December 31, 2010

cash rules everyone around me

people these days just don't give a shit about others ... seems to be ... you hear stories of someone laying for dead in the street and people just stepping over him ... or stories like this ... well today i had a little experience of my own ...

there was a huge storm in jeddah today ... it didn't last very long but it was enough to turn the streets into seas ... and as i drove home from work my car decided to stop working ... i'm guessing the water had something to do with it ... anyway ... i stood there stranded on the curb ... and people just drove by ... i finally got someone to stop and told him my problem ... he said i will tie a rope to your car and tow you ... i told him i don't want you to take me to a mechanic i just want to get off the road ... i just want to park it at the side of the road and i'll come back for it later ... he said how much ... and here i thought this guy was nice enough to stop and help me because i was in need ... i honestly was not expecting that ... but i was in no mood for negotiations and i desperately wanted to move my car ... so i told him 100 riyals ... i knew he would accept ... and he did ... so we towed it and i parked it on the side of the road ... i'll go back for it tomorrow with my friend and see if it will work or not ... i'm probably going to take it in even if it does work anyway ... get it checked out ... so anyway ... then i stood by the side of the road trying to get a ride home ... most people wouldn't even stop when i would try to flag them down ... finally someone stopped and accepted to give me a ride home ... it wasn't a taxi ... but he also wanted money ...

1 comment:

Prudence said...

omg that is shocking indeed :S Are there no taxis in Jeddah??