I am sure you have seen this clip of how a Muslim woman is treated in the US and how people react to such treatment. This is part of ABC primtetime “What Would You Do?” show. In this show, they create different scenes and see how people witnessing the scene react. They cover different topics from racism to domestic violence to drunk pilots. It is surprising how people react really. (click here to see different shows from ABC)
Now, shift to Kuwait. I would really love to see such experiments would go on around here. Whether it comes to race, sects, traditions and so on.
When I am out with Her, I always tell her let’s have a huge fight and see what people do. Would they laugh, try to calm us down or just ignore us completely.
I believe such scenes can really be surprising to us. We talk, we say we are free, we are not racist and so on. However, in real life (and surely when you do not know it) everything in your mind changes. See these situations will push out your real belief.
A few years back I was in hospital waiting for my turn to see the doctor. This guy came in with his wife and 2 year old daughter and sit right in front of me. I remember I was busy with my phone when a hear a loud *SMACK*. I look up and the guy was hitting (with no heart at all) his 2 year old daughter. I think it was to do with something about her wanting something to eat. There were people looking but did not say a word.
If you know me, you know I speak my mind (sometimes even without thinking). So I sat up and told him you don’t deserve to be a father. He laughed and said it’s non of your business she is my daughter. I was disgusted, some people just don’t deserve to be parents.
I have many scenes in my mind I would love to try out in Kuwait and see how people react. Some are very controversial really (within what is allowed in our community). Although I think it will end up in with rude people video taping the incident and people attacking you.