Him: Are you ok?You sound a bit down.
Me: Am fine.
Him: So quiet. Two-word answers are so not you.
Me: Are you calling me a chatterbox?
Me: Well am not feeling chatty today. So you should be happy.
Him: Trouble is I think I got addicted. Can't stand the silence anymore.
Me: Can't you just say you missed me for once without baiting me at the same time?
Him: Ok. I missed our talks yesterday.
Me: Thank you.
Him: Moreover I don't like these sudden stillnesses of yours. They usually mean trouble sooner or later.
Me: You don't like it when am restless either.
Him: Meen al kida?I love your energy.
Him: Inti 3abeeta?Di a7la 7aga feeki. You're like a kid in a toy store. Mish 3arfa ti3mili eh wala eh.
Me: And that's good?
Him: Tab3an. You're never bored or indifferent. You're interested in everything. And you feel things so much. It gets a little extreme sometimes but one has to give you credit for passion ya3ni.
Me: What can I say?Am glad you approve.
Him: I still don't like that tone of voice. Come on what's eating at you?
Me: Well you know how you said I'm interested in everything?
Me: Well you're the current area of interest.
Him: Why do I suddenly feel like the ice cream flavor of the month?
Me: And like you said am extreme. So we are talking extreme interest here.
Him: Ustur ya rab. Wi ba3dain?
Him: Bas eh?Inti btid7aki 3alya ya bit inti?Btishtaghaleeni?
Me: La wallahi. I just love you so much I don't think it's heatlhy.
Him: Tayeb rabena yishfeeki.
Me: Allah yikhaleek.
Him: Ya3ni bardu mish 3ayza titkalimi?
Me: Ma3laih 3adeeha.
Him: Mashi ya sitti. Ya khabar bifloos. Elmuhim ana I need a favor.
Him: I'm due in surgery this evening. I told my mother you'll take care of her.
Him: I should join you about 9.
Him: Is there a problem?
Me: I just wish you told me before you mentioned it to her. What if I couldn't make it?
Him: Ya 7abibty she flew all the way out here especially to meet you & your family & she doesn't have much time.
Me: Fine. Where would she like to go?
Him: I'm not sure. You have the number. Call her & work it out.
Me: Ok. I'll call her right now. Is she up yet?
Him: Yes she is. And one more thing.
Him: Her English is not that good so remember to stick to 3arabi.
Me: Don't worry. Wouldn't talk English with parents.
Him: And when I say 3arabai I mean 3arabi mafhoom - mish seer gidgid wi mish gayla wello wil7agat bita3itku iyaha.
Me: You think Egyptian is the only way to speak Arabic?
Him: Ya sitti 3ala 3aini wi rasi inti wi gam3it eldiwal el3arabya kulaha bas elsit tifhamik.
Me: Typical Egyptian attitude.
Him: Fi eh?
Me: Egyptians don't know anything about other Arabs & they don't want to know. Tell me if you had married that Iranian girl what language would you tell her to speak to your Mom?
Him: Well that's just one more reason we were never meant to be isn't it?
Me: You're hopeless.
Him: Although now that you mention it I suppose she could have tried Swedish.
Me: You ex speaks Swedish?
Him: Atrociously but she might have managed.
Me: Go away. I mean it.
Him: I love you you know.
Me: You'd better. You'd just better.