Egyptians fight stormy weather with humor 

Egyptians fight stormy weather with humor 
An inundated car in a flooded street during heavy rains in Cairo. (AFP)
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Updated 14 March 2020

Egyptians fight stormy weather with humor 

Egyptians fight stormy weather with humor 
  • The videos and memes are solid proof of Egyptian’s ability to find humor in all the bad situations

CAIRO: Weather forecasts warned of a wave of aggressive wind and rain from Thursday to Saturday (March 12-14). Consequently, the government gave people the day off on Thursday and advised them to not leave their houses unless absolutely necessary.
Stuck in their residences for the duration of the storm, some even without electricity or water, Egyptians combated the situation the only way they know how — with humor.
Citizens took to Facebook to share the humorous sights they witnessed on the streets during the heavy rains.
In the flooded streets cars created waves as they moved around. This was caught in a video that quickly went viral as people searched for entertainment. Even with water up to its windshield, the driver was still determined to get to his destination.
Another video was of shop owners and salesmen at a small supermarket “fishing” in the ocean created by the gathered rainwater. The man fishing can be seen extracting a fish using his fishing rod and his colleagues are cheering him on. The video was captioned “Weather forecast: 0, Egyptians: 1,”  — as Egyptians refuse to surrender to the bad weather.
Among the most memorable videos was one initially shared on TikTok and then on Facebook. It was of a woman using the heavy rains to wash her coffee mug amid the water cuts. A series of memes were also shared, such as one of a sea of rainwater leading up to one of the pyramids of Giza. The image was accompanied by the caption: “The Nile is back near the pyramids, like the days of the pharaohs.”
Another image was of a man in a diving suit, preparing to dive, and it was captioned “Do you want anything other than the yogurt mom?”
The videos and memes are solid proof of Egyptian’s ability to find humor in all the bad situations.