"a well dressed man (clean and ironed dishdasha, designer shades) with great english skills stopped by today, apologized profusely, tried to explain that he was a neighbor, locked himself out, his brother is driving from the interior with the spare keys, his father had a stroke a few hours ago, his father's normal doctor of 25 years is traveling with the royal family, and the interim doctor needs payment; all in all asking me for 27 rials.
i said that i didn't know him well enough to lend him money.
one of those days i'll drop by his house (the one supposedly behind the farthest visible from our gates) to check up on his dad.
this is the number to report begging:
What made me reel from reading this is that this is the exact story and individual who ripped off a very kindly Oman Air captain a few weeks ago.
This guy may be targeting ex-pats only as I think that he wouldn't get away with doing this to a local.
Maybe Boxster can shed some more light on where it took place etc, either by commenting here or by email.