Update: Based on an anonymous resquest. 3adoola, took a video for me and Waheed fist fighting!
This week, a new woman joind us at work
A woman that I have never seen before
At least that what I thought
And while having lunch with my co-workers
She asked me if I recognize her
I looked on her face, trying not to be impolite
and said “Sorry”, but you look familiar
I guess she looks familiar
Apparantly we have studied togather at the university
and she has witnessed me in a fist fight
and she remembers my bleeding nose!
Stupid me, I thought no one saw that!
Unfortunatly, my other co-workers wanted to know the full story
I had to tell them anyway as I don’t want them to think that I have been beaten up
(Don’t you dare think I had)
The incident happened 8 years ago.
Wow, that long and I haven’t noticed Enas(the witness) existance!
It was a numerical class at 8 am in the morning
The class were full, and I was sitting just before the last row
In the last row, three other guys were *happy*
They were SINGING and LAUGHING!
I didn’t have my eye-glasses that day
and so, I was trying to concentrate on hearing the Professour
But I couldn’t because of their voice
I turneed around and asked them politely to SHUT the HELL up
They said ok, but kept on singing!
So I turned to them again
This time furious, and demanded them to SHUT UP.
The Professour heard us argueing, and so he demanded to know what is going on.
I said “There is nothing, the guys are singing, and I am just shutting them up”
What an ‘esfeen’! (wedge) – They most probably failed the class because of this.
The Professour was furious on them.
I am not sure how did he punished them, but I am sure he did harshly.
After the class, I left in peace.
Like nothing has happened.
Actually pretending that nothing has happened.
One of the guys followed me.
He came to close and shouted on my face ‘Gadha hai el 7arakeh?’
Which means “Can you face the consequences of what you have did?”
He was thin, he didn’t freak me out.
And because I was walking with a girl friend of mine
I had to act
In order to save my manhood
Otherwise, I would become the laugh of the university
So I pushed him away and said “yes, gadha, what are you going to do?”
He said “Meet me in the parking lot of the science faculty”
Sure I will.
How immature I was that time!
Actually, I haven’t been in a real fight before that incident
and sometimes I doubted my couragement
So it was good to prove it back then
I stupidly went there alone
Not thinking that he is there with his friends
Maybe I thought of that, but I was stubborn and wanted to prove that I am couragrous enough.
Fortunatly, it was only me and him who fought each other.
I wanted to grab him because I knew that my body is stronger
But there was another guy of his friends between us
Both were taller than me, and so I couldn’t reach him
Not untill a strong punch of him hit my nose!
I felt it hard
I became raged
And so I jumped and caught him from his neck
And Squeezed it in my arms while punshing his head hard
While the other guys trying to break us apart
I didn’t want to let him go
Not until I saw some blood drops on the street floor below us
I freaked out
Thinking that I hav injured him badly
and so I let him go
Only to realize that those blood drops weren’t from him
They were actually coming out of MY nose!
Which was bleeding like a flood!
That really made me angry
But what to do, the fight was over
I didn’t realize that we had that much witnesses!
Nonetheless Enas and her friend!
Who still remembers my bleeding nose till today!
And is telling everyone at work about it!
Anyway, I went to the University health center.
There was an Egyptian nurse
Who wanted to know what happened
“Meen da el Motawa77esh elle 3emel feek keda? Da mesh bane 3adam, da wa7sh!”
“Who is this monster who did this to you? He can’t be human!” She said.
and then she grabbed a long piece of fabric
around 3 meters long!
Actually I am exaggerating
and pushed it all into my nose!
I have no idea how she could do that!
I have no idea how she could squeeze that large piece of fabric in my little nose
(not very little nose)
So now you know why my nose is big
Everyone know that story now
But I insist that I am the one who beat him up
At least this is what I want to believe
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED
Don’t beleive me?
I don’t care
Actually I do.
Well I don’t
I am over it now.
I can live with my big nose
If you don’t mention it.
Just don’t think that something you did in the past can just go away like this.
There would always be some witnesses who would remind you.
No matter how much time has passed since then!
