Sunday, October 5, 2008

From the newspaper to the road

"Bridging the public-private gap of benefits, including standardising holidays for both sectors, will help boost the Emiratisation drive in the private sector and banks, said government officials and human resources managers. " copied and pasted from Gulf News.

Is it really about the holiday? Are you kidding me? Please tell me this is a joke.

What direction are we headed to.

I went out this afternoon, to ibn battuta and to Interiors furniture shop. I was out from 3,40 till 8, 35pm. The time I spent in Ibn Battuta was 45 minutes, and 24 minutes in Interiors. The rest was in Traffic.

I looked around...the busy roads full of expats.

I can hear expats at the UCB responding to this,"this country is nothing without us, we built it, who will do the dirty job, etc etc" I was happy with the number of expats in the 80's and early 90's...There was a balacne, everybody was happy.

Now I can honestly feel my blood pressure rising as I wait in traffic, I can feel my self getting upset while in the car and once at home/ work, I really hate the thought of going out, it means wasting at least a couple of hours of my day in dirty traffic. Taking the children to extra curricular activities...dream on.
Why? Why?

I love my country, but for some reason, I can no longer recongnize it anymore.


BuJassem said...

Very heartfelt post, bas ya ret people would put pen to paper and let it know what they think.

"I love my country, but for some reason, I can no longer recongnize it anymore."

Nothing could be more true!!!
Keep on writing.

Conchi said...

Sorry, but I feel quite confused. Why do you write in English (an "expat" -as you call it- language) and not in your own?

Just wondering.

Very amused by your posts, by the way, will hopefully finish reading them later on today.

Emaratiyah said...

Don't be confused.
My friends (locals and expats) know how I feel about the topics I raise here.

This is for the expats to read for them to know how many Emiraties feel about them.

This is an opportunity for the many expats who don't care to mix with us to get to know how we feel about their existance in our land.