I am a server at a Muslim owned Arabic restaurant. Allot us here are Muslim except for a few Chaldean (Iraqi Christians).
So there is this regular couple that comes in a couple times a month. I have served them several times. They are always very nice polite and pleasant to serve...and they tip good lol. Well they came in last night and just out of the blue the husband says oh when you see Mohammed (my co worker who they requested but was off) "when you see Mohammed tell him the Atheists asked about him". I didn't think nothing of it until the wife kicked him from under the table and told "shut up she's probably Arabic and Muslim" (I guess she figures we are all one and they same) The husband was laughing and says "well we are Atheists" wife says "you don't have to go around broadcasting it". This was all while I was picking up dirty plates off their table and giving them their bill. I just smiled and told them I would be back to take up their check when they are ready and walked away. The wife looked so humiliated over the whole thing and it was obvious.
So the question is... why? Could it just be that that is the way she is or do Atheists generally like to keep it unknown that they Atheists for some reason
I know stupid question but the whole episode just seemed a little weird to me so now I am curious.