Thursday, July 1, 2010

Riyadh Recipe for Spectacle

Whisk together in a large bowl:
1 cup waiting for hubster to finish work
1 cup driving through heavy traffic to pick up hubster
2 cups hunger
2 TBSP waiting for hubster to come out of office
1/4 cup driving to wrong restaurant
2 cups walking to right restaurant
5 cups simmering Saudi heat

Pour mixture into large pot & place on stove on high heat. Then pour in:
1 TSP miscalculation of prayer time
3 TBSP staring at closed restaurant
1/4 cup of restaurant remaining closed while everything else opens

Bring mixture to a boil. Pour out onto sidewalk.

If you have followed the recipe correctly, you should see a woman loudly and repeatedly knocking on the glass door of a dark restaurant with shades drawn, with hubster standing a ways back holding inner counsel on whether intervention is worthwhile or hazardous. Next, you should see the shades slowly pull up, watch the door unlock, and see the woman walk into a room full of quiet restaurant employees staring at her while she pretends nothing has happened.

You may wish to garnish this dish with hubster's chuckling.


Adnan said...


Happy Canada day Mr. & Mrs. Orchid :D

alluringjosh said...

lol! i like the style.

Tara Umm Omar said...

lol you are a hot mess girl!

purple goddess said...

Have just spent an awesome couple of hours reading your blog from start to finish!

As a soon-to-be Riyadh resident, I can't thank you enough for your invaluable, sage and hilarious advice!

Orchidthief said...

Adnan I hope you enjoyed Canada day in your own Canadian way. Josh, I like your style too! And Tara you don't even know the half of it. I would say I was a hot *ghetto* mess that day. Thanks for reading purple goddess - I'm writing for people like you!

Tara Umm Omar said...

Lol more ingredients would make the pot bubble over!

IA said...

happy canada day, AND ur post is brilliant.

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