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, January 26, 2010

Have Money Will Travel

I briefly visited the Doha Trade Fair yesterday on its closing day. It wasn't really my cup of tea as it was throngs of unruly people looking for a bargain. For those that don't live here and haven't had the pleasure of walking through crowded malls or public areas, it is up to you to yield the right away or risk bodily injury. No "excuse me, madame", no apologies, just God given rights to bulldoze you over. I yield, no more. I stop, I plant, and I pray that my shoulder wins out. It somehow gives me self satisfaction to know that I didn't flinch. David doesn't appreciate my steadfast stubbornness to stand my ground. He's like, "just move and get over it". I shan't. Sorry, this wasn't meant to be a post about the lack of respect for each others personal space, but thinking back on my outing somehow got the best of me.

I was just meaning to report my positive experience upon leaving the trade fair. I witnessed an ATM on wheels that I found to be quite innovative. Personally, I've never seen one and maybe I've been under a rock, but I thought what a great idea. The mobile money seemed to be very popular as there was a steady stream of customers taking advantage. Cha-ching.

O'Jays-For the Love of Money

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  1. Wow, that would be great going through the neighborhoods with music like the ice cream trucks from our past!! You could just see moms running out there to get lunch money for their kids! lol

    I'm with you on standing your ground and not moving.
    I hate when people think they are more important than you are.

  2. I like that concept...driving through the neighborhood with casino bells and whistles going off. Doha just hasn't thought of that, yet.


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