Aseel: “The marathon is next Friday (il jom3a il jay)”.
Ibrahim: “No it’s not, it’s on Friday, as in two days away (hay il jom3a).”
Aseel: “That’s what I meant. Next Friday as in the first Friday coming as in two days away.”
Ibrahim: “It doesn’t work that way you idiot.”
Aseel: “Yes it does.”
Roba: “No it doesn’t, Ibrahim is right.”
Aseel: “How’s he right? Y, what do you think?”
Y: “I think this is always confusing.”
After a few minutes spent asking people around the office, we realize that some people believe that next Friday is this coming Friday while the other proportionate half of people believe that next Friday is the one after this Friday.
Zaki: “So the equation is pretty simple, if the problematic day is within three days from the current day, then it is “this Friday”, but when it’s more than three days, it’s “next Friday.”
Aseel: “La2! Mahoweh lessa MA EJA. Bas yeeji beseer eshi tani. Bas howeh lessah ma eja!”
I still believe that ‘next Friday’ is next week as in not this week. What do you think?