By Eman Osman
I have come to realize that, me not tolerating loud noises and people whatsoever, is a result of being half European.
And because I have always being able to accurately compare the two sides, I have come to the realization that the norm in Egypt is being loud and people have come to accept that. While in Europe (or at least where I come from), being loud is out of habit.
That said, if you’re anything like me, below is a list of places, situations and people here in Egypt that are just too loud for my liking:
I have no problem with a bit of loud music, but here they don’t seem to understand that at a certain volume the music is no longer enjoyable. Especially if it’s sha3by.
2- Some People’s Cars
Yes. I mean the ones that have the music on the maximum volume and their windows down. What makes you think anyone wants to hear your sha3by music?
Was it really so funny that I had to hear you laugh from the other end of the street?
4- El Nady
I have recently encountered a football tournament at a club where some genius decided it’s a good idea to get a commentator so everyone in that part town knows that Sherif missed a goal.
5- Construction Site
Has anyone at all taught their child that casually screaming your lungs out is not okay?
7- At 3 am
You know… when some idiot decides to race his car and wake up the rest of the world?
8- Cafés with Shisha
For some unknown reason, shishas smokers are always the loudest.
They like to be extremely kind and start hammering when we’re trying to sleep.
Lesson of the article: It’s loud no matter where you go, so I guess we either have to live with it or leave the country.