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Expat wanderer

“I Look Deep Inside . . .”

We were at one of those official dinners, and, as is my habit, I found someone even more shy than I am and started asking questions. It’s an old trick; it gets me through the most endless affair. She turned out to be very smart, very witty and entertaining, this Nigerian woman, so elegant, so well-mannered. We were having a great conversation.

“So what do you do in Kuwait?” I asked, almost yawning, I was so ashamed of myself for asking such a boring, common question.

She paused, looking at me like she was measuring me.

“I look deep within people, and I tell them things about themselves they never knew,” she responded.

“Oh no!” I thought to myself, “is she some kind of fortune-teller?” (Fortune tellers are strictly forbidden in my religion.) I’m usually pretty good with the old poker-face, but my eyes probably shifted, looking quickly for a polite exit.

She watched me, her eyes twinkling, grinning like a fisherman with a live one on the hook.

“I’m a radiologist,” she added, and we both cracked up. She really had me: baited me, caught me, hooked me good, and then did the old catch-and-release.

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April 7, 2009 - Posted by | Character, Community, ExPat Life, Friends & Friendship, Health Issues, Humor, Joke, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Spiritual

8 Comments »

  1. hehe! Smart lady 🙂

    Comment by kinano | April 7, 2009 | Reply

  2. looool love it. I bet she was a great table mate!

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | April 7, 2009 | Reply

  3. Kinano – smart, compassionate and funny. 🙂

    Little Diamond – You’d like her a lot. She was!

    Comment by intlxpatr | April 7, 2009 | Reply

  4. hope you got her phone number

    Comment by Davis | April 7, 2009 | Reply

  5. You need to sic her on AdventureMan and see if she can reel him in—he’d love it!

    Comment by momcat | April 7, 2009 | Reply

  6. LooL

    She sure did get u there for a moment :p

    Although i believe that maybe sometimes god does give the gift of future sight (not in a movie-like fortune telling sense but in a dream/prediction/6th sense/intution vague sense)… but i really hate it when someone tries to do a reading for me or something… just in case there would be a thread of truth in their… i do not want to know!

    Comment by Daddy's Girl | April 7, 2009 | Reply

  7. Hahaaha….too good.

    Comment by Jonyboy | April 8, 2009 | Reply

  8. MomCat – He was sitting next to me! He likes her too. 🙂

    She did, Daddy’s Girl. It was a very funny moment. I agree; I think some people have a gift in that area, and I think when you have a gift in that area, it can be both a curse and a blessing. It’s a very mixed gift.

    Glad you liked it, Jonyboy.

    Comment by intlxpatr | April 8, 2009 | Reply


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