Thursday, December 13, 2007

The doors in the mall go ding-a-ding-a-ding

I was amused to find this scrap of paper blowing around in the Mall of the Emirates car park. I guess someone was displeased about the number of parking spaces that someone else had occupied. Any guesses as to the nationalities of the protagonists?

13 comments:

DUBAI JAZZ said...

You need a caligraphy expert GG. :)

It doesn't look like they are Arabs though, 'f**wit' is not a favorable cussing word for us as far as I know..neither writing at the back of a paper is our way of getting even!

DUBAI JAZZ said...

But yeah forgot to add: parking in a double space is a common tendency around here...

i*maginate said...

If they wanna double park, good for them for trying to avoid the fuckwits who scratch expensive cars, deliberately or not.

Gnomad said...

I am curious, I can see the reverse image but not the obverse image. It appears that the first image is considered "inconsistent with the ideals of Islam" here in the Magic Kingdom.

(Mind you if you copy the reverse image, paste it into paint, and then flip the image horizontally you can see exactly what was written on the obverse)

From my personal experience of local driving and parking standards (and not just by local people I hasten to add) its OK to be a f'wit behind the wheel, its just not OK to call someone one by that particular epithet.

Mme Cyn said...

Oh c'mon,i*maginate! With the parking problems in this town, how can you encourage the space hogs? Clearly you have never tried to park at MotE on a weekend.

I vote the original writer was a Brit (they're the only ones who call people f*wits and naively think public parking could be fair) and the space hog must have had black windows...

purplelyna said...

hahahahaha in london my brother had a note left on his windshield, because he had parked really close to a really tiny car and apparently the car infront of the tiny car was also quite close to it, and i guess the guy who parked infront of the tiny car was parked before he got there.. so my bro had the liberty of getting a note saying " What? you think im a fucking midget you asshole? " LOL we had a good laugh really

Grumpy Goat said...

Despite my efforts - I parked as far from the MotE entrance as possible, in the car park's own Rub Al Khali - some f'wit still managed to ding my back bumper last Saturday, presumably while failing to park.

The bumper is made of 6mm steel, and came off pretty much unscathed save for a paint chip. I do hope the damage to the other vehicle was disproportionately expensive.

the real nick said...

Sorry, i*maginate!

I didn't realize it was your car I left the note on.

Gnomad said...

This is, of course, not limited to Dubai or even the Middle East.

Do you recall this incident, GG? I believe it was you, many years ago back in the UK telling the tale of returning to the goatmobile in a public car-park (in Tonbridge, I believe) and finding a large dent in it and a note on the windscreen which read

"There are people watching me, they think I'm leaving my contact details, but I'm not"

F'wits are not limited to the Gulf by any means, but there do seem to be rather more than the quota active here.

Jin said...

Blinding notes, but I tend to agree with most, that they were written by non-locals. If it's not a daft question, why aren't drivers fined/punished for taking up more than one space? Clamp the buggers! (Oh what fun!)

dubaibilly said...

I agree with Mme Cyn, definitely written by a Brit! But what a superb note though. What I wonder though, Grumps, is do you pick up all the pieces of paper blowing round the MotE car park or did you just get lucky with this one?

Bridget Jones said...

Bridget thinks Brit too ;)

Just discovering your blog Grumpy Goat, from a comment you left at Mme Cyn. Enjoying what I'm reading for now :)

Happy New Year!

Seabee said...

Billy & Mme Cyn, I'm going to say the first one was an Aussie - that's a favourite expression Down Under.

 

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