How old were you?>>Guys in college still fist fight?>>I thought that is so middle school.>>Guess I was wrong. LOL
Lol!>>I guess I was around 20. >>Where are you from? Many fights happen in Jordan universities for different reasons.
you know fadi, i have NEVER been in a fight in my life! 🙂 never! i’ve always been peacful, avoiding to get in a fight with anyone..even in the university, it never happened! 🙂 but listening to you talking about this incident, and other previous incidents as well 🙂 make me wonder how does it feel to be in a fight 😛 i mean is it worth it? would it make you feel good about urself? i dont know… 🙂 well, i doubt that ill get in a fight ever, anyway! 😛
Haitham, I don’t think it worths it at all. That is why mature people don’t physically fight 🙂>>But you know how much pressure are put on teenagers among their peers to prove their physical strength and manhood.>>For me, I have always been a peaceful guy as well, I have always tried to avoid fights, but sometimes I doubted my ability to engage in one, or even feeling my couragement to do so. >>I guess, even with a bleeding nose, it did give me some content, that I have actually been into a fight. Just as an experience. >>But I don’t recommend it. You are over that age of physical fights as well 🙂
Loooool… unbelievable…>after 9 years she still remembers you and remembers that fighting…and how happy she was when she told us the story…>>actually it’s very interesting to know something like that about someone who is always proud of his muscles and powerful body…. Sorry who WAS proud because you can’t be any more 😉>>Fadi, you have to do something to regain your dignity!!!
Waheed, I guess I have to kick your @ss in order to do so! >>And don’t think that a couple of months doing body building would make a change, it is still not showing, except of a tiny biceps that looks like an olive! heheheh
Fadi, maybe the same thing will happen again after 9 years. you think yourself powerful and can beat anybody and you end up beaten…>>stop talking and try to do it… my tiny biceps which I have made in 2 months will beat the fat (which you call muscles) that you have made in 10 years.>>but please protect your nose with something because it’s big enough and I can’t imagine it bigger.
hehehe, mashi ya Waheed ana bafarjeek 🙂
Is there a possibility that Waheed and Fadi fist fight and we get to see it on youtube?>>This way you get to regain your “manhood” honor. LOL
she remembad ya afta eigh yees and you were not friends ?? u might wanna check how this lady feels for ya mate … maybe she had a crush on ya from college days and now she accidentlly met her old flame !!!! >>:feeling hollywoodic:>:irish accent please:>:feeling zene5:>:sorry:>:sigh:
Anonymous, you got what you asked. Check out the video of the fight on this post update! I kicked his @ass! lol>>Isam, I am sure that is not the case man 🙂
talk about self-humiliation … if u call that a fist fight !!!>>i can see David Hasselhoff turning in his rehab center …>>i thought i was the only one with nothing to do today … it turns out i was wrong 🙂
So the conclusion is: “Fadi has balls”!! Good for you man! Balls are too important!>>Anyways, I wonder if (*happy* == drunk) ?!
<>Meen da el Motawa77esh elle 3emel feek keda? Da mesh bane 3adam, da wa7sh!<>>>looool, this is so funny!!! you know, lately lots of guys in the faculty go to wrestling classes these days, they say its addictive!
I enjoyed reading this post, but it got me thinking – I don’t understand how physical violence can prove manhood when the more courageous action, the more difficult choice, is to refrain from it and deal with problems in other ways. You’ve changed your perspective on the whole issue, right (I hope!)? What made you change? I have to go now, but I want to talk later about an incident that happened to me that trouble me but no one else around me.
LOL—–fighting i guess we all have our moments! still laughing this is funny but i can’t imagine you fighting. >>>marie
I must admit, I did ask for the video!>>Ya shamtet abla zeeza feek.>>At least now you know, you were born alover not a fighter<-- use that statement A LOT!!>>LOL
hahaha,>Ya3ni bel3arabi kabbasook, esma3 ana akalet katleh yemken marten, I did the same mistake, I went to the guys house to hit him so all of his family came out o ya 7alawa, maza3et wa7ad ganweh o kasaret eedo o ba3deeha I didn’t see the light, no actually it was all lights:D>Hahaha, I laugh hard each time I remember this, bas ma7soobak kan bull:D
Laura, you made me laugh!! So you think running away from fights is “manly”?! It seems that you are confused as to what the word “balls” mean!!>>Running away == Pussy>Pussy == No balls>balls == Manhood>=> Running away == No Manhood>Its simple mathematics!!>>Now, I am not saying that for someone to prove his manhood, that he should start picking fights. (The right way is to sleep with as many girls as possible)… But to run away from fights… Thats a no-way to go for a manly man!!
Hi Devil’s Mind… Well then, I guess there are at least two kinds of men out there and if being a man means resorting to a physical fight (no matter who started it!) than I just am not and could not be into him. Thank God not all men are like that!
so the “manly” thing to do is fight !!! emm , 5alas I better go find me someone to beat up !! >>I NEVER fought anyone in my whole life , and I was in a lot of situation where I really felt like beating the shit out of the guy in front of me , but I didn’t , I tried to control my anger and I walked away , so call me a “pussy” if you want , but I still think it was the right and manly thing to do , or maybe I did that because I don’t want to have a nose like yours 😮 hehe
Yes – well put ma7joob!! Grateful for men like you.
