What have you to offer me?
Question for Iranian men
May 21, 2001
Speaking of a new "interest" I had in a guy from work, my friend
asked what nationality he was. I said he was Italian/Australian. A *huff*
came from his mouth, one which made me pull the phone away from my ear,
as I brought the phone back to my ear, I heard him say, "You need an
Iranian boy, don't muck around with foreigners; only an Iranian guy knows
how to treat an Iranian girl."
The conversation came to cease a short time later and I retired to my
bedroom to finish reading a book. Halfway through the page, his voice just
started echoing through my head and I started thinking, no longer having
any interest in the book. I lay there and thought about his comments. "Only
an Iranian guy knows how to treat an Iranian girl right'.."
Then I thought to myself that maybe he was right. Maybe I needed to think
seriously about an Iranian man. I got out of bed and headed to the kitchen
for a glass of water and then proceeded to the balcony for a cigarette,
since now I'm so enthralled in the thoughts he had planted in my head.
At that point, like a huge comet hitting earth, it occurred to me. GOSH!
I did think seriously about an Iranian man on a variety of occasions. I
got to know him, I got to know his family, I dated him, I liked him but
he treated me like SHIT (pardon my French). Why in God's name would I restrict
myself to an Iranian man?
I lit a cigarette and looked at the stars, by this time my heart was
beating with anger at the thought of only looking to be with an Iranian
man. Calming down after a few minutes, I told myself to think logically.
I can't only restrict myself to Iranian men nor can I rule all Iranians
I agree with you in the way that it is a bonus to have someone who understands
your culture, but isn't it an added bonus to have someone bring a new culture
into your life? You're always going to have the Iranian culture, it's in
your blood, it's your family and it will be with you forever.
So I ask you this, What do Iranian men have to offer Iranian women that
a foreigner doesn't? And don't you dare reply by saying that you've never
thought nor said "Iranian men know how to treat an Iranian girl right."
I know you all have thought it at some point, and even I was brainwashed
into thinking it for a very long time. Is it really better to be with an