You think water only comes in bottles
– You understand that when someone says tomorrow, Insha’Allah” to you it really means “Sometime during this calendar year”…if you’re lucky!


  1. 😀 I no get into (b)olitics, I no make people angery

  2. “You understand that when someone says tomorrow, Insha’Allah” to you it really means “Sometime during this calendar year”…if you’re lucky!”

    looooool.. that’s 100% true.. 🙂

  3. lol ! nice ones .. cracked me up !:P


  5. Chikapappi, haha that’s nice one to add in the list 🙂

    Daloom, as in 101% true! thanks for dropping by in my blog 🙂

    Grey, hahah!

    Reyna, marami pa akong list dito, but i never include it baka ma jail pa ako, hehe 🙂

  6. Hessa

    Loved the Post Rie .. How true !!
    P/B… Had problems with it when I started living abroad.. Everything was a B… How funny !!

  7. Rieanne, is all this real?
    Seriously? That would be hilarious.

  8. Hessa and Liliane, I think most are really true based on my experience, lol 🙂

  9. living in a different country with different customs could make or break a person..good thing with people like u and me is we make fun of what we encounter…may you became bald or not 😀

  10. Hi Akino, thanks for visiting my blog, hope to see you around someday 🙂

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