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Old Sep 30th 2008, 10:11 am
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Erm, 3 times today, ringing the bell then when I go out they stick their hand out,

am I supposed to give them something over Eid??!
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Eid ul-Fitr is a very joyous day for children for on this day adults are especially generous. Children will be given token sums of money, also known as "duit raya," from their parents or elders.[6][7]

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(I think they are pushing their luck though to be honest)

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Eid ul-Fitr is a very joyous day for children for on this day adults are especially generous. Children will be given token sums of money, also known as "duit raya," from their parents or elders.[6][7]

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(I think they are pushing their luck though to be honest)
ah, well I'm skint, sorry kids...
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ah, well I'm skint, sorry kids...
You'll probably be more so when you have to get your car resprayed .
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Old Sep 30th 2008, 10:31 am
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You'll probably be more so when you have to get your car resprayed .
bastards woke me up at 8am...
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bastards woke me up at 8am...
Bucket of cold water?

Or "Hey kids, just let me ask you something. Now that I've had a shave and a new hairstyle do you think people will know I'm Gary Glitter? Why are you running away, I've changed...really..."
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bastards woke me up at 8am...
8am...? that's a lie in...lucky it wasn't my daughter, she'd have had you up at 5...!

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8am...? that's a lie in...lucky it wasn't my daughter, she'd have had you up at 5...!

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it WAS a lie in!!
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it WAS a lie in!!
Kids in our street normally smile and start to walk away as soon as they see a westerner open the gate - they're kind of surprised when we give them a little something.
In these days of the housing stasi it does no harm to keep the neighbours (and their kids) happy.
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Kids in our street normally smile and start to walk away as soon as they see a westerner open the gate - they're kind of surprised when we give them a little something.
In these days of the housing stasi it does no harm to keep the neighbours (and their kids) happy.
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The going rate is Dh5 or some sweets - it's traditional at every Eid and I suppose you can say it's similar to trick or treat or carol singing (but luckily you don't have to listen to any singing). I usually get a wad of new Dh5 notes and hand them out to the kids and also give the street cleaner, the supermarket packers, newspaper boy, the office boy, etc Dh10 or Dh20 - I suppose it's like the Christmas tip in UK.
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The going rate is Dh5 or some sweets - it's traditional at every Eid and I suppose you can say it's similar to trick or treat or carol singing (but luckily you don't have to listen to any singing). I usually get a wad of new Dh5 notes and hand them out to the kids and also give the street cleaner, the supermarket packers, newspaper boy, the office boy, etc Dh10 or Dh20 - I suppose it's like the Christmas tip in UK.
ah I never knew this.
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ah, well I'm skint, sorry kids...
Scrooge...
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