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Friday, The day I went to the mall with my Backpack

This past weekend I went to see Iron Man with a couple of friends. I was out at a coffee shop before our meeting and had my laptop with me. I arrived at the mall before my friends did so I chilled at another cafe with my laptop, and I started working.

My Trusy Backpack The night started to get exciting when I went to pray. There I was, walking in the mall, with my somewhat strange looking backpack. I felt uneasy, people were there to have a good time and do whatever it is they do, and there I was with my backpack, walking, in the mall.

I didn’t pay much attention to it, until I started getting stares. They were stares of fear. Why? – I wondered why would people fear a guy with a backpack, walking, in a mall, full of people, on Friday night. Wait a minute. Do they think I have a bomb in my bag? Oops.

People cleared my way as  I walked, their casual walk was turned into quick pacing. They walked passed me in slow  motion, whispering to each other I can only see their lips move, mouthing the word “bomb..” and “oh my God”. I tried not to pay too much attention and tried to look normal, as I normally would. I couldn’t, with all the pressure of staring eyes.

I tried to distract myself.

I took out my mobile to check the time, phone calls, etc. As I took it out, I heard gasps! What happened now! – I thought. Oh no, don’t we always hear about the bombs being triggered by cell phones? Crap, I just made it worse. The environment around me got very uncomfortable, I put on a crooked smile, and continued walking to the prayer room.

It only got worse as I left the prayer room. Here I thought people would assume I had prayed my final prayer, and was ready to disintegrate myself and everyone around me. There were moments where I felt people were going to jump me, and tie me down to stop me from such an action.

P.S. Events and actions my have been exaggerated. Just a bit. A little bit. Tiny bit.

40 Responses to “Friday, The day I went to the mall with my Backpack”

  1. Sarah |

    Nasser the terrorist… ahahaha can’t picture that sorry ;) u too sweet to even look like a terrorist!

  2. Kaileena |

    LOL I’m glad you know you’re exaggerating!

  3. Amethyst |

    Lol!

    You were in your own little world;p

    TRUST ME;)

  4. princess |

    LOL 7arakaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat

  5. Bint-LadenO |

    ” The environment around me got very uncomfortable ”

    thats what some ppl keep saying to/about me ,dont know why ? :I

    I mean I am the nicess..SS ..iSs..niceesss…God !.. . NICEEST ..at last I got it ..uff ..person :)

    anyway ..

    who go to a Mall with a laptop ? :I

    maybe you need to swich your backpack to . . . a MAN PURSE :)

  6. G |

    LOOOOL that is fun, Chibi otoko :P

  7. Sushi |

    lol you’ll be famous soon =P

  8. ananyah |

    hahahahha omg that cracked me up! imagine that someone did actually approach you or called the police on you hahahaha

  9. Q8GEEK |

    the reason why people stare at ya is because you have a weird backpack… get a belkin backpack and a domokun or cookie monster tshirt (like i always do) and people will run from ya thinkin’ that you’d eat’em

    I always walk around (avenues) with:
    - my backpack (I always take it with me wherever i go… i put it next to me when i sleep)
    - listening to ill nino or whatever so loud and metalish
    - wear geeky or childlish tshirts… or ones with inside jokes that no one understands but geeks and their similarities
    - lower my head abit and look straight ahead with the (i’m coming to kill you)

    and everyone freeks out… why? WHO CARES??? I’M ENJOYING THIS =D

  10. Enigma |

    lol

  11. Navy Girl |

    huhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh it was you haaa .. yalla yalla your under arrest ! :D

  12. Shaymaa |

    haha, you had me laughing when I got to ‘the last prayer’!!! Isn’t it kinda normal to go around malls with a backpack…? A geeky unfathomable shirt would help, I agree with Q8GEEK on that! But they’d only stare more, so enjoy the attention while your at it! I will be releasing a geek wear collection soon btw!

  13. AlleyCat |

    umm and you think you’d ever be let in the US after this post?? ;p

  14. FourMe |

    hehehehe that’s called hallucinations .. so what were you on :p

  15. q8ya |

    creative you got me there at the beginning :P

  16. :::ShoSho::: |

    LooooooooooooL this is hilarious! looool really enjoyed it thanks!

  17. Angelo |

    Next time, arm yourself with a burgundy brand bag and you should get some admiration instead of scared stares.

  18. Nasser |

    Sarah,
    haha, I can’t make a mean face :l

    Kaileena,
    I’m glad you’re glad!

    Amethyst,
    I was! You should have dropped by!

    princess,
    eh eshway o a3esh el dor, pretend eny masek m16 and goin on a rampage!

    Bint-LadenO,
    I wonder why they say that about you!@!!!!! :/ Are you nice? really? seriously? no.. really? ;P

    There’s a nice coffee shop at the mall, with good wifi too, but I was workin on something else totally. A man purse? :/ No thanks..

