Forever Under Construction

Alibaba In Tehran

Posted in Personal by homeyra on October 27, 2006

Alibaba left Iran in about 1969, and came back for the first time in the late 80’s.

When he arrived at the house he was not happy at all: his handicam was taken at the airport and he was told that he will have it back when he leaves the country. We all laughed and told him how naïve he was: when asked if he had something to declare he should have simply said NO and avoided all complications. The next day he went downtown for some errands, he returned outraged: he had seen huge billboards advertising the exact model of his camera all over the city and recited his favorite quote: “I don’t understand……”🙂

Anyway, when he left he got his camera back – but that, by itself, is another story.

On his next trip few months later, he was delighted. He opened his luggage and showed us his brand new laptop and said victoriously: “This time I said I have nothing to declare”.We all laughed again and told him that he didn’t get it at all. This time he should have declared his laptop because now when leaving, he cannot take it out of the country.

Alibaba still does not understand🙂

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  1. homeyra said, on October 27, 2006 at 2:26 pm

    :(  “……. من درك نمي كنم “

  2. Alibaba said, on November 3, 2006 at 7:31 pm

    This time in Jeddah, (unfortunately too pressed for a side trip) thinking that not understanding is not such a bad thing. At least it amuses some…

  3. homeyra said, on November 3, 2006 at 7:35 pm

    :)) bon voyage bro!

  4. […] For A. who is having so much fun with this blog, why not be a revolutionary Project Manager and launch a company blog to know what POS residents thoughts and opinions are. That could be fun! At least for them […]

  5. Month 3 « Forever Under Construction said, on January 2, 2007 at 5:31 pm

    […] It is sort of therapeutic. Many Iranians don’t have time to follow some of the news presented here, such as my own brother, Alibaba the biggest fan of this blog. As a busy North American, he simply does not have the time. The good side of all his activities is whenever I am in a sort of mess he volunteers to the rescue […]

  6. mona said, on January 18, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    i am agree

  7. homeyra said, on January 18, 2007 at 10:58 pm

    Salam mona! Thx for your visit.


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