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Posted in Iranians by homeyra on July 2, 2008

He writes: “Persians do not say what they mean; they mean what they do not say.

Father leaves a message on my answering machine: “I won’t bother you anymore.”

This means: I’ve been out of the hospital for three days, and you haven’t come to visit me even once at home. I am upset with you. I feel lonesome and forsaken. I won’t bother you anymore since that seems to be what you want…” read more

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  1. The Pagan Sphinx said, on July 2, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    Hmmm…this sure sounds like my family and we’re not Persian. 😉

  2. 99 said, on July 2, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Really. That’s not Persian. That’s passive/agressive!

  3. homeyra said, on July 2, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Very true!
    One of our national pathologies … 🙂


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