Sunday, September 14, 2014

I'm more important than you are....

I hate rush hour in Kuwait - especially in the morning.  I can't take Fahaheel "Express"way because it is bumper-to-bumper all the way into the city.  So I take the Gulf Road because, for the most part, it keeps moving.

Overall, it isn't a bad drive and very very pretty.  It is much better, of course, when the kiddies are home and out of school and people aren't crowding the streets after taking the little urchins to school and heading to work... with me....

However, I have some peeves I would like to discuss.

Po-Po:  Please read this and do something about it.  Ok?

Where I would like the police to add barriers is along the stretch from Sultan Center to the light at the entrance to the Sea Club (light just past the Yachts Club).  Why?  Because the entitled arseholes of the Universe converge in this area to race in and out of parking lots and entrance ways along both sides of the road to get a few cars ahead of  everyone else because (you guessed it)...

THEY ARE MORE IMPORTANT than every one else.

I try to stay in the middle lane, as close to the ass-end of the car in front of me as possible.  I don't look to the left or to the right (as "jumpers" try to get one over, thinking I'm a "nice" western female and will let them in).  I'm not nice.  I'm bitchy and aggressive in the morning - especially pre-coffee.  I'm not letting SQUAT in.

Another peeve I have is the light at Hamad Mubarak Street.  Fucktards use the left (turn-only) lane to jump back into traffic in front of everyone else who has been waiting for the light because (you guessed it)...

THEY ARE MORE IMPORTANT than every one else.

They really should build a 6' concrete barrier there.  Jersey barrier.  Yeah.  Maybe blast-proof would do it.

Personally, I've never seen a car flip ("turn turtle" in Briddish) on this stretch, but fer damn sure, I wish I had.  I wish it could be because the (imaginary) giant cattle pusher I've had installed for this very purpose (like the one pictured below) has sent all the cars trying to weasel their entitled-jumper-asses off the side of the road. One by one, they would just flip and tumble out of my way.  That's right.




4 comments:

Chirp said...

You know what pisses me off more than anything, when I see a man with Mashallah and religious words all over his car, and his beard is to his belly button, and he drives like an ass, not following any of the rules! How can you be "religious" yet break every other rule there is!?!?! Same goes to women of course not only men.

Anonymous said...

YIKES! I could write a whole blog just about the traffic here. I agree with you Chirp about the religious words all over the cars, they are ALWAYS the worst drivers. The arrogance! This place sometimes feels like a maze and they are adding more rats to the maze, and making the maze more difficult at the same time. But what really really gets me is that one of the official driving instructors (egyptian) tells the students there are no rules and laws here so the students dont need to follow or even learn the rules of the road, he will just teach them how to drive the car!

Ann said...

I empathise with your road rage. I couldn't have expressed it better.
The sad part - 1) not much can be done about this; 2) it makes you want to behave like the f***tards just to show them...

Ahmed Al-shaiji said...

Hehe buy a motorcycle! you can zip through traffic (legally) when the traffic is jammed. It saved me 20 minutes on my commute to work :D