13 Jun 2009
SMILEY SATURDAY - A misunderstanding
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During our roundtrip through the south of Morocco, we spent each night in an other hotel. Where I live there is no noice at all so I am very sensitive to the lightest sound even if it would be a caughing fly. That's why I always take ear plugs with me and sleep like an angel.
Unfortunately that didn't happen to Arlette one of our group members. One morning she appeared very tired at the breakfast table and complained about the Muezzin, the caller for prayers who had woken her up at 4 am. Usually the Muezzin calls 5 times per day and in the past it was a real man who climbed up the tower and shouted in a loudspeaker.
Today old scratched records are used or maybe in modern cities CDs. Of course Arlette had no intention to pray to whatever god in the world at four in the morning, turned around and was half asleep when a rooster started to crow with energy, not for prayers but just to tell people it was time to get up.
a mosque without Muzzim
and as it was years ago
Behind me is our guide and besides with the glasses Madame Le Coq (Mrs. Rooster)
Just when she was complaining about the rooster and what a fuss he had made, another woman from our group arrived and looked surprised when she heard about the rooster's behaviour. Then she said "But I didn't make any noise I slept ! I just got up" ! We all looked a little dazzled and didn't understand what she meant when she said : "I am Madame Le Coq and really I didn't make any noise !" We all bursted out in laughter because Madam Le Coq means Mrs Rooster and she just had thought we were complaining about her !