Friday, November 04, 2005
Coffee and dates
Not another wreck! There must be something in the air this week. I spotted this on the way back from shopping. It's Eid now so everyone is in holiday mood. This is the road along the coast and it's very busy at night. Traffic slows to a crawl with all the cars 'cruising the strip'.
They say when the going gets tough, the tough go shopping so I did just that yesterday. It wasn't until I got to the mall that I realised, oops it's Thursday and will be absolutely packed. As I walked in the doors towards the escalators, a group of young men were coming towards me on my left and two young women came out of the ladies room on my right. I was Miss Piggy in the middle! The two women were absolutely stunning - one in flowing white and the other in flowing turquoise, looking like supermodels and not so much walking as strutting in slow motion! Arab women are beautiful enough without trying but when they do...! I had forgotten that Marina Mall, our newest and swankiest mall, is now the pick up joint of Kuwait. People come to see and be seen and to sit under the large atrium in the middle sipping their coffees watching the world go by.
One thing I had noticed recently is that I don't see the discarded cassette tapes along the roads. I first saw this in Dubai when we lived there. Young people get around the strict rules by recording tapes with details about themselves and throwing them into young ladies cars. They then pull out the tape and fling it into the road! At least they used to, because I read an article about how the advent of Blue Tooth technology had put an end to this practice! I should pay more attention next time I'm in Marina mall!
I took a photo of this on the way back too. Gold reflective windows! I think the architect should be shot!