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Hot Chocolate Amidst Ice: Office Conversations

The phone rang, and I groaned. It was 8:00 o’clock and my alarm was set for 8:30. I tried to ignore it but it rings again. I finally decided to pick-up, and I get a “Roba, get out of bed and look out of your window!”


No one said anything about waking up to a snowy Amman. Quite the contrary actually…the minimum forecasted was 4 degrees Celsius, and the horribly dreary cold front that hit Amman during the past two weeks was supposed to be getting the hell out of town.

Anyway, lured by promises of hot chocolate and marshmallows, I ended up braving the snow drive and going to the office. Snow is always welcome I guess. People on watwet were going crazy with excitement. Surprises are starting to grow on me.

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Beddi :(


  1. lol :) so did you end up getting hot chocolate willa la2?

    I went to the office because I realized I couldn’t work at home, while my sisters are all cuddling under blankets and watching movies while munching on mama’s cinnamon rolls… deadlines and snow don’t go well together for me!

  2. That’s weird – you’re having snow while I’m sitting here, in a far more northern country, at about 5 degrees Celsius.

    But that’s just fine for me, because I do not have to shovel the snow… :)

  3. Carmen

    You guys are so cute!

    I remember how excited I was to see snow when I moved back to NY after living in Cairo for five years. Of course, one horrible snowstorm later (with 24 inches on the ground!!!!!) snapped me out of my reverie.

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