After three days of not eating, the first thing I buy is a Coca-Cola.
One time I spent almost three days with eating nothing. I cannot call my dad because, well, I am a man. So I decide that I need to work to have money, and I got a job at a cafe. For one day, 10 hours, I would do everything: cleaning, preparing coffee, preparing sheesha, and doing everything. At the end of the day, I would have 20 dinar. After three days of not eating, the first thing I buy is a Coca-Cola.
TO EAT, TO SLEEP: THE STRUGGLES, HOPES, AND DREAMS OF THE TUNISIAN REVOLUTION SOCIETY BY DANIEL J NEWCOMER 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 25
Imagine you are cruising along a nicely paved highway in your semi-functional Peugeot 206 with the North African sun beginning to set below the arid hills off in the distance, and as the speedometer tops 120km/h your car begins to sputter and shake. You pull over to the side of the road, allow your head to fall upon the wheel, and just pray that your couscous with a bit of chicken isn’t cold by the time you get home. The horn blasts, cutting t…