It really happened


Two weeks ago on my way to the AUC for my evening classes, I witnessed something extraordinary and very unusual in this country.

 The good policeman on

Mohamed Mahmoud St.

in front of the library building of AUC was clamping cars because they were parked in a no parking area.

So what is extraordinary about it?

The strange event was that the culpable cars were police cars and for the first time in my life they were not immune.

This requires a special tribute to that brave policeman whom I heard reporting to his superiors on the walky-talky “police cars wrongly parked in a no parking area are being clamped sir.”I could not hold myself from immortalizing the incident I took the picture with my mobile and praised the technology that allowed me to pick such unusual remarkable moment.I also decided to share it on my blog. 

It really happened at least once in my lifetime.


6 Responses to “It really happened”

  1. 1 ]Dr. Ayman Makkawy May 16, 2007 at 7:59 am

    ياه يارفيق
    أنت غاوي تقلب المواجع ، وأنا أحسدك على بقية التفاؤل هذه ، عموما كما قال الرسول الكريم ” الخير في أمتي إلى يوم القيامة ” يعني مفروض ألا نفقد الأمل أبدا ، وأكيد فيه ناس كتير ملتزمه لكن إلتزامها وأثره ضايع وسط أمواج الفوضى .

  2. 2 rafiknakhla May 16, 2007 at 9:12 pm

    I could not believe my eyes people who believed in their immunity and acted accordingly were not immune.
    A ray of light to shine in the darkness of chaos we are experiencing

  3. 3 Basim Sultan May 21, 2007 at 6:37 pm

    Dear Dr. Rafik
    Thanks for sharing this unimaginable event. I can’t imagine that day when police has no immunity in egypt, but i believe this day is coming, and when it comes egypt will be much more different. The problem here in egypt is: people who are keeping the law are not keeping the law, but it’s gonna change with no doubt in that.
    Thanks for this post and this nice blog sir 🙂
    Dr. Makkawy, i totally agree with you. Thanks for that useful Hadith Sir.

    Basim Sultan

  4. 4 Marwa Rakha May 24, 2007 at 9:39 am

    I woke up on the pessimistic side of the bed today; this picture is lovely but it is just one single unsupported incident … It does not mean reform is coming and it does not mean that everyone in this country will be treated equally.

    I read Animal Farm ages and ages ago … this picture reminded me of one of the commandments “All animals are equal but some are more equal than others”

    Animal Farm Novel
    The Seven Commandments of Animalism:

    Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy.
    Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend.
    No animal shall wear clothes.
    No animal shall sleep in a bed.
    No animal shall drink alcohol.
    No animal shall kill any other animal.
    All animals are equal.

    Later on, Napoleon and his pigs were corrupted by the absolute power they held over the farm. To maintain their popularity with the other animals, Squealer secretly painted additions to some commandments to make it benefit the pigs while keeping them free of accusation of breaking the laws.

    No animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets.
    No animal shall drink alcohol to excess.
    No animal shall kill any other animal without cause.

    By the end of the novel, Napoleon had consolidated his twisted commandments into a singular law to control the other animals completely, while appearing to keep within the old boundaries of the Animalism laws: All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.

  5. 5 rafiknakhla May 24, 2007 at 5:15 pm

    I found that this is ray of light in the darkness we live in where some animals are more than others.
    I though of bringing this light in public maybe it will help people see some light.
    maybe it is the first drizzle preceeding rain.

  6. 6 Mohamed hashish June 17, 2007 at 7:52 am

    Dr. Rafik
    the photo u took have two assumptions :
    1) sign for new generation of brave and honest policemen
    2) or just taking revenge from his work colleague
    but any way it is all in all good move

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