CAIRO (Special to TSD AfterDark) Omar Saad, an overseas correspondent with Reuters has been focusing on the Arab Spring, the revolutionary wave of protests and demonstrations that have occurred in North Africa and the Middle East since mid-December of 2010. Saad’s been at several flash points across the region and has literally watched history unfold before his eyes.
Saad reports that events of this proportion effect all the senses.
“Its not just sights and sounds,” said the veteran scribe. “This is a moment in time which really gets up the old nostrils – much like the Irish Spring did back in the early 1970’s. The Irish Spring, with its original Ulster fragrance, was so popular, it had several spinoffs including bar soap. The Arab Spring’s bouquet is strikingly similar, with the notable exception of the use of the exotic spice, cumin, which as we all know is used quite commonly in several dishes here.”
Colgate-Palmolive, the company that produced Irish Spring soap products, if studying whether or not they can do something similar with Arab Spring.
“We might have to temper the cumin scent,” said the company’s Director of Marketing, Roger Forsythe. “As well as the occasional breeze from the north which carries the somewhat malodorous whiff of Mr. Ahmed Sahid after a full day in the baking sun. Other than that, I see a huge upside.”