We are all grateful to our parents and the efforts they put into raising us. However, some things made us suffer a little …
A definite NO …
The never-ending chain of "why" questions …
This is their usual answer to our "leh" question, only we're not allowed to use it!
4. Meen ma'ak/ma'ik
All of a sudden, they don't know any of your friends and everyone is new to them; this also involves naming each and every person present with you during your outing.
One answer allowed: la2.
Everything they don't like is Aayb … everything.
7. The Asfoura
The mystical, powerful Lebanese bird that kept telling them our whereabouts and rule-breaking outings …
8. La wein?
I just told you where I'm going! Why do you keep asking me as if the destination will change?!
9. Hala bitshuf
You're doomed – coupled with a hand gesture of two fingers attached to the thumb …
Don't fight it kiddo, accept what you cannot change.
11. Ma khasne
"Mom, can I go out?"
"Ask your dad."
"Dad, can I go out?"
"Ask your mom."
This is fun …
12. Fetheen hotel?
Expect this one if you went out more than three times a week …