Humour: The Tampon Temper

My mother and youngest daughter in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
My mother and youngest daughter in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

I really admire those who find the funny in an otherwise frustrating or ‘bad’ situation.  That takes a lightness of heart!  I tend to see the funny after a little rant and rave, (must be the red-hair genes).  Nevertheless, here’s a hilariousness I’ll share. It happened while living in the dark of Saudi Arabia… enjoy!

A menstruating woman is a force to be reckoned with. My trip inside a Saudi Arabian supermarket demonstrates this perfectly.

Before arriving as an expatriate in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 2008, I was forewarned that tampons were then still hard to come by, as their use among unmarried muslin women is vehemently discouraged. However in my early shopping expeditions, while still in a stunned-like new-comer state, I clapped eyes on a couple of woebegone boxes of Tampax. (Somewhere between the cling foil wrap and dustbin liners aisles.)

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Book review, a novel ‘Off the Reservation’

Off the Reservation book cover

Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Well, in this novel’s refreshing standpoint author, Glen Merzer, gives Congressman Evan Gorgoni the opportunity to do just that – by running for the American presidency!

This is Merzer’s first novel, and energising at that!  He draws us into a modern-day political adventure where the delivery of honesty, integrity and transparency could possibly win the day, but what about the American presidential elections?

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