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thats what you get when you live in a city called the tyrant (don't let them fool you القاهرة doesn't mean conqueror).
the day started with people trying to save our souls and return us to the path of god, from requests to go pray with them to offers of more honest fulfilling work and better ways to use our time.
and of course no end of advice on how to cut our hair and dress like proper men, or proper egyptian men, plus lots of insights on fashion in moroco, india, europe and scotland (well I had to have a guy with a skirt with me didn't I?)
moving on to a guy who is so scared to have his voice heard but so eager to tell us his opinion about anything, he mimed for an hour and we had to guess what he was saying, his ancient wife asked for some amount of money per sentence.
moving on to the guy who sells porn movies on cds in the middle of Ramsis square, interesting discussion on why pron movies are called "cultural movies" (aflam thaqafa), why Arabic porn costs more than western porn even though western porn stars look better ''(Arab honor is more expensive, you see?)'', and of course the wacky translations of movie titles.
this ended up with a fight and other street vendors interfering and insisting no porn is sold here, never happened never will.
in the way someone asks me if I have any kefaya badges like the one on my bag, I give him mine and he tells me "كفاية صحيح".
a conversation about how often we bath ends with us riding bus 173, conversations about sex, marriage, umemployment, a police officer complaining about the government and trying to explain how he is not the government, accusations of being spies, explanations of digital technology, being frisked for cameras and of course the obligatory robbery (lost the equipment and the porn we bought today).
oh and did I mention conversations with the keepers of ancient egyptian wisdom? The Taxi Drivers.
shit I love it when I'm clueless and blundering through things like that.