Egypt is a considerably different country in its composition, unique, if you may. There seems to be a set of guidelines, as to how one should or can behave in the everyday world, which can obviously be traced back to the baselines of patriarchy and chaos. However, take these rules, apply them somewhere else, and you’ll most likely get none less than a night spent in a cell bunk, or a very very fine fine. This article will take you on a ride through the contrasting nature between Egypt’s moral and societal codes, and those of pretty much else where around the world. What is accessible and acceptable to the Egyptian community, that isn’t anywhere else? Conversely, what is accessible and acceptable everywhere else, but isn’t in Egypt?
Public Urination VS Public Displays Of Affection
It’s not a rats-in-the-attic kind of thing to see someone pull over, then casually start pissing wherever they feel like it on the street. It’s like Egyptians are taking the old evolutionary principle of “males mark their territory when they pee on something” to a whole new level. However, it’s wholly unacceptable to hug or kiss someone on the street. Because it makes so much sense, kissing people on the street OBVIOUSLY renders a lot more damage to the environment than pissing all over it.
Taking A Tok-Tok VS Taking Public Transport
We present you the Tok-Tok: an Egyptian/Indian seemingly handmade vehicle with a little less than minimal safety measures, and absolutely no legal means of being on any street at all. Nevertheless, it’s accessible, and widely popular. What almost seems inaccessible is public transportation, in the sense of how deeply tormenting it is. It’s safe to say that third world countries are the only places where taking public transportation is a literal nightmare, being at best exhausting and frustrating, and at worst dangerous and possibly deadly.
Dumping Garbage On The Street VS Wearing Shorts On The Street
In many cities around the world, if you get caught committing the offence of littering the street, you’re most likely in deep shit, the kind that costs you a fine of $80 or so. Being a punk rock city within itself, Egypt defies that rule. People seem to respect and appreciate the smell and looks of the deformed and irritating Egyptian streets that they can’t resist adding more insult to injury on a daily basis. On the other hand, Egypt seems to enforce an unwritten rule that women need to suffocate under the least of 3 layers of clothing in a 45 degrees kind of weather, in order not to torment the men who have urges of raping them which may be awakened if they go out a layer short. In conclusion, you can’t wear shorts on the street. Well, not safely anyway. Otherwise, catcalls will come showering down on you like phonecalls from relatives on Wa2fet El Eid.
Driving With No License VS Having A Guy Over
You don’t have a license but you have a car? Cool, you can drive. You don’t have a license, and you can’t drive, but you have a car? Cool, you can drive. You’re a 9 year old who barely knows what a steering wheel is, but have a car? Cool, you can drive. You get the picture. In conversion, it’s practically illegal to have someone of the other sex over at your place if you’re not married or formally related. It’s banned in hotels, and in your apartment if your landlord is annoying. But for people who don’t know how to drive to go on highways and put other people’s lives in danger? Eh, that’s alright.