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Old 9th November 2014, 11:44 AM
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Someone's post on FB about them driving their pet to the vet. This included a photo actually taken by said driver showing the cat laying on the steering wheel totally obscuring the view of the old bypass road.

Comments by others such as "well, that looks safe..." totally over his head.

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Common items that are inexplicably impossible to buy in Dubai number 1056: Gripe water

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Old 10th November 2014, 06:27 AM
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Common items that are inexplicably impossible to buy in Dubai number 1056: Gripe water
Probably due to it historically containing alcohol...

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Old 10th November 2014, 07:09 AM
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Virus that 'makes humans more stupid' discovered - Science - News - The Independent

Could this somehow explain the high levels of stupidity in the UAE?
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Minutes charging AED 25 for a watch battery which usually costs 1.5-2.5 AED next door in Carrefour. just because Carrefour doesn't carry that size...

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People at the checkout in Carrefour walking off to get 10 more items AFTER everything has been scanned!! Seems people in JLT love to do this!
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Man who was convicted of raping and killing a 13 year old girl, and later was separately convicted of raping, killing and dismembering a maid is now walking the streets after making a payment of AED 20,000.

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Stuck on the Al Ain/Dubai road for an hour this morning while watching cars drive on the hard shoulder (I lost count after 50).

Was it only me that saw the papers yesterday regarding new laws against doing this?

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Man who was convicted of raping and killing a 13 year old girl, and later was separately convicted of raping, killing and dismembering a maid is now walking the streets after making a payment of AED 20,000.

Family of dead maid accepts blood money | GulfNews.com
Just over 3,400? Really? That's awful (and bloody disgusting).

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the bank rejecting a cheque because i wrote out "twelve hundred" instead of "one thousand two hundred"

and then me finding out not from my bank but from the cheque recipient.

perhaps i am wrong but i thought it perfectly acceptable to refer to four digit numbers in the hundreds. i am sure i've written cheques as such in canada and never had a hassle.

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