Hell-O Skinlovers! 😀
Just got back from a road trip to Aqaba (the Red Sea) thanks to J & Feras. I called it the Driving Miss Daisy Extravaganza! ( Actually J called it “Driving Miss Daisy”! Because I was stressing out for a couple of weeks on how to get there, was cranky and out of sorts, so Jay suggested he drive Miss Daisy! And I loved the idea, who wouldn’t!).
So we drove the 300 km to Aqaba, Miss Daisy doing the entertaining, J driving and doing a bloody good job of it too (Feras nodding off in the back seat, so much for the energy of youth!). We took the highway and it was dreary and so dull, never realised how many shades of beige and greige our country is. Unbelievable the desert road was crappy bumpy and a snore-fest…
We stopped along the way at a rest house to drink coffee and have a bathroom break. While there I observed the usual predatory male behaviour upon seeing a female the way they stared at her as if she was a piece of Steak. Unbelievable and she wasn’t pretty at all. Got me thinking, she wasn’t wearing anything that could be called revealing, she was really nicely dressed, but the way they were looking at her they disgusted me. But I didn’t say anything cause it would be like banging my head up against a cement wall. “On parle pas Latin devant les cordelliers!”.
We continued after our brief pause and we reached Aqaba where J dropped me off at the Movenpick Tala Bay I got an excellent room ground floor not far to walk from my room to the wedding (or crawl back as I joked to the reception). I rested a bit and went to the brides suite to do her make-up, it was really a lovely experience the bride, her mother and her sisters were lovely calm delightful such a dream to work on, and above all else chilled…( thank you Farah & Reem for the lovely wedding, and mabroukers to Farah & Haitham), I think they looked stunning they were all gorgeous.
The party was amazing and everyone was dancing and enjoying themselves, and so did I.
The only negative thing about that happened was as I was teaching an English girl how to dance Arabic a guy walks by and looks disapproving at me and and then goes to his friends and starts pointing at me and talking, so of course I wait and then when he walked by me again and again gave me the look I ripped into him verbally telling him that he was rude and vulgar and people like him should not be allowed out without supervision.
Other than that things went smoothly. How great was the wedding well let me put it this way I went to bed at 03:00, the people were still partying, and I was told by someone that after partying went on for a while and they were so swamped with orders of room service for food and alcohol that that easily covered the revenue of 3 days & nights, add to that so many orders were coming in that even the F&B manager was taking orders! 😀 Now THAT’S a great wedding! 😀
Here’s the rant (you knew there was one coming):
Arab men and alcohol are things that should not be mixed (a generalisation, but in this case generalisation apply), the whole idea of them drinking coupled with a huge sense of insecurity, low self-esteem, frustration, ignorance, stupidity and what have you, this leads to to a volatile mix, the guys get aggressive and stupidly drunk and their frustrations take over, they think they are being manly and macho! NEWSFLASH! You are being stupid and really just an irritation to your surroundings. If you can’t handle your drink and want to fight everytime you go out, then don’t drink and spare us from your histrionics. We go out to enjoy ourselves not to hear you being loud and irritating everyone around.
You are not smart when you are drunk. Just obnoxious and rude, you are not funny or incisive you are a child. And thus should be treated like one.
To these types of children I say GROW up, grow a pair and be manly enough to be secure in yourself and refrain from bothering others. If you don’t like gays or lesbians black whites whatever keep it to yourself you are only showing your ignorance and stupidity. The smart guys are the ones who keep their opinions to themselves not posting it to the world.
Well that was the rant, now back to narrative.
This afternoon we left Aqaba and took the scenic route back and it was lovely and truly scenic and filled with surprising feature. We saw a Chinese Pagoda right smack dab in the middle of nowhere! (who’d have thunk it). 😀 And later on we saw a truck that had veered off the road, and there were several things to see that were just lovely (not the accidents!), the southern tip of the dead sea which was an amazing all shades of Azure and Turquoise such a lovely colour, the salt flats and white salt were so magical ( of course I couldn’t resist screaming OOooo Look! Coacaine! It was a magically beautiful scenic drive back.
Thank you Tariq Younis for suggesting it.
This just in (attributed to my father reading it in the newspapers)! Did any of you hear they’ve re-instated an old law prohibiting sunglasses while driving? They are now going to fine people for wearing sunglasses while driving… What The Falafel? Well here’s how it will go if they try to that to me, a blood bath! I need my sunglasses because I have Glaucoma and I take a medicine that makes my eyes hyper-sensitive! And I’ll be Damned if I have to stop every 5 minutes and explain and show them a doctor’s report to that effect! Bull-crap! So how dare they it is not a vanity thing but a health thing, it is a necessity!
EVERYONE NEEDS TO USE SUNGLASSES IN THE DAYTIME AND ESPECIALLY WHILE DRIVING!
Has the country become so bankrupt that they have to go on fishing expeditions to collect money however they can? Really? Seriously? What the hell is going on!
Instead of enforcing that stupid draconian law, implement the phone and driving law, also the smoking in your car law, and the myriad of other traffic laws like the smoked/blacked out windows (which are illegal anyway). It is just absolutely laughable and ridiculous…
Thus endeth the rant for this time!
O by the way I said in a one of my previous posts that the younger generation is becoming ubermensches (super-people), I met a 14 year old gorgeous thing who was minimum 180+ now that is something! And the rest of the young ones were gorgeous fit, very body conscious and actually very aware of how they appear, and add to that nicely behaved.