My antisocial tag to the social #Top50Jo
I hate to be the one pointing out the pretty obvious but just as many people have made just about every Jordanian expat feel like crap for missing out on the great things about Jordan. How about a little reminder for the top 50 things that make Jordan a crappy place?
Sorry in advance, not meant as an insult for anyone, no purchase necessary, void where illegal, must be 18 years or older to participate.
Everyone know how much I love Jordan, but just for fun, I decided to play devil's advocate this round. So bear with me
Here you go... My top 50 reasons why Jordan is not all that great of a place to live in...
- If you go out on a date, every other guy that passes by is your date's cousin
- Nonexistent Jordanian "opposition"
- Internet censorship for sites like Arabtimes (which I don't personally like or support, but begs the question, "what else is blocked?")
- People like Toujan Faisal and Laith Shubailat end up in Jail (Or worse, beaten up by Anonymous)
- Death toll due to (avoidable) road accidents
- Worst television programming
- Building acquisition by force
- Taxes, taxes, taxes
- Customs on just about anything
- Lebanese radio announcers
- cheap imitation Lebanese accent
- Soccer teams
- Garbage fed sheep (that surprisingly taste good!)
- Jordanian border crossings including Airports
- Non existent industry
- No real research in any Jordanian university or institute
- Radar traps
- Traffic Law
- Royal Jordanian
- Abul Abed Coffee (but not Abu Eissa)
- Smoking everywhere
- Any governmental request"Mo3amaleh"
- Wadi Araba treatment
- Treatment of (Arab) foreigners
- Treatment of domestic helpers
- Taxi drivers
- Bus drivers
- Sewage, instead of drinking water
- Slow internet
- Expensive... EVERYTHING.
- Cold winters
- Hot summers.
- Improportionate income vs living expenses
- Hummus Poisoning
- Shawarma poisoning
- Fahd el Fanek.
- An illiterate moron can be elected as a representative of the people!
- Lack of water
- Horrible discrimination for services supplied to citizens in different areas of Amman, and outside of Amman
- Poor roads
- Poor history of Women's rights
- Honor killings
- But worse, laws allowing honor killing
- Human rights violations
- Government corruption
- Publication laws
I can go on to a few hundreds at least, but I think these are enough...
Turns out, the great things are personal, while the bad stuff are extremely general, however, I hope this doesn't ruin your appetite for our amazing Jordanian Jameed, Kunafeh and thrice roasted peanuts.
Despite all of that, Jordan remains near and dear to all of us, we love it more than life itself. There is no other place on the planet I would rather be in. Simply because, it's HOME, she's our mother and a child loves his mother regardless of all her flows
Again, I sincerely apologize for popping anyone's bubble