United Arab Emirates
November 9, 2010
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(Frustrated, Desperate and Lacking Priority)
My Special Friend’s girlfriend was so furious she greeted me with F.U.s (F**k you) on the phone. I was certainly not expecting the call. Moreover, I was not expecting being stormed by bad words such as “Sharmuta”.
She spoke to me in English, but as soon as her “packed English” (Yeah, as in packed lunch) got consumed, she had to speak with me in her dialect. I told her I don’t understand her language from the mountain and that she had to go back speaking in English. She closed the conversation with, “Go to hell.” I crisply replied her with, “You go first, then I will follow.”
Funny and cheap encounter, I may call it, but I did not blog to express my lamentation in that.. I blog because the whole fiasco brought me again to a realization of the plights of the expatriates like me, though her plight is a peculiar one, but the peculiarity of her case is something to scoff at. Hers is a case of “protecting a lady who is the first to abuse herself.”
When friends ask me why don’t I have my own system (laptop) and why my mobile phone is as good as alarm clock only, I tell them, “Because widgets are none of my priority.” All the money I am earning I save for one of the greatest battles in my life—court proceeding for the custody of my son— which I have yet to face in a year’s time.
Priority is the keyword for the day for most of the expatriates are disoriented from that word. Some only came for partying for they never had the freedom and resources to do so from the country where they come from, some work illegally (holding visit visa and doing part-time and f**k time) and take all the risks (running away from the original sponsors) wanting to free the members of their family from impoverished state, while some others make boyfriends to ease out the loneliness and have somebody to financially support them and alleviate their hand to mouth situation (Well, that must be the case but with her it is the other way around). The lady, who I am sure has a meager salary, is the one showering my Special Friend sweet nothings such as perfumes and shirts. She voluntary chipped in (half of the amount) buying his latest touch-screen mobile. What’s more, she is also chipping in for the payment in the hotel (whenever they are checking in). How pathetic. What can be done? What can be said? I am so angry especially when finding out she sends very little amount to her two kids in her country.
Wake up, fellow expatriates like me! Our family is depending on us. We did not come to other countries to enslave ourselves for personal purposes. And please don’t talk about true love; fact remains that most of us have several children and lazy husbands whom we have to go home to when the overseas party is finished!
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