19 June 2007

Charlie Loves Bahrain

..Two days ago Charlie, my 15 year car the size of a boat, decided to have a heart attack. She stopped it Jebelat Habshi and refused to budge. I called my father for help, who, in 10 minutes was at the scene of the crime. Yet it's important to mention that, in my 10 minutes of waiting, three random gentlemen stopped to offer help. One of them even pushed my car to the side of the road.

Three weeks ago, in Dubai, my friend's car passed out. It took us around 45 minutes to find someone and convince them to recharge the battery.

There are a whole bunch of other reasons why this island of the insane is one of the most beautiful places to live, in spite of the socioeconomic disaster we're in, but that's for another day..

..Cheers..

5 comments:

sillybahrainigirl said...

That's so sweet.. not that your car stopped.. but that people stopped to help! It is a real shame that Dubai has lost that!

And yes.. Bahrain is a pleasure to live in .. despite everything!

issam said...

7asal khair :-)

MooDy said...

i 2nd sillyGal ...
hope ...
a better place to live .

Ammar456 said...

dubai has become too big of a city for people to help out each other... everyones involved in his own business, things move to fast for ppl to help out each other, and relations are becoming less and less personal with time... its turning into another New York or london... Bahrain is still a small close knit society but slowly its starting to break up with all the developments, strangers coming in... its only a matter of time until we follow in dubais footsteps... a shame...

aMaL said...

Ammar, i don't think that we're ever going to end up like dubai. No matter what happens, we'll stay the majority, and our culture and identity is so intense and relatively dynamic that it enables us to adapt to change whilst preserving the unique qualities we hold :)