Went to the dentist today, on the elevator going up, I asked the heavily covered mute woman next to me which floor is the dentist’s and her 30ish husband picked up on the fact that I’m Saudi from my dialect. He immediately asked me if I was Saudi:
I said yes as he looked so shocked and tried to stare me into shame while repeating this won’t do.
ما يصير, ما يصير””
I told him me being uncovered is not haram. He predictably said “oh yes it is”. So I said in an intentionally dismissive way that he has no argument:
والله ما عندك سالفة
This infuriated him so much that as he was leaving the elevator he kept looking back and shouting at me:
“إلا عندي سالفة, إلا عندي سالفة”
I half expected him to be waiting for me outside the clinic (and secretly wished he would be). But he wasn’t. I think what got to him was that he was expecting me to meekly say something like “”جزاك الله خير or even for me to take a corner of my hijab and cover my face with it in fear and shame. I guess I surprised him.