“During Ramadan, one tends to pray and socialize more than other months. It is almost impossible for a housewife to spend the day cleaning, cooking, praying, reading the Holy Qur’an after breaking fast, socializing and then watching some television programs. It’s kind of mission impossible,” she said.
She said her Indonesian maid left 10 months ago and that this would be her first Ramadan without a domestic help.
(Ramadan as practiced by well-off Arabs always reminds me of the famous line about how expensive it was to keep Gandhi in poverty. I’m not what you’d call religious, but I’m quite sure you’re not actually supposed to gain weight during a fast.)