Friday, April 09, 2010

What is the matter with people?

A Belgian woman and a German woman had a very serious set-to in a car park.

Really serious.

Enough to call the cops.

How serious?

I'll tell you.

One accused the other of driving slowly and inattentively in a mall car park and almost running into her.

Worse. She says the driver...wait for it...squirted her strawberry juice at her.

So she called the cops.

The alleged squirter says that her juice 'mistakenly and unintentionally slipped from her hand and fell on' the squirtee.

Now they're both in court charged with mutual assault and exchanging curses.

No, they're not ten year olds, one is 38 the other 41.

Stupid, stupid, stupid.

Have a spat, have a rant to get it out of your system - but don't call the cops.

In their own countries they'd probably be charged with wasting police time.

What do you reckon, that deportation would be appropriate so that we have two less people with this kind of attitude amongst us?



Gulf News has the story here.

20 comments:

hemlock said...

this is so brilliant, i just *had* to leave a comment.

hahahahahahaha.

masood said...

Hilarious!!!

And plain foolish.

@deportation - wishful thinking! ;)

ultra[blue] said...

This is a GOOD thing actually.

You always bitch that we Emaratis take initiatives and call the cops when we see something we dont like/wrong.

Foreigners also have that right but never use it.

These 2 did. It may SEEM silly to you and I from the outside, but fact is that one or both sides felt wronged enough to call the cops and did.

This is a good thing I think. If you feel wronged, you should voice it.

Seabee said...

ultra[blue]: "You always bitch that we Emaratis take initiatives and call the cops when we see something we dont like/wrong"

I don't. I bitch about the way the system is administered.

Anonymous said...

weird

hahaha

rosh said...

Silly cows..

Doug said...

Foreigners also have that right but never use it.

Largely because the inevitable end result will be that even the complainant will be punished. What's the point in calling the police when you know they'll just decide to prosecute you anyway?

I once registered a complaint with the police about a dangerous driver. I was driving down SZR at the 100kph limit, on the inside lane. A BMW pulled up behind and started flashing his high beams and beeping. I had nowhere to move over as there was slower traffic blocking me. He drove closer and closer. And then put on his foglights to try and blind me. Eventually I was able to move over to another lane, which is when the driver decided he wasn't in a hurry, pulled in front of me, slammed on the brakes and forcing me to emergency stop or I'd crash into him. He then drove off. After I registered my complaint with the police, the driver turned out to be an Emirati from Abu Dhabi.

Guess who was the only person who got fined, specifically for 'obstructing the flow of traffic'?

Go on. Here's a clue. It wasn't the person wearing the dishdasha.

And THAT'S why foreigners don't call the cops - it's because we're all guilty in your eyes, even when it's you committing the crimes.

Dave said...

I don't believe ultra(blue) is actually an Emirati

ultra[blue] said...

Guess who was the only person who got fined, specifically for 'obstructing the flow of traffic'?

Um Rosh... You WERE obstructing the flow of traffic. If you arent going to drive fast, why were you in the fast lane?

I don't. I bitch about the way the system is administered.

How it's administered isnt your business. Its how it is, no one forced you to CHOOSE to live in a country where OFFICIALLY your life is worth 30K US Dollars.

Sad truth for you, we like how it's administered. Even though, on average, more Emaratis are convicted than foreigners (Especially on financial charges, I get the court briefs everyday at the bank)

Basically in this system, you need be 100% fault FREE to point the finger. In your case Rosh, you werent fault free, You shouldn't have been in that lane in the 1st place. Sure, you could ARGUE that you were just 5% at fault, but that doesnt cut it, especially since you were probably alone and the other guy probably had 4 others in his car who swore that it didnt happen how you said it did.

Pointer number 2, dont be alone in a foreign country. You can argue that you have been here for 30 years and it feels like home and this and that. but legally you are a stranger in a strange land, and being alone in that case is not a smart idea.

Point here though is if you are free of any fault and you feel wronged, report it. But make SURE that you are fault free.

And if you are going to report something, make sure that you have enough people who can corroborate your story.

In a case where physical evidence is non-existent, it becomes a case of witnesses. And chances are (again) that BMW had 4 or 5 guys in it, and you were alone. And those 4 or 5 guys will stick to the same story no matter what.

You're a smart cookie Rosh, protect yourself out there.
I still think what these 2 did was right. If you feel that you have been wronged, you should report it, keeping in mind what I said above.

If worse comes to worse pay the Indian car park guard 500 dirhams and he'll corroborate your story to the cops! lol.

ultra[blue] said...

Dave said...
I don't believe ultra(blue) is actually an Emirati

I dont believe you're actually human. But I have been wrong a few times in the past.

