Friday, 21 August 2009

Ramadan: Sponsored By Carrefour

I've just come back from Carrefour. Bedlam.
People are acting like the place is going to close down tonight and disappear. Panic buying of the highest order - I even managed to receive an elbow in the face from one individual who is lucky that he is not celebrating his first Iftar through a tube in the Royal Hospital - a high price to pay for a box of strawberry jelly. Yes - he wanted the entire box!

It was quite amusing to have a look at how similar the trolley-loads are.
I have worked out that there are some vital things that need to be purchased:

Vimto - about 50 bottles should do the trick. (They actually have built a 20 foot high Vimto pyramid.)
Foster Clark's Powdered Orange Drink - and you all wonder why your kids are on the ceiling!
Jelly - by the palette. Enough for at least 300 people.
Creme Caramel Desserts
Strawberry Milk
Eggs - thousands of them
Yoghurt - again, enough to fill a small ship should do the trick.

Before leaving for Carrefour, I think the locals either take some form of stimulant or maybe just a five litre drum of coffee.
Whatever it is, it has to have the effect of making one edgy, nervous and then pushy.

One month of chaos. I think, just like Christmas around the world, that the spirit of Ramadan is gone.

6 comments:

omanobserver said...

JD - I think you meant "even more" nervous, edgy and pushy.

WM

Anonymous said...

The spirit is still there in the country side! I saw it yesterday .

Pimpernel

Sid said...

What was the average trolley count per family? This is something that I used to observe very keenly when I used to go there. And then try and guess the number of members in the family :)

Anonymous said...

Ha Ha, sorry but your comment about eggs reminded me of Michael Caine in Zulu.....Zulus..Fahsands of them!

Nadia said...

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http://dhofarigucci.blogspot.com/2009/08/dhofari-ramadan-menu-do-you-really-need.html

Kapil said...

Hahahahahaha! Fantastic, outrageous Hilarious. Havent laughed so much in ages!!! xD