Thought for the day: The only road to success is always under construction.
Evolution of man in
Now, this is based on my keen(ahem) observation of people here. Having met people right from freshers to those who have been here for twenty plus years, this is a brief summary of how things go, for the average job aspirant who lands in Dubai.
Year 1:Arrives in
The first few months bring about a slight metamorphosis in the dress style- from checks to brightly coloured shirts with black/blue/grey trousers, a ‘kanth-langot’( tie, in normal words) if he is a sales rep and a leather carrying case replace the earlier attire.
Year 2-3: It’s time to buy a pair of dark sunglasses, smart shoes, a watch…..and so on, depending on how materialistic he feels.(And, believe me, he does feel so, after the restricted spending allowed in his hometown).
You can identify the guy easily- he’s put on around 5-10 kgs weight, face is chubbier, comes to meet you with a slight swagger in his style, sunglasses, hair styled. He’s naturally taken a license as well, and is driving a
So, he’s spent around 3-4000 dirhams getting the license(Now, it costs even more) and another thousand goes in the car installment) Plus, he’s paid a few hundred dirhams in fines, for double parking, crossing red lights, etc. Ask him how much he’s sent home and he’ll say ‘nothing much’, in fact, he had to get some money from home to match his extravaganzas here. But, now he’s happy that he’s decently ‘at par’ with others of his ilk.Year 4-6:
He thinks he knows everything there is to know about his topic. Has learnt ‘phenkna’ of the highest order, where talking about life in the Gulf is concerned.
And, so life progresses, until the 10th year, which is accurately shown in the pic as ‘converted to camel’…now, this ship of the desert cannot ever think of returning to
There's the other extreme of people who wish to save every fil they can, and go to ridiculous extremes to do so, but, they will be (un) covered in another post.
Here's my favourite samples of English battering, which I still hear, even today:
1) At dinner table in restaurant:
Oh, if we don’t want a mini thali, let’s try the A La Karate.
2) Dialogue heard at work:
A: Is all well?
B: Yes, all is in the well
3) Tired co-worker at end of day:
Oh, I am so tired. I have been hardly working.
(I always thought this was a joke, never expected anyone to say it in reality)
4)Letter received from supplier:
I am enclosed herewith……-----
On to the end-jokes:(Again, some of the most popular ones from the '06 post): Lots of new jokes coming up from next post.
Karan Johar's new film: Ak-kal Ho Na Ho.
Confuscious' Deep thought of the day: What matters is not the length of the wand, but the magic in the stick.
Q: What do blondes do after they comb their hair?
A: They pull up their pants.--
Q: What do you call a zit on a blonde's bum?A: A brain tumor
Till next time, keep smiling.