Every once in a while a person's passport is stolen out of their lap while they are in a foreign country the day before they are scheduled to leave that foreign country.
This is such an account. (We originally told it as a birthday present to our mutual friend, hence the 'happy birthday' remark.)
Here is some Arabic vocabulary for the occasional references we make:
Inshallah- God willing
Inti Mtjozay- Are you married?
Shebab- Teenage guys
Sheb- a teenage guy
The incredible thing about it was that we were able to see provision every step of the way after the purse was stolen as various people offered assistance in the post-theft process.