Sunday, September 07, 2008

Under age flirting

I've been living in Jordan all my life and the other day it hit me! If you're a girl living almost anywhere in Jordan I assure you you would have experienced the following:

Walking in the street hearing a mu3akaseh 7afartaliyyeh like: "bijannin il abyad" or "yil3an 3omri"or "beeeeeeeep" look back and there he is, a male kid aged 10 years old, maximum!

Isn't it weird? I mean there's no way on earth that this little kid understands what he's doing, he couldn't possibly understand the urge of flirting. Emotionally, mentally and physically it doesn't make sense. Most of the time, I bet, they don't understand what they're saying.
So why do they do it? The only reason is to fit in, they imitate their older brothers or older friends. Being males, of course, they have to feed their male ego as much as possible, so they prove their existence and their manhood by doing these things :)

These kids are not only wasting their time on the streets trying to be somebody but their childhood is also being stolen from them.


katie said...

heh, hilarious, I would say he gets it from his older brother or like you said, to make him look cool.

Anonymous said...

"there's no way on earth that this little kid understands what he's doing" .. Trust me ... he DOES understand, I remember I started having "needs" when I was 9 !!

Lina said...

Yeah there were a bunch of those kids close to our office, and every time I used to walk up the street I would feel very self-conscious. If they don't throw a comment then they start whispering or showing off to each other by saying witty things that I couldn't hear. And they were 10 or 11 years old.

On a different note; I miss you!

Anonymous said...

Interesting piece of information!

Lara said...

well anonymous that's ......emmm...... intersting. Maybe I should write a post about that .... and you!

M.Ispeer said...

I just like flirting, i think its natural, its u know like u r transforming the bad energy into something beautiful, guys like it and girls like, so why not let the kids practice this pleasure early, so they learn how good it feels, and u know to be good flirts in the future.. hehheheeh...i know u r gonna hate me now...go on kids...FLIRT IT UP