June 22, 2011

The weirdest thing happened to me today...

Just another example of awkwardness. :-D

A'salaamu alaikum ya'll. When I say the weirdest thing, I should say THE weirdest thing EVER happened to me today.

OK that's a lot of pressure but it was really really strange. :-)

Let me preface it with a back story. About a month ago I had taken Aaminah to the local library. We were outside enjoying a snack on the beautiful spring day when a woman approached us. She was... interesting. She started asking me if I was a Muslim, if I was hot the way I was dressed :-P and if my husband allowed me to drive! She also wanted to know if I was allowed to work.

I said, "No I choose not to work. My husband works for me and brings me his paycheck home." LOL Anyway she had no compulsion about asking me anything and everything but I tried very hard to be kind to her as I felt she was perhaps a bit slow and definitely lacking in social graces.

Anyway today my friend Sr. Lisa and I were going to the local Salvation  Army store for 1/2 off Wednesdays. (Yes! I love them!) Anyway as we got out of the car, that same woman approached us. Sr. Lisa was kind of taken aback as the woman appeared to know her (probably got us confused although we look nothing alike, save our heads are covered!).

As I rounded the car she was asking, "Are you guys sisters?" In my last conversation with her, I explained the sisterhood concept in Islam. I answered affirmatively.

She then proceeded to tell us the following:

"I have this friend who wanted me to be her Lesbian lover a year and a half ago. I don't know what to do. Everytime I see her, she asks me to be her girlfriend and does this at me."

The woman started gyrating her hips and wiggling her breasts in a sexual pantomime which left both me and Lisa speechless. WTHeck????

Sr. Lisa looks away in acute embarassment and alhamdulillah I had to presence of mind to take over the situation.

"I'm sorry but I really cannot help you with this issue. This isn't a conversation I am comfortable having and we have to go. Now."

LOL It was sooooooo awkward! I mean, who does that????? First off, what are we, a Muslim version of Ann Landers? Relationship advisers? And what exactly, pray tell, about us makes her think we are the ones to have her back in a spurned-lesbian-advance situation???

I have possibly never been in such a publicly awkward situation. Never. Insha'Allah I never will again!

As we hurried off, the lady calls out, "Please pray for me..." and I assure her, "Oh yes, we will definitely pray for you!".

Ma salaama ya'll!


Anonymous said...

LOL! Lord have mercy.. Some people are just so crazy! Alhamdulillah she didn't try to touch you or anything. I really hope she gets some help.

Gail said...

Assalaam waliekum.
Lol. Yeah, that rarely happens to me. You guys have all the fun. I mostly get stuck with little old women telling me that Jesus pbuh loves me and that he pbuh is my Lord and Savior.
And I proceed to kindly make them hear how questionable their statement sounds by confronting them with Tawheed.
I guess some non-Muslim women think Muslim women are not "familiar" with sexiness and that we are mindless oppressed doormat and do little stupid crap like expose themselves or act like a tramp to "remind" us Muslim women of this "freedom of expression" they "think" they have.

DD said...

Hehehe. Maybe she was referring to a Muslim friend who wanted to be her lesbian lover. Maybe that's why she told you guys, lol? I would've cracked up!

Umm Hamza said...

Subhan Allah, as freaky as this is, I have heard more than one story of sisters being approached by non-muslim women on the topic of lesbianism. Maybe the weirdos misinterpret the sisterhood thing in Islam, and think we are all closet lesbos. LOL...still laughing.

Umm Aaminah said...

Amal, are you sure you aren't from the south? ;-) "Lawd have mercy" is a favorite saying down there. lol

@ Sr. Gail, I have NO idea what that woman thought. She was just straight out crazy! :-))

DD, I pray that wasn't the case! Can I get a double "ick"?

Umm Hamza, oh my. A closet lesbian. Maybe I should stop wearing my sensible brown sandals? hahahaha

HijabiMommy said...

Wow. O_o

People are crazy!

LOL @ "sensible brown sandals"

Um Zakarya said...

Assalamu Aleykum,

looool maybe as you are someone religious she thought she could get counceling from you, just as if she was in the church, confessiong her sins to a priest :)

Or maybe she's just plain crazy lol

Anonymous said...

assalamu alaeiykum sister.

hekates said...

I'm afraid this wasn't personal, nor about Islam per se. She sounds mentally unstable. It may be that the hijab attracted her attention, but I've had similar things happen to me (and my mother just had it happen to her - oversharing weirdness) and we are not Muslim.
I think you handled the situation perfectly, btw.

(And in case I need to: I really enjoy reading your blog. It seems like a way to get my questions answered without having to harass a Muslim. :) I have only respect for your faith.)

Umm Hamza said...

Welcome to hekates! If you have any questions I'm sure Umm Aaminah and the rest of us gals would be delighted to answer you! (But no gyrating please hehe)

jana z. said...

wow. thats just plain weird. i agree that she is probably a little unstable. i dont know too many people who would do that. i guess she will be looking for you two every wednesday now? lol

Umm Mini said...

Salaam alaykum,

WHahaha. I can imagine that it was very awkward. I wouldn't know how to react, so I think you did a good job.

Um Zakarya said...

Assalamu Aleykum sis,

All I can is this is no surprise for me.The revert's Jihad goes on :)

InshALLAH ALLAH SWT will reward us for being patient through all those trials!

Um Zakarya said...

oh sorry I realise I have posted my last comment on the wrong post, of course this one was for your new post about the Masjid lol

simy said...

omg i actually LOL'd and my husband jumped out of his skin! hehehehe that was so funny..maybe she needed a friend maybe she was crazy maybe she was being know what im not even gonna pretend i know what she wanted all im gonna say is u an sis lisa are so cute mashaAllah :-)

you write so well sis you get the reader really engaged i wish i could write half as well as you mashaAllah

btw i dont know if you remember me, but i finally started my own blog about experiences in making some final touches and then will let u kno its kinda nervous i dont know why lol

anyway i just finished from a busy day and came to chill out on your blog this post was just what i needed lol jzk

x peace x

Umm Aaminah said...

Jazaki Allahu khair sis and yes I remember you; your name is very unique masha'Allah.

Can't wait to read your blog! Please send me a message when you get it up and running so I can stop by.

So happy to hear from you again and glad you enjoy my blog. :-)

simy said...

aww sis ur soo sweet *blush blush* jzk :-) well it seems that making my blog all pretty isnt gonna happen overnight especially since i dont know the first thing about blogging!and studyin an bloggin at the same time is hard! but nonetheless heres my blog ;-)

enjoy! its very basic at the mo, but inshaAllah as time passes i'll be making it more shnazzy!! feel free to giv tips xx mwaah xx

xx simy xx