Something Stinks In Iran

His name is Amou, he lives in a hole, loves the rotten meat of dead animals, and his tobacco is the sh*t.

dirty man“Amou” is an endearing word in Farsi used especially by kids for kind men to show their affection, and in this story our man is called just by that, Amou Haji.

Amou Haji, aged 80, who lives in Dejgah village in the southern Iranian province of Fars has not bathed for 60 years.

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He escaped from the hands of a few young men who offered him free shower, because he believes cleanliness brings him sickness.

Amou Haji’s favorite food is rotten meat of dead animals specially porcupines and when asked to eat clean food and drink clean water he gets mad.

His smoking pipe is filled with animal’s feces instead of tobacco and when he feels like smoking cigarettes he lights up a few of them at a time.

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Amou Haji has a couple of places to live in: one is a hole in the ground resembling a grave to keep him grounded and in touch with the reality of life and the other is an open brick shack built by those who felt sorry for him.

Read the whole thing. It is a surprisingly touching story.

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