||[Mar. 9th, 2006|04:10 pm]
I'm in a housing association place, and a man is there with his wife, talking to the woman at the counter. He comments about her name, Aisha.|
As he went to leave, I said "Excuse me sir, what does Aisha mean?" in the
middle of the housing association reception sorta thing. He walked towards
me, looking to the ceiling, "Ancient name from persia, Sometimes Ayesha or
Ishtar. It was used in Babylon, Mesapotamia, you know, where iraq is now."
"Ah yes, ishtar rings a bell", I pondered wisely. Anyway, thankyou very much sir, and he
leaves. Complete silence in the room. Modern depressing furniture, smart
girls sitting in front of computers. Aisha says to the other, "Was that guy
Her lips seemed to sneer into her glowing screen."That stuff about babylon
and Iraq and Iran..."
"How long was that guy here for? 'Arf an ower?"