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Retro – A Sioux Falls Moment

As we were driving around the outskirts of Sioux Falls, I said to AdventureMan “Look! He’s wearing a thobe!”

AdventureMan said “I saw it, but I just thought it was normal; I forgot where we are.”

The man, in his thobe, was exiting his car. It was nearing noon. I am guessing – in Sioux Falls – he was about to make his prayers.

It seemed so normal.

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September 2, 2010 - Posted by | Adventure, Cross Cultural, Ramadan, Travel

4 Comments »

  1. love it! happy Ramadan, Sioux Falls!

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | September 2, 2010 | Reply

  2. I loved it, too, LIttle Diamond. Hey, I will leave a couple books for you with Big Diamond. :-)

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 2, 2010 | Reply

  3. Intlxpatr :

    Whenever you see some one in a dishdash in the states you should startle him with a loud salaam Alaikum :)
    then AdventureMan launches into counting from one to ten in arabic .Wahed etnain thalata arabh ….etc
    That would make the guy’s day

    Comment by daggero | September 4, 2010 | Reply

  4. LLLOOLLLL! We were whizzing by at about 75 mph; not sure he would have been too thrilled about that! And . . . I think he was intending to pray; for us, it would be very discourteous to interrupt someone about to pray. We do try to salaam alaikum; keyfik(h)? Arabic speakers when we can identify them – when Arabs are in Western clothing, they can look pretty western. :-)

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 4, 2010 | Reply


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