Don’t get me wrong, it is not pleasant to be considered an outsider in your own country, and there is nothing more painful than finding your comfort zone vanished and even somewhat unfamiliar. I just have learned (specially through my writings and I Heart Iran) to embrace these changes and accept them for what they are. At last, Iran, just as any society in the world deserves to be changed for the better. Not all the changes Iran faces are for the better, but I have no doubt that identity crisis, turmoil and development are necessary for the advancements of any society.
So, for this week, I’m sharing with you some of the funniest, craziest and unfortunate things that could only happen in Iran:
Only in Iran, a prisoner must wait in line to get into the jail:
Iranian Journalist, Mahsa Amirabadi with a big smile on her face and her luggage in hand is waiting to get into Evin prison where she must serve a year for alleged charges of writing against the government.
Only in an Iranian shop, God replaces technology.
A sign in a shop warns costumer from stealing where it reads this store is equipped with God’s security camera.
Only in Iran, the “ugly things” are beautifully put on display to teach you a lesson.
A series of confiscated Alcoholic drinks (which are forbidden according to Islamic laws) are put in display in an exhibition to both teach a lesson to wrong doers and show off police achievements.
Only Iran is among “the two hundred important countries in the world in using Internet.”
In an article published on Fars News, a pro-government news site, the Director Basij Students at Universities says, "Iran is among the 200 countries with best records in using Internet." How many countries are there in the world?
Only in Iran it is fun to be a member of the parliament.
Some members of the parliament caught on camera at work (playing rather?)
Only the Iranian president waves for the blind.
Do you want to caption this?By Parisa Saranj, Aslan Media Columnist