Sunday, 5 July 2009

Here We Go Again!...

It is July in Oman and the silly season has begun again in earnest.
Vacations, leave of absence, "unofficial breaks", problems at home, funerals, births, weddings.....all on the increase as per the time of the year.

You want to get something done within the next ten days - forget it.
Work in a government department and want it all done this week........errrrr: not happening, boss!

July: Vacations, religious holiday, Rennaisance Day, more leave, days off....

August: Preparation for Rammers, a quick block of leave, then the start of the fast....
(I will leave talking about the massive slow down at work and the murderous sin of driving a car in a hunger and fatigue induced stupor while racing to get home for Iftar, for later.)

September: EID! Yaaaaaaay! Another week off and then a week's leave to recover from leave, then talk about what you did during Eid and then chat about your vacation afterwards and then.......

October: MORE DAYS OFF! Wooo Hooooo!!!!!

November: Armed Force's Day! YES!.....and HM's birthday!.....side by side days off! Oh, forget it, just write off the whole week!

December: OK folks....time to start preparing for the three-month productivity season!

I love it here! - Bring it on, folks!

4 comments:

Sythe said...

But you forgot about Eid 2 in December.... :P

Undercover Dragon said...

It's rough in the Gulf...

Jet Driver said...

UD

Aye.....now.....where is my Leave Request Sheet :)

JD

Jamilla Camel said...

Sounds like Continental Europe, if you ask me! My other half and I will be spending most of August in Oman because our customers in France, Italy, the Nordics, and Eastern Europe are all out of the office!