JetDriver has returned from the "dark place" - where computers and mobile phones are not allowed - nor are microwave ovens! :)
Nice to come back to the eclectic spread of blogs and rants - gives me an hour's entertainment on an otherwise mundane Thursday.
National holidays eh? According to colleagues, our Omani staff got struck down with illness on Saturday and Sunday, and then a funeral in Salalah on Monday - terribly unfortunate for them.
What the fuck is wrong with people who walk into Costas, Starbucks or wherever, sit down, take out the phone and open the paper and sit there......WITHOUT ORDERING SOMETHING?!
And then look at you like you're mental when you ask if they are going to move, because you have actually paid to use the table.
Does this place want me to write "A Guidebook To Civilised Consumerism" ?
If you want to have the shopping malls and the bookstores and the boutiques; and you want the visitors and the tourist-money and the positive international press - you have to start learning how to behave properly.
Here's the basics:
It's a queue - a line. Wait your fucking turn!
Folks. Pay attention. It's a 4x4, it's real and if you walk out in front of it, pretending not to see me in the car-park, it's going to hurt - really hurt!
Gentlemen. You are going to get punched and it is going to happen sooner than you think.
Tourism is on the up.
More couples are visiting, ergo, you have a higher, almost imminent chance of having your teeth smashed in for leering.
Also, most tourists are in better shape than you (even the girls), so that punch is going to have a lasting memory for you! Stop gawking!
(And just to add to this, boys: If you touch, you're in serious trouble. I mean it!
To the guy who rubbed himself against my girlfriend in MCC last month......someday mate, she will see you again, and she will point, and I will put you in traction. You have my word.)
As for the person who stopped his Yukon at the entrance to Carrefour and waited for his wife and housemaid to come out with two trolleys and then proceed to load it all up, while the line of drivers behind you were going apoplectic - not cricket, old chap.
Hacking up your lungs at the table next to mine in the Foodcourt ..... just don't, ok? Don't.
Get your laptop, go to Google and look up "Common Courtesy" and "Manners" - and while you're at it....."Sexual Harrassment" and "Having your jaw wired".
End of rant. It's great to be back!