Is it true?

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I received an email from a friend of mine from Jordan about being careful from people who are trying to take advantage of people’s general trust amongst each other. Although it has been a few months since I left Jordan. Has Jordan changed so much? Or is this one those emails which have no truth in it?

One of the many things I liked about Jordan was the fact that people were trusting, courteous and generally very warm. I hope this is not changing. Or is it?

“Must Read and Please be careful out there!!

A man came over and offered his service as a painter to a female putting gas in her car and left his card. She said no, but accepted his card out of kindness and got in the car. The man then got into a car driven by another gentleman. As the lady left the service station, she saw the men following her out of the station at the same time.

Almost immediately, she started to feel dizzy and could not catch her breath. She tried to open the window and realized that the odor was on her hand; the same hand which accepted the card from the gentleman at the gas station.

She then noticed the men were immediately behind her and she felt she needed to do something at that moment. She drove into the first driveway and began to honk her horn repeatedly to ask for help. The men drove away but the lady still felt badly for several minutes after she could finally catch her breath.  Apparently there was a substance on the card that could have seriously injured her.

This drug is called ‘BURUNDANGA’ and it is used by people who wish to incapacitate a victim in order to steal from or take advantage of them.

This drug is four times more dangerous than the date rape drug and is transferable on simple cards.

So take heed and make sure you don’t accept cards at any given time alone or from someone on the streets.
This applies to those making house calls and slipping you a card when they offer their services.”



6 thoughts on “Is it true?

    TJoLadies said:
    November 20, 2008 at 3:32 PM

    if that story is supposed to be set in Jordan, it is not believable as we never serve ourselves at gas stations and as for driving into a drive, that just sounds so not Jordan! T

    Qwaider قويدر said:
    November 20, 2008 at 6:21 PM

    Another nail in the coffin of this hoax(maybe?):
    How come he didn’t get affected? Or is this a female only date-rape card thing?

    wasapninjordan said:
    November 20, 2008 at 8:09 PM

    Well I hope it’s a hoax. It does not seem like Jordan. I have many fond memories of Jordan and would like them to stay that way.

    marija said:
    December 2, 2008 at 9:22 AM

    i got the same story by email before 1 month here in Kuwait telling to take care ,couse this happend here.I think its just a story going around

    Sameh said:
    December 31, 2008 at 10:20 AM

    Same here in Cairo , probably not on the arab world.
    Guys i’m moving to Jordan from Egypt next month as an expat. (I’m Egyptian)
    Any suggestions from your part for lving in Jordan.

      wasapninjordan said:
      January 10, 2009 at 12:07 AM

      Well i am in Egypt at the moment. I moved from Jordan to Egypt. I am not Egyptian or Jordanian. Well due to the fact that most Bawabs and waiters are Egyption; there are some people who do not regard them as worthy. However overall there is nice and friendly atmosphere towards Egyptians.
      But i am not sure if there is an advice i can offer to an Egyptian. You have anything in mind you want to ask?

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