Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snoring and hopefully becoming an FSO

I never thought there could be any connection between snoring and potentially becoming an FSO, but if anyone is in need of personal narratives or cultural compatibility answers then I know just the place for you. My host family in Amman is wonderful and there are six of us in pretty tight quarters.If you have never experienced Arab hospitality, and Jordanian hospitality in particular, than you are missing out on an amazing experience.

The mother of the house is sleeping in the bigger bedroom with the three children and I have been bunking with the father, in a twin Barbie bed, in the small bedroom. The family has already made a huge adjustment in their daily routine to host me so the last thing I could do is to tell the father that he snores like twenty lumberjacks on speed, and to move out to the couch in the sitting room. He snores so loud the entire apartment shakes.

So I have been going to bed really early to beat him to the bedroom so that I can get a few hours of sleep before he warms up the band. The family always asks me why I am
going to bed so early and I have my random, culturally compatible answers down. The last two nights I have tip toed out of the bedroom to the sofa and set my alarm so I can sneak back into bed.

The apartment is so small and with the rest of the family being females, there really isn't a viable alternative. So if you are in need of stories I can give you the address of a wonderful, but very loud family in Amman.

1 comment:

  1. And I thought my bedroom got crowded at night. At least, when my kids crawl in with me, they don't snore. Welcome to Amman!