Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Sounds of Silence

Riverbend.

Heeeeelllllllooooooo! Anybody home?

*wind whistles through trees*

Raed.

Heeeeelllllllooooooo! Anybody home?

*dry leaf scrapes across porch*

Faiza.

Heeeeelllllllooooooo! Anybody home?

*wind blows open a shutter with a rusty hinge*

Khalid.

Heeeeelllllllooooooo! Anybody home?

*tall grass rustles*

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Well, I guess they've all joined the Baathist exodus and moved to Amman.

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UPDATE: Nope, the Jarrars are back in Baghdad. Oh, shite. Let the moaning and bitching begin.

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CBFTW reports from both the sunnyside and shadyside of the street in Mosul.

One of our Iraqi interpreters had a money making scam of charging soldier five to ten bucks for him to do a full bag of laundry. He looked kinda like Saddam and he was always wearing these sleazy 1970's sunglasses on. Good guy, but he had that used car salesman thing going on about him. Always trying to sell "Joe" crap to make a buck or two. Anyways, he had a laundry scam going for awhile, and I went through him for awhile to get my laundry done. The guy had a wife and kids, so I had no problem giving him my money to do my laundry. Everyday he would go home with bags and bags of dirty laundry and a fat stack of cash. He did a good job, it would come back the very next day, smelling nice and clean. And he was making fat bank for awhile doing this. Finally we got KBR to do our laundry for free, which pretty much put him out of business. You can't compete against FREE. Then he had a scam of selling B-B guns to soldiers. Chain of command find out about that and banned BB Guns. So now he's out of business again. I'll keep you posted on what his next scam is.



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