Friday, 31 October 2008

Shatti Hamster Wheel

Looking in at Undercover Dragon's article about the boy racers....can anyone tell me what the attraction is for the locals to drive round and round for an hour in the small circle that is the car park at Starbucks down at Shatti?

Anyone? No?

It has the makings of a great place for people to sit and have a coffee and a chat and relax along the sea front.

However, it all gets messed up by the modified exhausts, the revving of engines and the thump of the chronically bad Raj or Arabic dance music coming out of souped up Daihatsu Serions and Toyota Corollas.

Five times around Shatti car park and then head up to Al Sarooj and block the roadabout at the Al Masa for two hours.

All I want is 2 litres of milk from Al Fair, but nope - the bastards have blocked off access there as well so it now takes an hour to get some low-fat action.

Then we have the rich kids in the Mustangs and the Corvettes with the arrogance that goes with having one, and lately, the dickheads on their Harleys who seem to think that deafening all and sundry is cool, and that chicks actually dig all this........they don't!

No one is impressed by the lumps of plastic that you have stuck on to the side of your car in an effort to make it more "Extreme" - no one that is, except for the other muppets like you that hang around in lawn chairs by the side of the road at Muscat Pharmacy and McDonalds. (What is that all about?) "Chillin' with my homies in ma Carrefour cheya mo-fo!"

And while I am on the subject of cars...

Locals (and I specify locals as I don't see expats doing this) - I don't care if you are only going to take five minutes and you think it's ok......blocking the exit from the Shatti car park with your Nissan Armada house on wheels so that you can use the ATM or go and shake hands and shoot the shit with your cousins outside Costa's is NOT OK!

Give it up!


Angry In Oman said...

Hahahahahaha! I'm dying!

What's up with the lawn chairs eh?!

Jet Driver said...

Angry.....thank you for placing the first comment ever on my new blog!

The lawn-chairs are kind of a new way for the locals to set up a sort of portable chillout area now that every fucking seat in Muscat is taken up by locals who have no coffee cups in front of them.

I might have to rant about that at some stage.

Basically, if you drive down along the back road into Al Sarooj, the small carpark at the back of the McDonalds has become an "admire my modified Corolla" zone where they sit and make noise and pat each other on the back having placed another 50kg of cheap Indian fibre-glass (labelled "Composite" by the car-shop!) onto a car because adding more weight to it makes it go faster.

Logic disappears out here, as does rational thought and common sense - but hey....I'm preaching to the converted here!

Thanks again for your comment!


Amjad said...

Five times around Shatti car park and then head up to Al Sarooj and block the roadabout at the Al Masa for two hours.

lool .. I see that you know the round in details! :P

well, it is annoying to be honest, and I feel ya.

BTW, nice blog. keep it up.

upurbooty said...

we mit invite some of those locals also when we come calling ..jd