View Poll Results: How is it for you?
Awesome, we're making hay while the sun shines 360 days a year
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9.80%
One wasp or two in the lager but going good
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15.69%
Slowing but surviving
17
33.33%
Slowing and struggling
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21.57%
Not quite suicidal yet
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7.84%
I've nothing to do
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9.80%
I've already dumped the 4x4 at the airport
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1.96%
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Old Mar 7th 2016, 7:57 am
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Originally Posted by iggle View Post
Aren't you the customer and buying their service for 500aed???
Times are tough, its a buyers market right now, down to an even 200 now on slow days yakhi but I wouldnt recommend venturing to that side of the town anymore, things are starting to get fidgety there now

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There are already certain restrictions in local media regarding the phrasing of things and for obvious reasons I am saying no more.
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Originally Posted by TGFKASE View Post
Im intrigued, mission.. Can you let slip a little more? Which floor is he on? Initials?
i'll find out for you...i was just told in passing
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I have on very good authority that local businesses have been given fines for telling their walkins that business is bad and that things are tough. Yes I know as bizarre as it may seem, there are 3 instances in which 2 x 5000 aed fines and 1 x 3000 fine was given to the respective business for calling a spade a spade. A 'customer' walked in and inquired about a product and then struck up a conversation with the sales person or the business owner and when he found complaints, magically transformed into an official and wrote out the fine there and then. I went out of my way to verify it and it was true. So....zip up lads and ladettes and repeat after me...all is great and we couldn't be happier
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Originally Posted by Irishbeekeeper View Post
I have on very good authority that local businesses have been given fines for telling their walkins that business is bad and that things are tough. Yes I know as bizarre as it may seem, there are 3 instances in which 2 x 5000 aed fines and 1 x 3000 fine was given to the respective business for calling a spade a spade. A 'customer' walked in and inquired about a product and then struck up a conversation with the sales person or the business owner and when he found complaints, magically transformed into an official and wrote out the fine there and then. I went out of my way to verify it and it was true. So....zip up lads and ladettes and repeat after me...all is great and we couldn't be happier
Ministry of happiness in action:
Officials have warned people in the UAE about spreading rumours and posting negative images and videos of rains, accidents and fires on social networking sites, reported ‘Emarat Al Youm’.

Such acts are punishable under both penal and information technology laws, the report said and added that it increases confusion and panic in society as well as affects the reputation of the country and the efforts made by the state departments in saving and protecting life and property.

During the recent heavy rains across the UAE some individuals behaved irresponsibly on social networking sites, said officials. They shared photos and videos from accidents that occurred during the rainy days and circulated rumours about building collapses and people drowning in rain water, thereby, creating panic among public.

In addition, they ignored the great initiatives by the authorized departments and the heroic efforts by police and civil defence teams, across the UAE and Abu Dhabi in particular, during wet weather days.

The Interior Ministry warned public of promoting rumours via social media and cautioned them of the legal consequences.

http://www.emirates247.com/news/emir...03-13-1.624032
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Can I upgrade from "Slowing and struggling" to "One wasp or two in the lager but going good" please?

Just had the best week we've had in a while and it's getting better.
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Funny you should say that.

Same here. Just landed two big tenders.

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Can I upgrade from "Slowing and struggling" to "One wasp or two in the lager but going good" please?

Just had the best week we've had in a while and it's getting better.
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Can I upgrade from "Slowing and struggling" to "One wasp or two in the lager but going good" please?

Just had the best week we've had in a while and it's getting better.
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Funny you should say that.

Same here. Just landed two big tenders.
You two being leaned on? Just remember the code word...
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Originally Posted by DXBtoDOH View Post
Funny you should say that.

Same here. Just landed two big tenders.
Do you know that 'tundur' in Punjabi means 'ass'
A long time ago I used to work in this General Trading office as an office boy cutting up all the 'Tender Notices' off of morning papers for the boss and this old geezer and I would crack up everytime we read it as 'Tundur Notice'

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ah well, im an old geezer now!
You have some way to go yet youth!!
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Originally Posted by mikewot View Post
You have some way to go yet youth!!


Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
You two being leaned on? Just remember the code word...
theres a code word? whats the code word? how come i am always the last one to get the code word? by the time i get the code word, its always been changed!!

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theres a code word? whats the code word?
Wasta?
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Oh this is SO apt!

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The description of the last dinner doesn't match the original menu featured in the article's image.

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There must be a QE2 kicking around somewhere where they could hold that; another titanic project on ice.
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10$ a pop! Verrrry Noiice!!

Dubai Airports introduces Dh35 passenger service fee | GulfNews.com

I wonder how many more 'toll' schemes can they come up with till someone says, hey can we start being original please?
*cough*All is well here*cough*
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