Being the beginning of the long awaited weekend, my hubby and I decided to go out and grab a bite. We were thinking of something fast and in the car, so we turned into the new restaurant cluster in Juffair, near the US Navy base. And boy were we in for a show...
We were going around the new Juffair road that has all the "cool" places to hang out like Starbucks, Chilli's, and Fakhruddin, (sorry, that place is old news now) and the amount of people just amazed me. Any girl caught driving on that road was clearly a target to Saudis sticking their tongues at her (is that supposed to be sexy???#$%), Qataris trying to give her their mobiles (and not just the number), Bahrainis trying to look too cool for school.
At that moment, I was glad I wasn't alone on that road, as my trustee spouse was in the driver's seat but, I really felt sorry for the girl who was in the car in front of us. Now, I can't tell for sure if she was enjoying all the attention (whether negative or positive) but I wouldn't have wanted to be in her shoes, even if I was looking (desperately) for attention.
This fiasco also happens on a daily basis in Adliya, Bokowara, and the famous Exhibition Road, althu the legend of this place has now been overtaken by Saudi males and Moroccan females.
While the rest of us sleep in the comforts of our homes, Life continues beyond our doorstep.
p.s. On a second thought, am I getting old?!#$%^&