After 28 years of living on planet earth, I realized not too long ago that Arabs have a thing. They have a thing against other nationalities, and I discovered that this feeling of hierarchy is ripe in Bahrain.
I was quietly waiting in the bank yesterday, there were quite a few people and the queue was pretty long. There were a couple of Indian workers who were right in front of me. They had been waiting as long as I have and maybe even more, but I get called by the guy behind the counter.
I protested saying, "But these guys were here before me."
"Don't worry about it, they can wait," he said.
"Its okay, dont' worry," and he was all smiles, snatching my papers and proceeding with my transaction.
I felt totally awkward, the poor workers just kept looking at the whole fiasco in front of them without a single word of protest!
I was flabbergasted!
We Arabs always think we are better than others!
When we will wake up to reality?
Somebody wise once said: "All people are created equal" when we will stop this arrogance.
We are not "شعب الله المختار"
People who think that way are usually doomed. We need only to look back and learn from history. There is nothing special about us.
So to the guys I had to cut in that bank yesterday. Sorry.
I hope one day we all understand that we all eat, drink, sleep, love, hate, cry, and die, just like everybody else.