Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My mum, the Bangladeshi bathroom mime

My mum always said that it was haram or forbidden to talk while in the bathroom. In fact, it seems as though all Bengalis subscribe to this philosophy. Which explains why, when I was a little kid, whenever I went into the bathroom to ask something of my mum while she was in there, she'd always use these little hand gestures, as if she was a deaf mute or something, or some type of Bangladeshi mime, just moving her hands around, shaking her head, her lips moving but without any sound. Like one of those satanic persons in the movies whose head’s about to do a 360. Anyway, that's my mum, the Bangladeshi bathroom mime.

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