13 Times Egyptians Couldn’t Have Nice Things

Every now and then, God shows Egypt mercy and hope by sending us small gifts that leave us beaming with excitement. Then along come 23da2 elnaga7 to ruin it for all of us. It doesn’t matter how much we rant on social media or protest on TV shows, because when it comes to Egypt, when nice things are gone, they’re gone for good.

Here are 13 times we couldn’t have small pleasures in life:




1. Staying in on Friday nights never sounded better back in the good old Bassem Youssef days






2. Millions of Egyptians took to the streets during the revolution, but sexual harassment had to start happening, forcing women to stay home






3. We love Abla Fahita and all, but it was Shady Abu Zaid’s crazy moments that went viral 






4. Oh no! You feel comfortable and safe with Uber and Careem? Let’s get rid of them for the sake of taxi drivers who treat you like crap






5. Will Egypt’s gem, Sharm El Sheikh, ever bounce back?






6. The barbaric parliament is a nightmare, but again, most of us stayed home instead of voting for respectable members





7. An Egyptian pound that keeps dropping against the dollar


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8. The simple joy of cheering for your favorite football player in the stadium






9. Customs duties rise on luxury products that we might choose to live without. Imagine the sheer horror!






10. Egyptian Instagram that is nothing but influencers being manipulated by brands, which brainwashes the younger generation into thinking Internet fame is a career





11. Nile-side cafes being demolished without prior notice, leaving all shisha lovers in agony


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12. When this happened to the brilliant man behind Saturday Night Live bel Arabi, la mo2akhza and sone3 fe masr






13. Seriously?! Egyptian fathers could spend hours in front of that show laughing their heads off. We want Okhasha back.






WE SAID THIS: Don’t miss Egypt: Stay or Leave.