Thursday, 24 June 2010

The Annual Slowdown Begins

Here comes the last week in June!

Time for everyone in Government Land to start getting ready for their summer vacations.
Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Paris, London and Zanzibar are the hotspots for this year.

Nothing of any significance is getting done between now and January.
Vacations will blend seamlessly into Ramadan, then spill over into Eid Part 1, National Day, Eid Part 2 and New Years!

The 2010 productivity drive is now officially over - and we can all rest and pat ourselves on the back for a job well done.

Anyone who has been in Oman for less than a year is now about to embark on the New Expat pilgrimage of: "Hammering on unanswered Ministry doors for hours in a futile attempt to get your paperwork sorted out."

Some of you will be blessed with being temporarily relieved of your stress, and having your hopes built up, by being told that the solution to your problem is just down the highway at the other Ministry, only to then to have those hopes dashed by being told that the only person on the planet who can sign and stamp your 'whatever' will be back in Oman "soon insha'allah".

Now..... where's my holiday brochures?

2 comments:

Omani Princess (not Omani LOL) said...

LOL. Yep. I kinda enjoy this time of year anyways though. For the same reason most people hate it. I've been in Oman long enough to have adopted the local way of veiwing the season. Maybe I am just lazy.... But if your work has anything do with event planning, this time of year is still busy. Dear God, there's like 11 Omani weddings this month and next.

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