You will read a lot here in different posts about how the Tunisian Love Rat sulks. I thought it deserved its own thread. Sulking or feeling offended is endemic. I’ve never known anyone to sulk like a Tunisian man. It’s the height of hipocracy, they can make all kinds of unreasonable demands and exhibit atricious behaviour but call them out on it and they go into an incredible SULK. Sulking presents itself in many ways. If it’s on line then it’s often the silent treatment, refusing to answer messages or calls. Face to face it’s a bombardment of abuse. Supposedly hurt feelings, refusing to speak or ignoring the most simple request or conversation. It’s the kind of behaviour that we expect of 4 year olds or teenage boys in puberty. They can sulk for any reason. Food they don’t like, clothes not clean, lack of WiFi, they act as though the world is against them. They are victims of some terrible injustice. They gossip, they are the kings of gossip, bad mouthing their family, neighbours, friends, employers, but if they hear something about themselves it’s catestrophic! The most simple problem turns into a mammoth sulk. In our often naive but consiliatory ways we try to bring them round, smooth troubled waters just for an easier life. Their mothers cosset and spoil them and eventually everything is ok until the next sulk. I think it comes from a feeling that they are entitled and that they should have an easy life in return for fulfilling their role as head of the family, that everyone should be grateful. I’ve never met anyone else who could sulk so professionally.