Gearing Up and In a Hurry? Just Consult Your Friendly Facebook Arms Dealer

Things have been going from bad to worse back home in Lebanon, or have been carrying on as normal, depending on how you look at things. Before leaving back to the U.S. I remember waking up several times to the news that a bomb had been detonated somewhere in Beirut. Despite the seven-hour time difference between the U.S. and Lebanon, today, unfortunately, was no exception to the rule of (quite literally) rude awakenings that probably comes with being Lebanese.

Of course, tensions are consequently mounting and people are getting paranoid, and what do people do in times like these? They stock up on weapons and supplies in case the Big, Bad Wolf of the Day decides to come knocking at the door, ready to blow the house down with C4 and RPKs in tow. So what would be the best and quickest way to secure yourself the latest and greatest in firepower in a pinch, you ask? Consulting your friends on Facebook, of course! Never mind anonymity or security concerns; what better and more convenient way to help yourself than to ask people you might never see again (or even argue viciously with over things like religion, politics, or economics)?

I don’t know how often this trend has been going on or how prevalent it is, but it’s certainly news to me, and I can’t decide whether this is some sort of twisted joke or if this guy somehow pushed stupidity to new, unthinkable heights (guess which one my money’s on?).

Lebanese people are known for their devil-may-care attitude when it comes to their well-being and life in general, but this is taking things to a whole new level of not giving a f**k. I don’t know whether to laugh hysterically or to break the nearest object in a mixture of rage and madness. For now I suppose, a simple scoff and shake of the head will do. Oh, Lebanon.

Y’all take care now.

Edit: The two parties in the screenshot are discussing the purchase of a pistol for as reasonably a price as possible (budget is irrelevant). The dealer in question tried to inbox the person making the request, but that apparently didn’t work. Typical Lebanese problems, if you ask me or anyone else.


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