We spoke to two residents of Cairo, Egypt, who had to live through not one but two full-blown, honest-to-God revolutions in less time than it took to make the latest Transformers sequel, about coping with everyday life once the world around you completely loses its goddamned mind.
#5. The Post-Revolution Chaos Is Fucking Terrifying
Here’s the thing about overthrowing a regime, even if the regime is full of assholes: it’s usually followed by a period where nobody is in charge. And if you think that sounds pretty sweet, it’s only because you’ve never experienced it — imagine a world where if somebody breaks into your house in a murderous rage, there is absolutely no one to call. Yep, it’s basically The Purge.
This was the case during both of Egypt’s revolutions — there were stretches of time where the cops just … gave up and left.
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Imagine finding a dragon egg one day, and it hatches in your house and thinks you’re its mom. Then the next morning you wake up and find this mini dragon has gathered all the lose change and shiny objects in your house in a pile, and is gnawing on a nickel. And then when you take it out for walks, it picks up every coin it sees cause its a hoarder. And your house is eventually full of coins. And you are rich. And have a dragon.
don’t act like just because it’s gonna be october that means you’re gonna go spend late nights in the forest with orange leaves, hoodies, and a significant other when we all know you’re gonna lay on the couch and watch Halloweentown High on Disney Channel