Monday, May 4, 2009

If God Wills It...

As I leave behind the Arabic speaking world, I know I will always remember one word. Enshalla. "Enshalla" means, "if God wills it" and the Arab world uses it liberally. It is the perfect word for absolving yourself of any responsibility.

"Is the bus going to come at 3pm today?"
"Enshalla"

"Does your hostel have hot water for the showers?"
"Enshalla"

"If I drink the tap water here, will I get sick?"
"Enshalla"

I will certainly try to introduce this word into my everyday vocabulary back home.

"Are you going to get those reports to me before the big presentation deadline August?"
"Enshalla."

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