TAXI!! : My daily taxi ride from school to home

Smooha!!??? Me: salaamu3laikum. Taxi Driver (TD): wa3laikumasalaam.

TD:fein fi smooha? where in smooha?

Me: isbat sa'ad, al madinah al gama3iyya. the student's dorms

TD: mashi. ok

TD: shaklak masri. you have an egyptian look.

Me: ha, shukran. ha, thank you.

TD: inta min oman? are you from oman? Me: la'a ana min amreeka. no from america

TD: wa asl eh? and originally? Me: hindi. wa laken ummi itwulidat fi al-kuwait, wa 3mmi wa gaddi sakineen fiha fa 3shaan kida ana azoor kuwait kul sanatain. indian, but my mom was born in kuwait, and my uncle and my grandfather live there so I visit there every two years.

TD: bttkallum arabi kawwiys. you speak arabic well

Me: shukran! anta bardoo. thanks, so do you!

TD: ana bardoo??!! hahaa, inta muslim? me too? haha, are you muslim?

Me: aywa, ana muslim. yep, I'm muslim

TD: kawyyis. good.

*payment*

Me: shukran.

TD: salaam.