Muslims are obligated to reply a salam. However, I find it rather strange when girls give me ‘that’ look.
I was walking along the Ramadhan Bazaar, I passed some random chick and conveyed my salam. They gave me ‘that’ look, the WTF look. Note, random, not just pretty and hot ones.
I did not asked for their name. Nor did I asked for their telephone number. Just a simple ‘Assalamualaikum’, no and is not harassing at all.
I wore a decent white T and blue jeans, far from the cries of a liberating street rapist, who’d pull girls off the sidewalk and rape them in the back alley, with ‘hamsters’ (rats) witnessing the deflowering.
Come on, I look better than that. You and I know it.
So if a salam is unanswered, what other ways to say hi for fun?
“Hi, you have a nice rack!”, would certainly land me slap. Most definitely.
“Hi, you’re cute, what’s your number?” too direct, scares me too.
“Hi, you a doctor? My sudden protracted cardiac arrhythmia makes me think I’m falling for you”, very rare to bump into doctors unless I’m somewhere around Medical School.
“Hi, I’d like to be more than just your brother in Islam”, not much kick to it.
Then I shall resort to my last pick up line, “Hi, I need to break my fast. Can I have a date?”
ps: So girls, what best way to say hi for no reason?