Our five year adventure in Doha, Qatar ended June 1, 2012, but the memories will always remain. It's back to Texas where I have decided...Qatar isn't cornering the market on "quirky", as I once believed. Thanks for opening my eyes to the world, Doha!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Taking it to the Streets:
Installment II

It's time for the next installment of the "Hoe on the Go" series. Shoot, I mean "Taking it to the Streets". David wouldn't go for the previous title. I thought it was a nice play on words, you know, me and my TaHOE? He looked at me like I was crazy, hence "no hoe on the go".

Apparently Doha is starting another much needed traffic campaign, reminding everyone of the rules of the road. I ran across signs reminding people to buckle up their children...very nice. Now, enforce the law and ticket them when they don't, please. As I was taking this picture, the gentlemen in front of me in a beautiful black Cadillac Escalade, opened his door and illegally and heftily, I might add, spit. I can't believe I didn't take his picture. I had the camera in my hand. Oh yeah, I couldn't have. My Nikon is failing me, again, and I have to turn it off and on between EVERY picture. Talk about some missed Kodak moments. I'm in the market if anyone has any suggestions. Bottom line: I should have jumped out of the car and with my best Barney Fife voice screamed, "Citizens Arrest, Citizens Arrest!"

I love the next sign. "Driving is Art and Manners. I must say that the Qatari men have the driving art sewn up. No more needed there. As for the manners, we've got a long way to go with all nationalities. There's a total "me first" attitude in this country whether you're driving on the streets or in line at the supermarket. On multiple occasions, I've been the next person in line to get my produce weighed and someone walks around me and puts their veggies on the scale like I don't even exist. Not with this chick, homey. "Do not pass go, get your hiney to the back of the line". Trust me, I may be little, but your not going in front of me unless you ask and use the magic word. Then, maybe I'll think about it.

There's a saying that you can't change a tiger's stripes. Does that saying not apply to our local trucks and cruisers? Check out this new load I spotted coming in. The stripes are missing! The stripes are like the backbone of this country! Sort of like baseball and apple pie to America! Geez, what's the world coming to? Later people, I'm heading out to stimulate the economy. Gotta do my part!

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