1) You are
ALWAYS taking off and putting on your shoes wherever you go.
2) (For females) Your brother had no curfew while you had to be
home by 6pm.
3) When you were little you always wondered why your American
friends waited until after breakfast to brush
their teeth when you
did it first thing in the morning.
parents hate the Russians.
have annoying nicknames to make it easier for your
6) Your parents call all your friends "Bachem" whether
Afghan or not.
7) People you call "Kaka Jan" always smell up the
8) If you aren't married and you turn 25, your parents start
wringing their hands and proclaim that it's
9) You have never met half of your extended family.
10) Either you really like Afghans of the opposite sex or you
can't stand them.
11) Your mother measures wealth in gold and diamonds.
12) Your parents drink 6 cups of tea a day.
13) Your parents had eight daughters in hopes of having a son.
14) One or both of your parents skipped at least one year of
15) You have cousins you have never met, whose names you don't
know,but who insist they're related to you,
even though they bear NO
resemblance to anyone YOU know.
16) Your parents push the concept of an arranged marriage on you
and try & demonstrate how well it works
whenever they're not
17) A successful marriage is one where your parents and your
husband's/wife's parents like and understand
17a) Your parents compare you to all of their friends' kids.
18) When you compare your friends to yourself, your parents say,
"You aren't the same person as they
19) The second you pull out of someone's driveway, your parents
start talking about them.
20) At least once a week your mom says, "The good old
21) Your parents were the richest most respected people
22) Older siblings always listen to your parents'
23) No one ever seems to call ahead of time to say they are
coming over for a visit.
24) When you drive by other people's businesses, your
always count the number of cars in the parking
25) Your parents worry what other people will think if
not going to be a doctor, lawyer, or engineer.
26) Your parent's always refuse to buy so called
because of the poverty "back home"
27) Pre Historic "Modern" Afghan Chicks refer to
28) Pre Historic "even more modern chicks" refer
as "kabul Jan"
29) Your parents have their own unique names for everything
as: MANHATTAN = MANATAN
PATERSON= PATAR SANG
CALIFRONIA= KALA FAITNA
- Barbeque = Babooqi
- Roosevelt Boulevard = Roosabaar Beeroobaar
- Video = Visio
- Liberty Park = Liability Park
- Syrup = SRDUP
- Blockbuster Video - Black Bastard Viseo
30) The best things in the world were invented by Afghans
- The Aeroplane
The western society somehow managed to steal
the formulas and
make it their own.
31) Two or more afghan men will always talk politics with
32) Two or more afghan women will always start their
with "did you know...."
33) New brides coming to america from Pakistan are always under
the age of 18 but have managed to finish a
University course at
kabul University five years ago.
34) Afghan females who have newly arrived in America are
younger than afghan femlales who were brought
up in America.
35) Newly arrived afghan guys always become more
than those brought up in America.
36) Most afghan guys have illusions of being black.
37) Most afghan men have illusions of knowing everything
37a) Most 'cultured' afghan men will dress up in a suit and
for a day out in the park. 4
38) Most afghan guys have illusions that an afghan girl
marry him as soon as he catches her so much as
glance his way in an
39) An afghan girl is bad if she laughs out loud at an
functions. To be considered good, an afghan
girl sits quietly all
night long, staring at her hands resting in
40) Within the Afghan female community, Gossip has a new
41) Every farsi speaking person has a pashtun grandfather.
42) Every pashtu speaking person speaks farsi better.
43) Afghan parents like to live their children's lives for
When children complain parents always seem to
have the same guilt
trip: "the things we have done for you to
get you to where u are
44) Food is not worthy of eating if it is not floating in
centimetres deep oil.
45) You haven't really had dinner unless you've had rice.
46) A wedding was either good or bad depending on the food,
the food only.
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