Sunday, January 13, 2008

When it rains...

It rained here. Yes, it rained here. So? Folks back at home would yawn and say so much as a "So?". Alright, I am in uAE & here its NEWS. It sure did a few things anyways today morning.

When I reached my office, there was no power. I suddenly remembered that the signal lights just before our street were not working. Traffic cops were out & exercising their limbs. Come to think of it; they were such a stark contrast to our guys back at home. It seemed like these guys were enjoying it. To be the boss of the lights one day.

The cafeteria was a mess. There was rain water every where. When you build a house in the desert, storm water drainage is the last thing you think of.

One floor was out of power because rain water got into the electrical circuits and shorted out some where. The entire computer lab was down. Right outside the lobby, there was a mini pool. A group of pigeons were looking down from the roof, all confused. Even my boss was confused. But he beat them pegions convincingly in getting "the expression" correct. There were a 1000 leaks in the building.

A dozen accidents, flooded streets, road blocks, crawling traffic & to top it all, Mr Bush. Airport road was blocked all the way from the airport to the hotel.

Who knows?,may be some guy at the top of the rung thought it would be a cool idea to sprinkle some ammonium nitrate to make the day memorable. (just kidding)

He should have swallowed it....the idea I mean...

Sauce by the side