Friday, October 06, 2006

A Friend in Need

My friend S. (on how to get rid of my husband's friends): Tell him they hit on you.
Me: What?
S.: Do it. It's how I get rid of my husband's friends. Works like a charm.
Me: But they do not hit on me!
S.: Make them hit on you. Show them some cleavage.
Me: But, but...
S.: Shoofi 7abibti(look sweetie), you're not going to get very far in life if you're going to be protective of your cleavage.
Me: They've seen my cleavage. They did not hit on me.
S.: Then try your legs. You have good legs.
Me: They will NOT. There's no shortage of women around them. They won't lose their head over a pair of legs. Or cleavage.
S.: They might if they're drunk. And if you flirt. You're husband's crazy about you.
Me: Am crazy about him too!That's why I don't flirt with his friends. Or with anyone other than him for that matter. Ba3dain elduniya Ramadan(Besides it's Ramadan). 7aram 3laiki.
S.: Bas inti neetik khair(But you mean well). Allah biyghfir lik(God will forgive you).
Me: Khair?Flirting with my husband's friends is khair?Mashallah 3laiki lama btifti.(You're so good when you issue fatwas.)
S.: It's for his own good. Hadol rofaqa2 soo.(They're a bad influence on him). Fi kteer a7adith 3an rofaqa2 elsoo.(There are lots of Scriptures about friends who lead one to temptation.)
Me: That's so manipulative.
S.: Ya 7abibti Allah khala2 elrijal 3ashan(God created men so) we manipulate them for their own good.
Me: You're nuts. I am not doing any such thing.
S.: Ok then don't do anything. Just tell him they did.
Me: He'd never believe it.
S.: Bas ra7 yiwaswis.(But he will wonder.) Inti zogik kteer biyghar.(Your husband is very jealous.) He would not hang out with them if he had doubts.
Me: S., he's not stupid. He's not going to believe all his friends suddenly couldn't resist his wife.
S.: Ya habla.(You idiot.)Don't say all of them. Just pick one. He'll go off the whole group.

No comment.



Blogger Puppy said...


It is very risky and it can have consequences, bad or good. Which i am sure will be more bad than good. Telling him that u dont like them did it work? or not really?

I mean if u love him take him as he is, if he has such friends doesnt mean he is like them, but there is also a saying "show me your friend and i will tell you who u are"...

You know ur husband better, think twice before doing something that provocative.

Good Luck,


10/07/2006 10:55:00 AM  
Blogger LouLou said...


I posted the convo because I think it's funny.:) My friends never cease to amaze me. Am shocked that she said she'd actually done things like that. I wouldn't have believed that she had it in her!

Of course I wouldn't do something like that. It would be evil. These guys have always been pleasant & polite with me. The fact that I don't like their personal choices is not a reason to throw false accusations at them.

And besides, my husband is very close to them. He'd be devastated. He doesn't deserve that.

All I want is for him to spend less time with them & for me not to have to be around them so much because their company is agitating me.

10/07/2006 03:44:00 PM  
Blogger Puppy said...


thas is really good to hear. He doesnt deserve that :) Hope everything will be solved with time, inshallah.

have a good day.


10/07/2006 03:55:00 PM  
Blogger 2 B || ! 2 B ® said...

wow, are you sure that S. is a friend of yours!! :) her advice seems to be too funny and more naive hehehehe and no comments:)

10/07/2006 10:22:00 PM  
Blogger Maxxed`ouT said...

That's such an immoral thing to do .
It's a good thing you're not even considering it ...

10/07/2006 11:44:00 PM  
Blogger programmer craig said...

Oh, many women would do suhc a thing! And it would probably work, once or twice. But the husband is eventually going to figure it out, and it would destroy the relationship.

10/07/2006 11:58:00 PM  
Blogger La Gitana said...

wow no wonder men think we're all insane psycho bitches. what a very awful thing for someone to suggest. I hope she was kidding.

10/08/2006 01:03:00 AM  
Blogger SaRaH said...

Do not listen to your freind. Although not disrespect is meant her advice is nothing but trouble. Since you have so much understand with the hubby you better come clean. It is much much better trsut me on this.

10/08/2006 01:32:00 AM  
Blogger LouLou said...

La gitana,

Most marriage advice that you would get from women around here is built around the basic concept that men are savage, uncouth creatures who should be lied to, deceived & manipulated because it's the only thing they understand. It's a weird kind of counter-sexism. Maybe because these women's husbands never listen to them or make them feel that a mutually respectful dialogue is possible?So the women react by trying to get what they want from the husband by sneaky, underhanded means.

10/08/2006 08:24:00 AM  
Blogger tooners said...

loulou, i agree w/ you. i see a lot of women in this area lying and sneaking around on their husbands. have always questioned it and wondered why in the world they do it. you make sense in your observations... but i don't agree w/ it.

glad you don't listen to your friend. i hope she was seriously kidding when she said that God created man so that women could manipulate them! hopefully that is just a joke and not the way a lot of women think... altho, i do wonder from the things i see and read about.

10/08/2006 01:52:00 PM  

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