Devil’s Mind, on a side note, as you’ve described yourself on your blog as omnisexual, I am surprised that you use such terms as ‘pussy’ and ‘no balls’ in a derogatory sense. That is offensive to women and many men and people who fall on the wide spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identity. I find such terminology – used to demean – as more immature than ‘manly’, frankly.
LOL Hadad, You hit the nail on the head. >>There are alot of people in the Arabic region who use certain terms so loosely and make beleive that they are whatever new western term they read or see on TV.>>When in reality they are what they are.>>Devil, we all know that it takes a BIGGER man to walk away from a fight.>>But again, how old are you?
1- Picking up fights != Running away>>2- I already said: “The right way (to prove manliness) is to sleep with as many girls as possible” – Thats the real measure of manliness.>>3- Political correctness isn’t like me. If someone is offended by what I say, thats their problem!>>4- My blog’s theme is pink. Guess its clear that “showing off” manliness isn’t my highest priority either!! I have better things to do…>>5- Now if you like your “man” to be a pussy, thats fine. Just don’t create confusion as to whats manly and whats not!!>>6- I am 21.
Okay, there is one last thing to note:>7- I love sarcasm!! So don’t come to conclusions very fast!
lol fadi that was funny.
Devil’s mind, no I don’t think they were drunk! They were just trying to be cool!>>Tala, wrestling sounds fun! It wasn’t in fashion when I was at college otherwise maybe I would have took some classes!>>Laura Haddad, unfortunatly there are a great pressure on young men to prove their masculanity. At school, physical violence is the only way. Most of the guys highly regard the one with the most physical fights which proves his couragement! >>For me, I have always tried to refrain from those fights, I had this mature outloook of them not being necessary, but always felt that other don’t regard me that hight because of this. The fight at the university has just give me some reassurance. >>I am over that now. At 28, there are no such pressure like when I was 16 for instance. In the contrary it would be immature to have a fight at my have now.>>Anonymous, who are you man?! You are fun! lol. I have always known that I have born to be a lover! hehhe>>Mohannad! Walak an ma akalet atlet! Kolha box bus! Bus darabto ana! lol>>Mahjoob, :), big nose is a sign of manhood as well! lol >>7aki fadi, I m glad you like it
I’ve never been in such a fight before, although I recall being bitch-slapped by an Egyptian group at school cuz I was the only Syrian and then again by one of them – he hit me real hard on my chin (and it went purple) after I hit him hard on his back.>>I don’t recall why or how the pain felt.
My take on political correctness is this: I think it is one think to share your views with others – and you should be open and honest about what you believe no matter what view you hold but there is a descent way, a respectful way of doing so and there is a denigrating way of doing it, which in fact won’t do anything to advance your point of view. If the goal is merely to get a reaction, you’ve met it – but it’s not a worthwhile pursuit, I would argue.
The Observer, you should write sometime for VIVA’s His View about the pressure to prove masculinity/expectations of men in our part of the world or some other aspect of gender or relationships.
Kj, el hamdella 3al salameh! Well it happened to me and 2 friends of mine on a different incident. We were hit by 15 guys! After the fight I didnt feel anything, but next day I couldnt walk because of the pain!>>Laura Haddad, I don’t think that Devil’s mind meant to say it in a degratory way. It is just that our society place much burden on men to stand up and fight. Women can easily run away without acusing them of cowardnace.>>A man would be a coward if he fleed death! While a woman can run away at the sigt of a tiny spider!>>I would love to write for Viva. How can I do that?
By demeaning, I was only referring to his choice of words like “pussy” and “no balls”. Words are heavy and I just wish we thought more about the words we use to express ourselves. Anyway, about VIVA, great! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with ideas you have and we’ll take it from there!
lols Fadi..that was funny..sometimes there are stories people couldn’t forget..imagine If I met someone to ask me someday..you are the one who walked in bare foot in the street?!!
ops..did I tell you that you have been tagged “mention 10 simple pleasures ” if you liked to do it of course..if not it’s ok akeed:)
Laura Haddad, I will definatly email you 🙂>>RedRose, you are right, there are things that people just cant forget!>>I will definatly reply to your tag as well :). But next week. Thank you.
I hate snobs specially those who thinks that everything in this life can be solved with a simple fist fight, anyway it was a good thing from you to face them because as you said it was your first time.>so good work & too bad that this happened in collage a place which we all should respect.
nice comment waheed:) hahahaha
You call this fight, I thought they were cuddlin each other, that was so Gay !! I LOVE it.]>>Gay by Nature