Ditto, Spartan. We had a briefing a number of years ago when some Kuwati pilots were coming to train in the F/A-18. The deal about complimenting children was supposedly because djihns had very good hearing but poor eyesight. So they can’t tell if the child is good looking but they can hear you say so, in which case they come and make the child ill or even die. The takehome was that these guys probably did not believe such superstition, but don’t assume so and don’t compliment their children.
There was also a joke. The sex researcher is conducting an interview with an American, a German, and a Kuwati. The researcher asks the American whether sex is fun or work. Th American relpies without hesistation that it is fun, of course. The German thinks a bit longer, but responds that “it is work, but we do it very well.” The Kuwati thinks for a long time and finally concludes that it must be fun, “because if it were work, we’d have a Yemeni doing it for us.”]]>