    G,
    Kono yaro!

    Sushi,
    I will? haha. I hope not! :/

    ananyah,
    lol, nice you got a kick out of it :p Oh, that would be the day.. ! It would have made it just a bit more exciting!

    Q8GEEK,
    Yeaaah, I wasn’t dressed right for the occasion really. I didn’t look too geeky :/ I should have worn my “i do all my own stunts” tshirt heh. Enjoy it to the fullest!

    Enigma,
    :p

    Navy Girl,
    Never!;P

    Shaymaa,
    It might be normal, but not at that mall or at that time! I sort of didn’t fit in, and started having these thoughts.. entertaining myself :p I’ll be your first customer!

    AlleyCat,
    Hahaha I know! :/ I hope they do let me in, when I decide to go.. not anytime soon ;/

    FourMe,
    I was on.. something gooooooooood. Its for grown ups only.

    q8ya,
    lol, glad you enjoyed it!

    Shosho,
    Glad you did ;P

    Angelo,
    I search for it! It does look hot!

  19. Kaos |

    A lil bit huh? lol
    you were in Kuwait or in New York man? chill, and screw them ;p

  20. skinnybumblebee |

    Buy an east pack ; p- i am sure they wont suspect it. i tried it myself ;p years ago

  21. Shoush |

    Ur a little too self-conscious. Cute story tho, hehe. :P

  22. suspic |

    I would’ve created a electronic device from the spoon and donut I got from the cafe to encounter your cell phone frequencies to disable your bomb, and afterwards I would’ve stabbed you with the fork to “disable you”..

    Damn that was cool, pun intended. Seriously though, someone should’ve tackled you with a table..

  23. greyshorts |

    You only got stares ??

    Me and my friends laugh at you guys =P

  24. Nasser |

    Kaos,
    lol, here Kuwait, if I was in New York I’d freak out more, they probably would have thought I was a terrorist!

    skinnybumbblebee,
    lol! Hmmm, you’ll all giving me ideas and that is a very good one too :p

    Shoush,
    I wanted to entertain myself ;p

    suspic,
    Would your spoon/donut electronic device support 22.4Ghz frequencies? o_O How would anyone tackle anything with a table? The idea sounds good, but do you mean like sword and shield? fork and table? mm.. I just go boom, and you’re gone..

    greyshorts,
    ohhhh that was you!!! I thought I heard giggling.. and someone say, “6a3yyyyyy shayel jan6aa!” =P

  25. grey |

    No you are right , specially in M- Mall, if its a back pack ( not the laptop bag) .. and you roam twice inside the mall, they stop and search …

  26. fashionated |

    u’ve got a great imagination there mr.terrorist

  27. fashionated |

    oh and i hate backpacks what were u thinking? :P

  28. Nasser |

    Grey,
    Ohh nice! I didn’t know that.. I wasn’t there so.. hmm maybe I should try next time :p

    fashionated,
    thank you! the backpack situation was sticky, I wanted to work, and I was out before going to the mall, didn’t get a chance to change it, seemed like the best thing to do.. so i said, to the heck with it ;p it was fun though..

  29. Noonie |

    7arrram;P! LOL that was funny. Bs lo ana shayfa a7ad with a backpack, i wuldnt think that shakoo ;P haaha.. ;/

  30. Vixen |

    THAT WAS YOU!! omg u were totally scary btw !!

  31. MJKOUT |

    i hope you don’t do same as that guy who was on a suicidal mission all wrapped up with explosives and ready to suicide in the middle of the crowd and once he got the order he stabbed himself … ( sa3eedi )

  32. Nasser |

    Noonie,
    You probably wouldn’t, I probably would! ;P

    Vixen,
    lol! ;/ I wasn’t

    MJKout,
    hahahah.. 7elwa :p I’m starting to feel sorry for them .. :/

  33. Elaine |

    LOL!!! Do you have terorist face :) ?

  34. KJ |

    LOOOOOOOOOOOL

    Oh man! The things boredom can do!

  35. Laialy_q8 |

    I can relate because those are the same stairs i got from my FRIENDS when i traveled with my backpack … people here are just not used to that

  36. Fayoora |

    Unless you were wearing dishdashaa and this thing on ur head … :P

  37. Nasser |

    Elaine,
    lol no, not even close! :p

    KJ,
    Yeah! tell me about it!

    Laialy,
    no they aren’t ! :D its about time they got used to it!

    Fayoora,
    lol, maybe I should try that ;P I just might!

  38. Desert-Roses |

    HEHEHEHE

    That was too much !!!

    Nice read was!!

  39. Irvin Wendroth |

    What theme are you using? Can’t wait to start my own blog.

  40. Fayoona |

    one word AWKWARD!

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