Monday, March 11, 2019

Donner Sang Compter - right question to the wrong audience!

Can you still give blood while observing lent?
Great question from DSC (Donner Sang Compter). The small issue? In the copy accompanying the ad they say "min ba3 ma toftar" (after the meal). The word toftar which is the verb which engendered the word "Iftar" is now known as the evening meal during Ramadan among the Muslim communities. I personally cannot fast, I am diabetic and this can trigger episodes of hypoglycemia, but what I do know for sure is that the Christian communities do not use "toftar" - the most commonly used jargon is "tekol" (eat), "tfek syamak" (literally break the fast), or "etghadda" (have lunch - which is common to be early among people observing lent). Pity the ad was interesting but certainly the copy seemed ho hum.