LLW [Lowly Little Worker]: We have inspected and tested the contents of the Clorox bottles.
POO [Pompous Overpaid Official]: Good. And, you are absolutely positively sure that each and every Clorox bottle contains the bleach as stated on the label, and not alcohol?
LLW: Yes. We have taste-tested each and every bottle and got first degree mouth and throat burns but did not get drunk.
LLW: Can we release the Clorox to go to the grocery stores?
POO: Have we determined who it is that wants the Clorox?
POO: Who is it?
LLW: It is that wicked woman from the West who lives in the
POO: Do not release the Clorox.
LLW: But, Sir?
POO: La la la la la! We must never release the bleach! We must never release any of the products that the wicked Western woman wants or needs. I order that the wicked Western woman must never get her wish to have products she desires.
LLW: Sir, there are others that are desirous of having this powerful liquid. Must everyone be punished because of one wicked Western woman? After all, the Clorox can be used for numerous cleaning applications, as well as to sanitize and clean vegetables used in restaurants which will prevent masses of our people from contaminants, and -
POO: You will follow orders or you will be beheaded!
...and the Lowly Little Worker quickly shuffles off to put the Clorox bottles into the black hole storage facility where no one ever gets to see or use bleach again.
Why?!? Why??? Isn't it enough that we have to wash our clothes in salt water? And, now, we can't even attempt to get the "gray" out of the water to try to get our whites white?!? I can substitute ammonia for many of the cleaning purposes that I would prefer to use bleach for, but I really, really need bleach for the laundry.
And there is none!
[If any Bahrain readers read this post, please let me know if you have bleach on your grocery store shelves. We'll make the trip across the causeway to get bleach if we have to. Thanks!]
La = Arabic for "no."
Nam = Arabic for "yes."