Egyptians are barking!

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Parking cars and watermelon seller
Parking cars and watermelon seller

Now you must be wondering why after 2 weeks of bloging silence (caused by tiredness and too much of happening in the evenings – will get to that soon) I am getting back to you with such a trivia message: „Egyptians are barking!“. Who does not bark, hm?

Before you read further, please keep in mind, that this is not to be dishonoring people, I am just trying to take a funny view on some things 🙂

Well, Egyptian barking is special topic for 2 reasons:

  1. when Egyptians are barking, they are actually parking,
  2. and they are parking in a very special way.

Egyptians – lower and not that much educated classes – have a problem pronouncing letter „P“ and it gets mispronounced  as „B‘. That causes in everyday life a lot of funny moments. Just imagine:

You drive through the street to your hotel, park your car and then the porter of the hotel tells you: „Sir, no barking here.“ Well, my reply to that would be: „No worries, don’t have my dog with me.“

You call to the support line to fix your internet connection and the operator goes: „Go to start. Bress run. Type bing…“ Well a bit of laugh is the least inappropriate reaction. By the way, this actually happened to my friend Lukas just few days ago).

And the best one: You go to the restaurant and the waiter stops you at the door „Sorry mister, too many beoble inside. No blace to sit.“ Well, what else add as LOL :D?

Parking cars and watermelon seller
Parkujúce autá a predavač melónov

Teraz sa asi čudujete, prečo po dvoch týždňoch blogového mlčania (spôsobeného únavou a priveľa dianím po večeroch) sa vraciam s takouto triviálnou nezmyselnosťou: „Egypťania barkujú!“ Veď kto nebarkuje, že?

Predtým, ako budete čítať ďalej – pamätajte, že nechcem nikoho urážať, snažím sa len zaujať vtipný pohľad na vec.

Totižto, egyptské barkovanie je špeciálne z dvoch dôvodov:

 

  1. keď Egypťania barkujú, tak vlastne parkujú,
  2. a parkujú veľmi špeciálnym spôsobom.

Egypťania – nižšie a nie veľmi vzdelané vrstvy – majú totiž problém vysloviť písmeno „P“ a vyslovujú ho ako „B“. To spôsobuje v každodennom živote veľa vtipných momentov. Stačí si predstaviť:

Šoférujete po  ceste k vášmu hotelu, zaparkujete svoje auto a zrazu vám hotelový vrátnik zahlási: Bane, tu sa nebarkuje.“ No, moja odpoveď na to by bola: „Žiaden strach, veď nemám bárku.“

Voláte na infolinku, aby ste opravili svoje internetové pripojenie a operátov spustí: „Stlačte štart, kliknite na Spustiť, brosím. Nabíšte bing…“ Úprimne, trocha smiechu nie je až tak nevhodná reakcia. Mimochodom, presne toto sa stalo len pár dní dozadu môjmu kamarátovi Lukášovi.

No a to najlepšie: Prichádzate do reštaurácie a čašník vás zastaví pri dverách so slovami Bane, máme blno. Budete musieť bočkať.“ No, čo iné ako LOL k tomu dodať :D?

Of course, to be correct, the better educated people do not have that problem at all, so don’t think that you would be working with barking beoble 😉

Second reason the Egyptian parking is special is obviously connected with the previously mentioned traffic issues and the number of cars doing parallel parking on the streets.

Sometimes it just happens you have to park your car in the spot that is  just too narrow. As always there are minimum 2 solution for any problem (based on the fact, that cars are parking with no gear shifted):

You simply shift reverse, fit in half of your car and then gently do a „bumper kiss“ with the car behind your dreamed parking place. Repeat that with the car in front of the spot, repeat again and its done.

Second option is manly power – either your or by-standing eager helpers waiting for few pounds of bakshish. It’s not any problem to push 2-3 cars with shifter neutral a bit closer to each other and have enough place for your vehicle.

Yeah, important point again – don’t forget to fold your outside rear mirror, as it might become a victim of another parking slot seeker driving through narrow streets.

So much on the Egyptian barking.  Do you still think that parking in Bratislava is complicated?