Do you Stare At People Who Brush Their Teeth? By | August 2, 2010

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I am at work, i take my tooth brush and tooth paste and go to our bathroom, which sadly is shared between two departments, i squeeze a little paste on my dry brush and start brushing vigorously, looking around, trying to finish up fast before someone comes in…


Bayga booga? 3amla 3amla?

People in Q8 have the weirdest reaction to people who brush their teeth “outside” their homes! Some people glance, disapprovingly, out of the corner of their eyes at your reflection in the mirror… some stand, mouth gaping open in amazement and your audicity to brush your teeth right there and then, some snicker at you, very few people ignore you… and then you overhear two yapping girls dissing you behind your back for “brushing your teeth at work” with a couple of “waaay ambeeeh” and a sprinkle of laughter…

Fact 1: Ma ho 3aib, wala 7ram, walaho dangerous, wala smelly, wala disgusting.

Fact 2: SHE and HER and YOU must be brushing your teeth at work after having breakfast.

Fact 3: I am not baring skin, or doing something hideous like shaving my legs in the bathroom. It’s just a simple hygienic practice intensified by the fact that i wear BRACES and that half my teeth are decayed and the other half is falling off… i really cannot afford NOT to take care of my teeth.

Fact 4: Kaifi! Ok? KAIFI!

If you are someone who stares at an innocent person brushing her/his teeth in a public bathroom… tra ma 3ndokom salfa. It’s teeth brushing, not smoking pot!

Did someone ever stare at you for brushing your teeth outside your house?

17 Responses to “Do you Stare At People Who Brush Their Teeth?”

  1. noon says:

    never brushed my teeth outside my house , looking forward to though , its a must i admit , and i dont care about people , kaifhom , 6AF

  2. q8travelbud says:

    lool … i think even bara ilkuwait its the same :)

    • danderma says:

      laa barra ma7ad yadri 3anik :p

      • Shoug says:

        I did it once in the states;p in the bathroom in one of the malls and no one even looked my way.. bes ihnee itlageen ilnass melageef chithi ;p

        • danderma says:

          I understand the curiosity i really do… but what i do not get is the shock and disgust mix in the looks… shimsaween!?

  3. giggles says:

    i never tried it outside the house, but if i saw someone brushng his or her teeth 3adi i wouldn’t stare.

  4. karamilah says:

    since i have braces on, i have my tooth brush everywhere and I have a whole set at work. Well yes I’ve been stared at for brushing my teeth in a public toilet and so I try to avoid going to brush my teeth when people are around

    • danderma says:

      I hate it when someone is around… to avoid the stares and such… but why should we? 80% of q8ies have braces on! don’t they know better y3ni?

  5. Lama says:

    our culture is based on staring :)

    I would say if you find someone staring at you smile at her/him and say

    “is something wrong ? did i offend you in anyway to make me feel uncomfortable or is it becuase I’m a familiar face”

    end of the story 😀 but remember u have to be extra nice when saying that.

    • danderma says:

      I would… only my mouth would be full with water and paste and it would come out as “bmow wow dhmo ehwo hew?” :p

  6. Chirp says:

    If you do anything out side the social norm people will stare and comment. bas 9a7 Kaifich, ur oral hygine is important to you :)
    I brush my teeth at airports when I have long lay overs.

  7. Macintosha says:

    You can try the single use tooth brush that doesn’t require water or rinsing. It’s good and very convenient.

  8. Q80BOY says:

    A guy was shaving in the toilets at Heathrow T3 .. il nas wala bil bal 😛