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Old Jul 28th 2010, 3:35 pm
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While at Emarat after work for coffee and a pack of cigarettes (don't get judgemental, it was too tempting to start smoking again in Austria and I swear I will stop this weekend).

A little Emirati girl about age 8 comes up to the bakeria counter while I'm waiting for the coffee, and asks ever so politely to the Filipina girl for one of the plastic cup covers.

The Filipina hands over the requested cover.

The Emirati girl beams and says very genuinely:

'Thank you!'

I kid you not. I was floored. Left my mouth hanging open in shock.

I don't think I've ever heard an Emirati thank a Filipina worker before...
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While at Emarat after work for coffee and a pack of cigarettes (don't get judgemental, it was too tempting to start smoking again in Austria and I swear I will stop this weekend).

A little Emirati girl about age 8 comes up to the bakeria counter while I'm waiting for the coffee, and asks ever so politely to the Filipina girl for one of the plastic cup covers.

The Filipina hands over the requested cover.

The Emirati girl beams and says very genuinely:

'Thank you!'

I kid you not. I was floored. Left my mouth hanging open in shock.

I don't think I've ever heard an Emirati thank a Filipina worker before...
Are you sure you heard correctly? She may have said "f uck you"
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Old Jul 28th 2010, 5:23 pm
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Are you sure you heard correctly? She may have said "f uck you"
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Old Jul 28th 2010, 5:44 pm
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Yeah- amazing. Some arabs are humans after all.
Why don't you just **** off to whichever damp council flat you're from if you have such trouble adjusting socially?
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Yeah- amazing. Some arabs are humans after all.
Why don't you just **** off to whichever damp council flat you're from if you have such trouble adjusting socially?
Oooohhhh...I'm skeered.....

I did live in a damp boarding house at an expensive boarding school for five years if that helps.
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Old Jul 28th 2010, 6:03 pm
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it explains the sneerign from behind the keyboard and delusions of superiority...
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Old Jul 28th 2010, 6:15 pm
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You only have that part right. I sneer in public and I have a very justifiable sense of superiority.

The whole point of sending me to boarding school rather than the perfectly fine local comp was to ensure the above. My parents were afraid I was becoming too egalitarian from living in the US.

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it explains the sneerign from behind the keyboard and delusions of superiority...
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Old Jul 28th 2010, 6:31 pm
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Old Jul 28th 2010, 6:38 pm
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What? Can't deal with a sense of humour?

Oh, that's right. It's already established you completely and utterly lack one.


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Old Jul 28th 2010, 6:39 pm
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What? Can't deal with a sense of humor.
oh, i always had you down as a brit...how wrong i was, eh...

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Old Jul 28th 2010, 6:42 pm
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Dual citizenship, darling. Half my life in one country, the other half in the other. My English can be messy sometimes.

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Dual citizenship, darling. Half my life in one country, the other half in the other. My English can be messy sometimes.
that missing "u" is so telling...

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Old Jul 28th 2010, 6:49 pm
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Shall I scan my passport as proof?

Do you want it certified as well?


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that missing "u" is so telling...

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Shall I scan my passport as proof?

Do you want it certified as well?
yep, feel free to pm if you don't want to share, lol...

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I decided to give yo a break before you started crying.
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