Friday, July 28, 2006

getting the Syrian Govt. To do something

Abdullah was in jail in Damascus and he receives a letter from his wife which read: "Dear Husband, I have decided to plant some lettuce in the back garden. When is the best time to plant them?" Abdullah, knowing that the prison guards read all mail, replied in a letter: "Dear Wife, whatever you do, do not touch the back garden. That is where I hid all my papers." A week or so later, he received another letter from his wife: "Dear Husband, You wouldn't believe what happened, some men came with shovels to the house, and dug up all the back garden." Abdullah wrote another letter back: "Dear wife, now is the best time to plant the lettuce."

6 comments:

Abu Sahajj said...

Asalaamu alaikum,

You are invited to participate in "The Carnival of Islam in the West", a carnival and exhibition of Western Muslim thought.

wasalaam.

Raindog said...

What a good story!

Getting any government to do anything is difficult if not impossible, especially since most people don't realize that the governments are working for the people.

However, there is an epidemic of apethy when it comes to local government. Even now, when the activists roar, history tells us that all will be forgotten in time, leaving room for the same stupidity to occur again.

I would appeal to all those who feel that the people should have a say in what happens in government, and a plea that we can somehow motivate individuals to become more active in their local politics, and ensure that there is some sort reform in how we do governments, if not now, but in the near future.

Maybe all the world should have a vote in the American elections...
Maria.

Raindog said...

What a good story!

Getting any government to do anything is difficult if not impossible, especially since most people don't realize that the governments are working for the people.

However, there is an epidemic of apethy when it comes to local government. Even now, when the activists roar, history tells us that all will be forgotten in time, leaving room for the same stupidity to occur again.

I would appeal to all those who feel that the people should have a say in what happens in government, and a plea that we can somehow motivate individuals to become more active in their local politics, and ensure that there is some sort reform in how we do governments, if not now, but in the near future.

Maybe all the world should have a vote in the American elections...
Maria.

Shamira said...

Haha! What a great idea.

Invisible said...

he he he!

humblemuslimah said...

assalamu alaikum I have read something similar before carry on with putting a smile on our faces