Why it Sucks so Much Being a Persian Guy in the Middle East!

At least I can still take Selfies with my Duck Face.  Pity my Crazy Persian Concept didn't cause any humour in the Middle East.  Eh - you win some and lose some x x

At least I can still take Selfies with my Duck Face. Pity my Crazy Persian Concept didn’t cause any humour in the Middle East. Eh – you win some and lose some x x

It’s boring that’s why.  I don’t mean the Middle East is boring, I love Dubai and I certainly do want to visit again as I finish things up and the like.  I mean when I say I am “Persian” in the Middle East people are like “Yeah so what?”.

Being a bit like my Gay Friends, I kind of use my heritage as a bit of an angle to obviously gain attention and to create a bit of a “Stir” which I quite like.  I have quite a few gay friends and even though I not gay (not that there is anything wrong with that quoting Seinfeld) – I used to cop a lot of discrimination as a child and I am like the other extreme now.  As a child I was ashamed of who I was and I am like “Yeah I am Persian – come and get me” with a smile type of thinking now (a Persian Mardi Gras maybe?).

So what do I do about it? Go a bit nuts, join the Military and then one day brand myself as “The Crazy Persian” in my business.  This works great in the Western World, but on a funny note – it’s not funny at all in the Middle East, the joke doesn’t make any contextual sense anymore.

So there you go! I am like bummed out right now.  I just have to rely on my personality and I can’t use my own “Racist Branding” to get attention here.  So I have put on my loudest Hawaiian Shirt and I am going to at least think of some whacky things to say.

My point to this article? I learnt a bit more about “Context” when you make jokes and sometimes my articles turn more into rants like this one.

In light of that, I can’t wait till I hit England where it will sound whacky again!

Edward Zia – Marketing Mentor and “Crazy Persian” in the Middle East!