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11 Incredibly Awkward Ramadan Moments

If you are currently fasting, or know someone who is, here's guessing you have experienced some (if not all) of these.

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2. When you have to go to a work meeting and speak a lot but then you get cray-dry mouth and a "kind" person pours you a glass of water. You are staring at it but can't drink it and everyone thinks you are either straight rude or just a total germophobe for leaving a full glass of water on the table.

3. When you make a big deal at work about how you are fasting and then one day you are exempt (i.e. you have your period) and are quietly stuffing your face in your office, trying to be stealthy and then your co-worker barges in like, "Um, aren’t you meant to be fasting? Are you Muslim or not?" Shux Greg, you got me…because heaps of people are in the business of pretending to be Muslim right now.

4. When people you have known for a really long time don’t realise you are Muslim until you tell them why you aren’t eating or drinking today…trust me, it’s heavy.


5. When every single person you meet tries to tell you that they feel your pain because of that one time they did the 40-hour famine (20-odd years ago) and points out "but at least you can eat barley sugars". Um no.