A'salaamu alaikum ya'll. Soooo hmmm this isn't really a rant but I am kinda like (see title) really? I mean really???
I was out at the grocery today when a woman crosses to my side. Oh ok, I mentally say, she wants to ask me something. Sure 'nough, she approaches. This is our conversation:
Her: "Do you mind if I ask you a question?"
Me: (Want to say, you already did but she probably wouldn't get the humor.) "Sure go ahead".
Her: "Aren't you hot in that?" referring to my abaya and khimar.
OK so I answer her, blah blah blah, lightweight, breezy, blah blah blah. But for once, just once, I would loooove for someone to approach me and say, Hey what you think about that thar big old MOSQUE they building at ground zero?. Or even, Why do you guys hate America?
Really anything. I don't mind answering questions, wallah, but sometimes I would love for it to be about more than my fashion sense (which is kinda an oxymoron). I want to be able to share the beauty of my religion not my beauty secrets. I know that same woman has to have 1001 misconceptions about Islam but she was too afraid to ask or too dull to be curious. Not sure which one.
I always, aftering answering the fluff questions, say "Don't hesitate to ask me anything" in the (vain) hope they will actually has me a question with sustenance.
I know I shouldn't be annoyed; insha'allah next time she hears something about Islam on tv I'll pop up in her mind: smiling, kind, helpful... Maybe that's how she will remember me. Either that or "big black walking triangle" lol.
So just curious what questions ya'll get asked the most frequently?