You know those moments when you're doing something that's not really wrong but are embarrassing as heck when someone catches you doing it?
Like pretending to be Harry Potter in a Quidditch match with the broom you're supposed to be sweeping the floor with (don't ask)
Or singing a song in what you imagine to be your best Whitney Houston voice.
Or dancing in the rain like they would in a movie.
Or talking to yourself out loud.
And then find someone watching you.
Well that happened to me today. Twice.
Let me explain. Muslims have to pray 5 times a day. Its one of the 5 requirements of being a Muslim*. For each prayer, which HAS to be performed during a specific time allotment, you must be in a state of cleanliness/purity. So if you, say, used the bathroom to pee or whatever, you have to clean yourself spiritually and physically for prayer. This is done by a process/ritual called Wudhu.
Wudu generally involves rinsing your hands, your mouth, nose, face, arms (to your elbows), wiping your head, ears and neck, and then rinsing your feet (to your ankles) with WATER, basically in that exact order.
Can you imagine walking into the bathroom to find someone with their foot in the sink?
Haha. I would never EVER do something like that. hahahahaha.
Ok FINE! I did! But I had to pray, and time was running out, and I'm usually really good about making sure no one sees me. I mean who the heck would want people pointing at you saying,
"Ohhh MYY Gooddd. That girl was showering in the SINK!"
"Ew that's disgusting"
"Poor thing musn't take showers at home"
"Yeah those weird towel-heads"
So I'm in the bathroom, waiting for this girl, who's taking a freaking era to put on her makeup (We get it lady! You look beautiful! Now get out! Rubbing your cheek really isn't going to change much). Finally she leaves, and like a tornado I'm doing wudhu at the speed of, well a tornado. And as usual my hearing is on extra sensitive for the door's creaking, the sound of footsteps, and out of NOWHERE there's this girl RIGHT NEXT TO ME. And my freaking foot was in the SINK. The Sink!!!!!
And I froze. I mumble, "Well this is awkward", but I couldn't see what face she was making. I was blind, cuz my glasses were off. But I think she was smirking. No..yeah...she probably was. But at least she pretended to ignore my very obvious, very brown foot in the nasty sink. I mean maybe she didn't notice. I was standing really, really, really still. Then I realized I might as well take my foot out of the sink like it was the normal thing to do and just wipe it casually. Which I did. I still couldn't tell if she was smirking, but I think she was, just because she looked brown (south-asian) and I'm sure she's used to brown people doing weird things (because we do. Have you seen Indian movies??).
And you probably find it very disgusting and creepy too. But if you had to do something, no matter how weird it was, as long as it wasn't wrong, then shouldn't you do it?
Well I needed to anyways.
Anyways, I thought I was going to die. This was so embarassing. I waited until she left, finsihed my wudhu, took a deep breath, and walked out of the bathroom. I was so scared there would be a group of students gathered ready to point and laugh. There wasn't.
Well I'm not going to talk about the other incident now, just because this post was long enough. But you should know, that I've declared war on a group of Muslim boys, they just don't know it. But they will !
*(The 5 pillars of Islam are, bearing witness to one God and his last Prophet, performing the pilgrimage to Mecca once in your lifetime, fasting during a specific month called Ramadan, giving to charity, and praying 5 times a day).