Sunday, August 12, 2007

Call Him Marvin....

You remember that book by Dr Seuss, Marvin K Mooney will you please go now? Yeah. This town for us is kinda like that. And DH just keeps insisting on staying here. I think I should just start calling him Marvin.

I went to get the key to my new store the other day only to be told that they are refunding my deposit and will not rent to me. Then, the sign we have up on a property we are working on explaining that it is under development ( you know blah blah, legal obligation to post it, blah, blah, for more info call)... Yeah, stolen. Which means I will not be getting back the $80 deposit I gave the city for it, and I will have to pay another $80 deposit. And of course when we went to the city last time we discovered that everybody already knows it some "Muslim guy and his American wife" developing it... So I have no doubt that the person who did it knows that information.

Hey Marvin, can we go now?


Anonymous said...

Asalamalaykom Sister,

You know what's funny? I just was hearing about this book last night on a pbs documentary on Dr. Seuss. The words were used in an Art Buchwald editorial in the 70s. He took every mention of "Marvin K. Mooney" and replaced it with "Richard M. Nixon". Nixon resigned 6 days later. Dr. Seuss thought it was great, being the liberal he was.

Now, you can replace it with "Muslim guy and wife." :)

And laugh! You might as well!

Keeley said...

Sorry you're getting to take part in such an icky ritual of human nature.

And people wonder why cultures cluster together in cities?

Sorry there's not much around you to cluster toward.

Cozy Sister said...

May Allah make it easy for you, sister. I hope you can move to a better environment soon. I used to live in a similar town, and now live in a neighborhood in Brooklyn with a lot of Muslims. I didn't realize how bad the small town was while I lived there, but now when I go back to visit I feel uncomfortable even going to the grocery store! I don't know whether the locals have gotten worse or I've gotten weaker.

Sketched Soul said...

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister,

Aww, I am sooo sorry to hear all this! Just when things sounded like they were getting better.

Insha'Allah I shall keep you in my dua's.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana

Maria said...

Salam Sister,
I'm sorry for your predicament. Make alot of du'a to alleviate the burden. Insha'Allah one day you will move!

UmmLayla said...

HA, I have to laugh... It's all I can do. I remember the part about Nixon, I heard it was in response to a friend's challenge that he had never written a political book!LOL

Keeley, I am working on moving towards the clusters... But DH is pretty well rooted here:(

CS, Weaker? No. You just forgot about walking around with blinders on!

Farhana, I don't know if things here change as much as my attitude about it changes. Sometimes I am more at peace with it. A friend once told me that people in remote areas are like a candle burning for Allah(swt). If we were all in the same place then there wouldn't someone worshipping Allah in some area of the world at all times. I guess it's just hard to be isolated and I feel it more sometimes...

Maria, insha'Allah. Insha'Allah.

Sketched Soul said...

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister,

Subhan'Allah. That is such a beautiful way of looking at things. Thank you for sharing it with me, insha'Allah I can learn from it.

Well, there is a reason Allah has put you and your family there, and it sounds like you are doing a wonderful job in fulfilling those reasons. Masha'Allah.

May Allah make it easy for you. Ameen.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana