“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.” – Laura Davenport
Qatar is a funny old place, you see things and have to do a double take to make sure that you are not seeing things.
One of the common ones is seeing kids jumping around in the car without any form of restraint. After all, most of them are being driven by drivers who the kids themselves treat like something stuck to their shoe, quite sad and upsetting to see really. We were shopping once in our little supermarket near our old place and there was this kid which can’t have been much older than 8 or 9, he was having a massive tantrum because he didn’t have enough money to buy more sweets and the driver wouldn’t give him any more. Poor guy, he probably gets paid a pittance anyway. The kid proceeded to shout at him and then start kicking him and hitting him. I hate to imagine what that poor guy would have to put up with in private!
Qatar is building a fabulous infrastructure for cyclists. If only they would keep drivers off the cycle lanes it would be wonderful! I have had several incidents in which I have nearly been knocked off my bike by imbecils driving on the bike lane. Not just driving but absolutely flying!
Why not teach your kid to drive?
Yeah, great idea, teach your kid to drive, it would help if the spoilt little brat could even reach the pedals and didn’t have to sit on his mother’s lap. Even better still let’s do it in the city centre, where it is nice and safe!
Nothing makes you feel as welcome as having one queue for locals and one for foreigners!