Da3it el Tasseh (ضاعت الطاسة)

Ever wondered where that old Lebanese proverb came from?

Well I figured that out yesterday during my visit to the Soap Museum in Saida as the guide was showing us a collection of old objects used in the soap industry.

Turns out the “tasse” was a small tool used long time ago to shower and to take out the water as well, so every time it would get lost, bathroom would get flooded and everyone would be looking for it.

It is not the wheel cover like this site suggests.

For those who don’t know the proverb’s meaning, the expression is metaphorically used when referring to a chaotic situation, a chaotic organization, chaotic event, and so on.

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