# 32 Crystal hot sauce

With it’s recognizable green cap and exotic red bottle,  Crystal hot sauce has a magical ability to make any type of food taste great.  Even if your food does not taste that good, just add some Crystal drops on your food and you will experience the best meal you have ever had.  Many Saudis like to carry Crystal hot sauce in their pockets, waiting for the right moment to use it.   Let’s say you are invited to your mother-in-law’s house for a lovely family dinner and you don’t like her food, you can’t be rude & not eat… right?  Here is when Crystal comes in handy… you will eat everything on the table and make your in-laws happy.
Go to any dinner party in Saudi and I am 100% positive that you will find Crystal bottles standing with pride on the dinning table or on the floor (for people who like to eat on the floor).  You can put Crystal on your Ka’bsa, scrambled eggs, sandwiches, fries, and potato chips… you name it!   Don’t be surprised if Saudis start drinking the hot sauce or serve it as a cocktail drink in restaurants.  I once saw bunch of Saudis drink Crystal straight from the bottle, so I think it can be considered as a beverage.

# 31 Fancy Rides

In different parts of the world, people wait until they retire and save enough money or go through a mid-life crisis so they can get a fancy car.   However in Saudi, it’s a different story.  Saudis love their fancy rides and often strive to own one of those limited edition one of a kind cars… I am talking about those cars that if you look at their price tag you think its a freaking phone number.  What’s funny is that not only old people own those fancy cars in Saudi… don’t be surprised if you are stopped at a traffic light and the person who is driving the Lamborghini next to you  is a kid who has barely passed puberty with a little hair on his face which he likes to call a mustache.  In fact, most people who drive fancy luxurious cars in Saudi are the young (spoiled/brats) citizens of Saudi.
It’s nice to own a Ferrari and see people turning their heads staring at your fancy ride when you are driving by.   But what if  you heard that there is another person who owns the exact same Ferrari as you… then it will be your worst nightmare, right?