I know that it has been a while since I last wrote a blog post. What I need to share with you in the fact that I have been very busy. 2020 was off to a great start personally but work wise things have been very challenging. I literally worked every single weekend in this year. I’m not complaining because truth be told I do love my work and I knew exactly what I signed up for the day I accepted this job.
This piece is supposed to make you all laugh. There is enough craziness happening in the world that I figured we could all use a bit of a funny blog post. I do not mean for it to be a criticism to the Tunisian culture.
Bellow is a list of a few things I think we the Tunisian people should STOP doing.
#1. Stop Asking Single Folks ”When Are You Getting Married?”
This is my very least favorite question for so many reasons. Whether we are among friends or visiting extended family somehow the most common question that I get asked is when are you getting married. That always makes me wonder if my value is going to be forever linked to whether I’m married or not. Also, that’s none of anyone’s business so people should chill. Tunisians are not an expectation as a nation because some of my foreign friends told me they get the same question in their countries, but I wanted to point out that as a Tunisian this annoys the shit out of me.
#2. Stop Putting Tuna on Everything
For everyone’s sake I’m sparing you all the rant about how much Tuna Tunisians love because I did write a whole blog post to speak about the good, the bad and the ugly in terms of Tunisians love and obsession with tuna. However, what I want to point out in here is the fact that you can get the Tuna out of Tunisia but you can never the Tuna out of the Tunisian.
#3. Stop Oversharing your Drunken & Party Selfies
No body cares and a piece of advice none of this makes you seem cool. The more selfies you have of you shrugging pints of beer the more stupid you look. That does not make you seem cool at all. This is a message for both women and men in Tunisia. I repeat: this does not make you cool at all.
#4. Stop Smoking in Elevators & Closed Spaces
I have seen it all when it comes to Tunisian smoking in closed spaces until the day, I took an elevator in an apartment in Tunisia and I smelled the smoke smell. Turns out some Tunisians think it is okay to smoke in elevators. No people that’s not okay and you should not do it. Something equally some people do here is smoke in closed spaces. I recently went to watch a handball games in a public stadium and turns out many men thought it was okay to smoke in a packed and closed space. I tried to nicely tell a couple of them that they need to step out to smoke and the dirty looks I got where interesting to say the least.
#5. Stop Boasting About how You Are Living with your Parents
Leaving your parent’s house at an early age is not something rooted in the Tunisian culture because of a variety of reasons. But unless, you can not afford to move out, it is not acceptable to boast about how you are still living with your mom and dad. I assure you that you are missing a lot by not getting out of your comfort zone and not trying solo adulting. You gotta learn that bills are not going to pay themselves and your future partner’s job is not to be a second mom or dad for you.
Suggested Read: Brunching But NOT the Tunisian way?
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