Monday, August 13, 2007

Shawerma banned

After the third mass shawerma poisoning within the last year, the government has decided to banish the greasy treat from the country’s restaurants. This ban will last until they figure out how to keep it safe.

I suppose this is prudent, although it punishes clean establishments for the sins of the unhygienic. Maybe they should prevent people from drinking water as well.


At 5:33 AM, Anonymous Qwaider قويدر said...

I've said this one before, Shawirma can either taste good, or be clean.

At 7:27 AM, Anonymous Najeeb said...

is thats true??
did they really banned it
is there a source? ??

At 7:30 AM, Blogger Mohanned said...

Yes najeeb, if you are caught eating shawerma you will face the minimum of diehria and the maximum of death by poisonning:)


At 1:19 PM, Blogger Tadween said...

now I could make a guess that our PM doesnt own a shawerma business

At 3:39 PM, Anonymous kinzi said...

Oh no! what is Jordan w/o shawerma? They better not touch falafel and mansaf...

At 5:12 PM, Anonymous MMM said...

I'm getting "300" men together and we're going to defend Shawerma Reem on the 2nd Circle!

Ammanites! Prepare for glory!

At 10:14 PM, Blogger Arrabi said...

I've just verified that the ban is only on chicken shawerma.
good, Shawerma Reem (i.e. real shawerma) is all safe.

At 11:04 PM, Blogger Hatem Abunimeh said...

This is becoming an endemic problem, good thinking on the part of the government, there has to be some kind of a mechanism dealing with the problem of uncooked and semi cooked chicken. And for those that thought it is hygiene problem, it isn't.

At 6:53 AM, Blogger Khalaf said...

Tadween: I wouldn't eat the PM's shawerma! He can't be a better mua'lem shawerma than a politician!

Kinzi: I am worried about your eating habits.

mmm: Good luck. Don't forget the napkins.

Arrabi: You eat red meat Shawerma? I salute your courage!

Hatem: Salmonela is a hygiene problem, exasperated by poor cooking.

At 1:54 PM, Anonymous batir said...

Khalaf you just cracked me up with your comments about the PM and his ability as a shawerma mua"lem and his credentials as a PM. That was veru sinster sarcasm from you!

At 5:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi everyone, I tried to do a story about the water poisoning for National Public Radio in the United States, but it was a little too local. Still, I managed to do something about Jordan's water problems:

Thanks for raising these issues -

At 12:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi everyone, I will be in Irbid (University) at the end of August. Nobody talks about water problem in Irbid.


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