what about over-used extreme after-shaves and perfumes that are quite ghastly? both of which violate the senses, will there be some way of measuring this? will we have security guards who will monitor this?
I am imagining security guards dedicated to precisely this purpose....
I would pay towards the upkeep of such security guards. Arabs (particularly the men) wear the most ghastly perfumes and colognes known to humankind.
2009-09-15 01:33 pm (UTC)
Subway Sniffer Police
Hell, we need that here in the US in summer. Perfume is not a substitute for a shower, folks.
I find it extra funny that this is a Ramadan conversation
Totally! People are going 12+ hours without a drink of water, but you expect us to go 45 minutes without a Starbucks??????
If this post weren't friends-only, I would link to it.
I went back and forth on whether it was rude to laugh at these readers publicly. What do you think?
I figure they've already put themselves in the public domain by writing to the newspaper. But it's your journal, and thus your call.
I went to MoE yesterday. There were no mall guards preventing anyone from taking trolleys out towards the metro, only a sign advising against the same. I wonder what the police would say if you got your own trolley.
Oh, and while the 3D film was mostly propaganda, the end wasn't too shabby. Except for how dominoes kept falling up to become buildings.
That's what I was thinking. Link away!
I liked the dominoes falling up. =D
Sarath may also be diabetic.
Emran reminds me of Chung Su-Lee from the comedy Mind Your Language.
Dora should have suggested breastfeeding. If it got published it might have sparked of an interesting discussion...
I've never seen Mind Your Language! Do you recommend it?
A lot of people reacted to the article as if they were being expected to starve their babies. I don't think the RTA was suggesting that feeding an infant was off limits in any way.
On the first day, according to Gulf News, people stuck in a stalled train shared someones groceries for Iftar. I doubt the attendant on the train tried to stop them.
And on the second day, when Don and I wanted to ride to Deira for falafels, the MoE station was full, and a cop was urging people not to enter. A guy boomed, "I CAN'T WAIT THAT LONG I HAVE AN INFANT!" The cop shrugged and said, "Okay, come."
Nobody wants to hurt your baby, people!
I've never seen Mind Your Language! Do you recommend it?
Hmm.. yes, but keep in mind it was cancelled because one of the chiefs at the production company felt that the racial stereotyping was offensive. Nevertheless it is much loved part of many people's childhoods
across the subcontinent, Malaysia/Singapore and elsewhere. The first season and bits of the other two seasons are on youtube. I don't know what it's like for fresh eyes - I am biased by nostalgia. Watching the episodes again recently (downloaded a torrent) it struck me as being somewhat sexist but not particularly racist.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_Your_Languagehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsYs7DjVRGY
Unless Dubai has no rats, mice or bugs, food is a bad idea.
Abdul is wrong about the chewing gum doors, but apparently hundreds of usually sane Washingtonians spit their used gum onto the platform and even carpets of the metro. On what planet is it exusable to spit your disgusting used gum onto a carpet, and would you spitters please go back there. Please also take the guys who don't shower with you; they will feel right at home, I'm sure.
(bec is annoyed.)
Huh. I spent 2½ years riding the Metro and never once was gum a problem.
There are a few rats and bugs, but their numbers are insignificant (says the girl from Texas). But you should see the halls of my apartment building. My neighbors seem civilized, but there are potato chip wrappers, Pepsi cans, candy wrappers, fallen bits of food or spilled milk (heh), and cigarette butts everywhere. And not because the building staff don't clean - they clean constantly.
p.s. Is that icon from King Weed? How appropriate!
> that icon
And on the topic of icons...
I should be unjust to the age were I to omit the mention of a special point of "physical culture" which has long been neglected. You find as you come into man's estate, that hair has a tendency to grow upon your face. It is the mark by which God meant that men and women should be distinguished from each other in the crowd. That hair was placed there in infinite wisdom, but your fathers have been cutting it off from their chins in small crops for thirty to fifty years, thus impugning Nature's policy, wasting precious time, drawing a great deal of good blood, creating a great deal of bad, and trying to erase from their faces the difference which was intended to be maintained between them and those of women. If you are a man and have a beard, wear it. You know it was made to wear. It is enough to make a man with a decent complement of information and a common degree of sensibility (and a handsome beard) deny his kind, to see these smooth-faced men around the streets, and actually showing themselves in female society! Let us have one generation of beards.
-- Timothy Titcomb, Esq. 1858
Titcomb's Letters to Young People
> (Hurez is confused about the very purpose of having a Metro.)
i laughed out loud at that :)
Pan is some kind of chewing tobacco?
I support any initiative to ban eating, drinking and smoking on the metro. I just don't see it working. Here in Philly, nobody smokes on the trains and buses. But everybody eats and drinks. This results in spilled drinks and litter everywhere.
I can't wait to see what bizarre situation finally results here.
The food is bound to fall down indeed.
I would really prefer it if a "physical pleasure" cabin were added.