No matter if it was X or Y,,, it's OK
Today I got an email from a European guy whom I've met in one of my recent courses, and he was asking about the places that he can go to visit when he comes, as he's planning to be here for his vacation and enjoy the beauty of Amman.
He was asking if it's safe in Amman now, and if what's happening is affecting us. But the sentence that really drew my attention, and made me read it over and over again was this:
'What is the situation in Amman? A lot of refugees from Libya at the moment?'
From libyaaaaaa??? And this is from someone who lives in the gulf for a year now! So I was seriously wondering, what information would the foreigners who actually live in foreign countries have about this war? Would they know that it's Lebanon who's involved? Would they even care to bother and hear the news without changing the chanel?
Would they care about the number of deaths? Would a crying baby makes any difference? Would the many pictures of blood and the ghost of death move their rigid hearts?
Another weird similar incident happened, I called our help desk in Germany to get a confirmation for a Lebanese passenger, and this is when the help desk guy told me that it's not possible because 'Birut's War is not the LH fault, it's the problem of Israel and Hamas!' -
Apparently, none of this really matters! As long as they are safe,,, No matter if it was country X or Y , it's ok .... As long as it's far and they're safe... then it's ok!