You start dreading the day you were born when you’re on your way, and to your unpleasant surprise, bump into a lagna. Since we all have the luck of a booma, we will probably get stopped when we either have an expired license or just don’t have it altogether.
“I was heading home with a friend when we found the typical zahmet lagna. We stopped and while we were waiting for our turn, my friend confessed has his car’s license expired a couple of months ago. So we applied the tactic of asking el zabet a question before he asks us for the licence. It was our turn and once he was in clear sight, my friend said, “Basha, howa l taree2 l share3 X fein?’ El Zabet gave us directions and forgot to ask for the licence.”
2- Tafa2alo Bel Kheir Tagedooh
“I got stopped with no identification whatsoever. Kont mashya b baraket do3a l waldein. The first thing el zabet said was ‘rokhas’. Me: ana motafa2la b hadretak. Him: esmik eih. Me: Noor. Him: zay esm benty. Me: shoft ba2a, yrdeek bentak to2af kedda. Him: 3adi 3adi, khalas. I did what any girl could do; I flirted my way out. A couple of nice compliments could do wonders when you’re stuck in a situation like that.”
“Badal ma 7ot nafsy f mawkef bayekh. I stopped, parked my car, called a cab w bas kedda.”
4- Nail Polish
“I actually don’t know how he let it slide. I had just gotten my nails done and I wasn’t planning on getting them ruined. W2eft fel lagna and told el zabet about my ordeal. I think he thought I was some kind of dumb bimbo and let me pass.”
5- Omi Msafra
“I improvised an entire scenario on the spot. It went like this: My mother was traveling and took my wallet by mistake, so I have no money to even buy food. That’s why I’m on my way to el 3omora l akher l share3 dih 3ashan akol 3and gedety.”
“I was running late to visit my uncle in hospital and crying hysterically while driving. As cliche as it may sound, it was actually true. I didn’t have my license on me that day, but luckily it passed.”
Just try to make sure that you always have your valid license on you; you never know when a lagna might sneak up on you!