If it's the spelling I can dumb it down a bit. Me nooz al Engleezi!

Better?

Dave said...

Dont forgt Ultra blue that you professed to being 1/2 American on Abu Dhabi Dispatches site... maybe you just forgot????? It is hard to rememeber all your lies.

rosh said...
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rosh said...

ABIT, I think you meant Doug? It's Doug's comment you're responding to. Yalla get some sleep.

Jee the word verifcation is, locul :)

Anonymous said...

Dont forgt Ultra blue that you professed to being 1/2 American on Abu Dhabi Dispatches site... maybe you just forgot????? It is hard to rememeber all your lies.

Dave,

And at some point at the UAE Community Blog, he or she also claimed to be half Barrio. Something to do with a Hispanic mother.

Anonymous said...

Doug said he was travelling in the 'inside' lane, not the so-called 'fast lane', thus UltraBlue's inane response is based on a false premise.

UltraBlue: please learn to read and comprehend before lecturing others with your illogical and arrogant views.

This business of running to the cops over petty issues and perceived slights (not including recklesss driving) is truly pathetic. Grow up!

Anonymous said...

It happens in all countries, nationals get more preferential treatment.

If I was Doug, I would move out of the way of any Emirati, ITS THEIR COUNTRY.

Anonymous said...

@ anon 11:28;No matter whose country it is......the law should be equally applied to everyone

CG said...

No, the law should not be equally applied.
I get so ticked off by those who drive slow in the fast lane. I don't flash but I get mighty mad, and semi-close. And when they finally move over, I roar past them. the niose from my engine speaks volumes..

Doug said...

You WERE obstructing the flow of traffic. If you arent going to drive fast, why were you in the fast lane?

Here's the thing. Under UAE traffic law, there ISN'T such a concept as a 'fast' lane. You overtake on the lane on the left. And when you are driving at 100kph on the left-most lane, overtaking the other traffic, guess what? If everyone else is driving legally, there should be no-one trying to overtake you - otherwise they'd be breaking the speed limit!

The other side of it was I DID move over as soon as I was legally and safely able to - but apparently that didn't seem to matter to this impatient Emirati, who obviously decided that his right to drive at 150kph in a 100kph zone outweighed my right to drive home safely.

Basically in this system, you need be 100% fault FREE to point the finger.

Funny - so driving at the speed limit in a safe manner is not 100% fault free?

make sure that you have enough people who can corroborate your story.

And yet you don't see any problem with two people being jailed for a month on the evidence of one person with no-one able to corroborate their story AND who couldn't even be bothered to turn up in court.

And chances are (again) that BMW had 4 or 5 guys in it, and you were alone. And those 4 or 5 guys will stick to the same story no matter what.

I'm sure they did. There's just the small matter of the fact I took down the plate number. And Dubai Police's website has the option to let you look up people's traffic fines based on license number.

The car that caused ME to get a traffic fine picked up 2 speeding fines in the 10 minutes before the incident and ANOTHER one immediately after. My driving record is 100% clean. But of course, I'm at fault because I'm the foreigner, right?

If worse comes to worse pay the Indian car park guard 500 dirhams and he'll corroborate your story to the cops! lol.

Ah yes, the Emirati concept of justice. Only those who pay or have a family member in the right place are entitled to be treated fairly under the legal system, right?

It happens in all countries, nationals get more preferential treatment.

Really? Guess how much the bill for unpaid congestion charges in London has been for Emiratis? They're dicks even when they're outside their own country.

If I was Doug, I would move out of the way of any Emirati, ITS THEIR COUNTRY.

Even when they're breaking the law? And also, as I pointed out, I only found out the tool behind me was a Ratti AFTER he'd been reported.

Anonymous said...

I agree. Ultrablue is most probably an Indian security guard pretending to be an Emirati. You know, the ones that kiss ass all day long hoping to get a smile from the 'local emirati boss' despite the blatant direspect and discrimination. And he then thinks that if he kisses ass long enough, he may just get promoted to teaboy afer a few years!

This dude talks utter sh@t in all his respones pretending to be this and that. One minute he owns 3 businesses working 10 minutes a day worth millions, and the next minute he's working in the bank and has access to Ministers etc etc!

This idiot needs to take his medication on time otherwise he forgets who he is. I don't think the dude has ever seen a US Dollar note in his life. Rupees, yes. Dollar, never, Pound Sterling, impossible. Dude is like a donkey carrying books. No matter how many books he carries, he will still be a dumbass.

As far as I am concerned, he can take Dubai and it's Rulers and shove it where the sun doesn't shine! Each day and everyday.