i almost forgot to tell you about our lovely monday evening!

so jonathan and i have been working from different offices. yes, that’s annoying when we share one car, and we are 30 minutes apart. so i have to wait around for him to come pick me up from the office when he drives the car to work. well monday evening, he left work around 6:15, like usual, but when he got to the car, it was in a row of 5 or 6 cars that were completely covered in little black polka-dots. tar polka-dots. on a white car.

 

he was parked in front of a construction site, (which in dubai, is almost completely un-avoidable), and wasn’t the only person standing at their car admiring their new paint job. i’m sure the guy with the brand new porche was thrilled. i mean, who doesn’t want a polka-dotted car? nobody more than jonathan i’m sure. well, maybe the porche guy.

 

so they find the construction site manager and ask him about the tar. his response was, and no, i’m not kidding, “that was last shift. that manager left 30 minutes ago.” and he leaves.

 

yep. that’s it. he leaves.

 

jonathan and i proceeded to spend the rest of our night driving all over the city to find a car wash that can get tar off of our entire car. guess what? we found one. they washed the car in GASOLINE.

 

three hours later we were home with a sparkly new car that reeked of gasoline and made you high just from getting within 50 feet of it. but it was white again.

 

so i ask you, what is the cost of living in a city full of morons? apparently, this week at least, its 150 dirham and three hours of our night. fun stuff, right there.

 


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