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!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Name and Shame

Ask any expat in Qatar what their biggest complaint is and I'll wager that "the traffic" will come foremost to mind. I'm not so sure it's the amount that's the biggest problem as much as the style of the drivers. The words manic creative come to mind. Let's just say it's a rat race out there and it can bring any sane flighty calm hyper person to their melting point. "I'll have a McDonald's double grease, er I mean cheese burger to calm my nerves, please." Valium at its best. Yep, that was me yesterday while running the Doha roads. The character below didn't seem to want to wait his turn. He came whizzing by all the stopped traffic waiting their turn and proceeded to go over the curb and jumped out in front of the lead car as soon as the light turned green.

After tweeting the incident, there was talk on twitter about starting a "name and shame" blog to out all the traffic perpetrators. I'm not so sure we could keep up with the incessant infractions, though. It would definitely be a full time job. Oops, I accidentally got jerkface's license plate number. Maybe this can be the first in the installment. Gee, I hope no one harasses the poor guy *wink*wink*.

....Be safe peeps. It's a war zone out there.
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  1. I have a strong sense of justice and this behaviour gets right up my nose. Lack of driving skill and civility is major in this city. I would love to out the idiots on the road. However, considering that some of the biggest fools I've encountered wear uniforms, I'll not be trusting my citizen initiated 'outing' to do anything other than result in my deportation. Sad, but a true risk.

  2. Lol...yes, deportation comes to mind, but my days are numbered so what the heck. And yes, the uniformed variety's lack of respect for the law is questionable. I laugh, however, when they are on an "official run" they still slow down for the speed cameras!


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