Egypt just can't catch a break on the world stage. Between sportsmen making us look silly and politicians making us look really silly, we are, by-and-large, architects of our own downfall. In this case, however, we feel we're well in our right to call bullsh*t.
So here's the story; a store in Richmond, Virginia by the name of Tropical Smoothie - they do smoothies, FYI - has blamed its use of Egyptian-sourced frozen strawberries on a hepatitis A breakout, encouraging customers who purchased any strawberry-infused items between the 5th and 8th of August should see a doctor.
In response, Tropical Smoothie have pulled the strawberry's from the shop, as well as its other locations, while the Department of Health has begun investigations. Yes, these are pre-investigation allegations, though it has sent mild shock waves through Virginia with one lucky Tropical Smoooth regular by the name of Sarai Israel telling news teams, “I’m glad I didn’t buy any smoothies on August 5, 6, 7 or 8.”
Hmmm - unfounded allegations and someone with the surname ISRAEL having their say. Coincidence? Or the work of Zionists trying to bring the good name of Egypt down? Or maybe we've got it completely wrong and this is actually a devious terrorist attack? We'll let you decide...
By Kalam El Qahaira