When I posted about the Saadah restaurant offering food for free to poor and needy families in Beirut, I remembered an old post from 2012 about a Lebanese immigrant called Salam Kahil who was nicknamed the Lebanese Sandwich Nazi. This guy ran away from Lebanon aged 15, lived all over Europe before he settled in Vancouver where he runs a deli that makes “The Best Sandwiches in North America”. He’s bad mouthed, he makes nasty jokes, he greets all his customers by a page of rules and warnings but he’s hilarious. He’s also very generous and gives away free sandwiches to homeless people occasionally.
Most of them know that for all his bluster, he has a mile-wide generous side, notably bagging up food to hand out to the many down-and-out denizens of the downtown area each week. Between acts of charity and vulgarity, bits of personal history spill out: He ran away from his large, disapproving Beirut family at age 15, lived all over Europe, “took advantage of a lot of people” as a stud for hire (or sometimes for free, as when female acquaintances wanted a sperm donor without a husband attached), then entered a less illicit business when he “realized my beauty was fading” at age 29. Soon he’d built up a mini-empire of stores, but the hassle of managing employees (and worrying his antics might strike them as sexual harassment) prompted eventual reduction back down to a one-man, one-deli operation. [HuffingtonPost]
Check him out and be warned it’s NSFW 🙂
Hello there, I am reading your blog on a daily basis. BUT today I have to say, that the use of the word “Nazi” on a random/humoristic basis is pretty unprofessional nowadays. I mean, there are (Lebanese) people in other countries, that get attacked and killed by today´s Nazis. (e.g. https://www.jungewelt.de/loginFailed.php?ref=/2008/03-17/046.php)
So please think twice.
Hello Lenaida, The “Nazi” term here is not random, it is a reference to the famous Seinfeld episode called soup Nazi. I find it very funny and not at all offensive. Plus Najib didn’t come up with the title… what is he supposed to think twice about? people should seriously stop getting offended by stupid things
Well I am German and I get offended by the term!
Because it reminds me over and over again about a past, I am not responsible for and not proud of either. And it shows me like so many times, that the political education (and not only this) in this country is rather humble.
I think its a question of respect towards others.
And just because it refers to TV series, doesn´t make it justifiable.
you seriously need to get laid!!