BE Sandpit Dubai..

Old Mar 1st 2010, 4:11 am
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Default BE Sandpit Dubai..

Before you ask, yeah, Im bored...

To the tune of Don McLean - American Pie...

A long, long time ago...
I can still remember
How the banter used to make me smile.
And I knew if I had my chance
I’d reply to all those peoples rant's
And, maybe, they'd be happy for a while.

But the Global crisis made us shiver
With every statement Mo delivered.
Bad news on the doorstep;
I couldn't take one more step.

I can't remember if I cried
When they had to rename Burj Dubai,
But something touched me deep inside
The day the banter died.

So bye-bye, BE Sandpit Dubai.
Had some fun, made some friends,
But the party has died.
Looks like Saudi, Ab Dab are the places to try
I’ve got a little tear in my eye..
I’ve a little tear in my eye..

Did you buy property on a Palm,
And do you believe that reporter 'WAM",
If Sheikh Mo tells you so?
Is your bank account a deep, dark hole,
Can Allah save your mortal soul,
And can you teach me how to stay off the dole?

Well, I know you say you love your life,
but in quiet moments with your wife.
You rue that retirement plan.
Sold by that nice D.e.V.e.r.e. man....

I arrived in Dubai on my todd
With an open mind and a crackin' job,
But I let out a teary sob
The day the banter died.

I started singin,
Bye-bye, BE Sandpit Dubai.
Had some fun, made some friends,
But the party has died.
Looks like Saudi, Ab Dab are the places to try
I’ve got a little tear in my eye..
I’ve a little tear in my eye..

Now for three years I've been on this site
Asked and received good insight,
But that's no longer how it seems to be.
No more regular posts for BE's quiz team,
Far less outright flirting from The Dean
No new posts that would go on for eternity....

Oh, and while the mods were looking down,
Some crafty pro-Islamists would make us frown.
The posts would end up canned;
The verdict was 'he's banned'.
Now and then to ExpatWoman we'd raid,
'Which school is best' and "Can I sack my maid?',
Soon we ran out of things to be said,
The day the banter died.

We were singing,
So bye-bye, BE Sandpit Dubai.
Had some fun, made some friends,
But the party has died.
Looks like Saudi, Ab Dab are the places to try
I’ve got a little tear in my eye..
I’ve a little tear in my eye..

6-8 months in a summer swelter.
Families flew home, KLM or Delta
Eight to ten thousand miles away,
Hubbies left on their own, time to play..
The Snake and Yorks do a roaring trade,
If the wife ain't left her maid...

Then the posts appeared to reduce in numbers
No more labourers or jobbing plumbers...
Had the bubble really burst,
Would Dubai claim another world first!
Planes full of debt-skips flew to home nations,
Apartment flippers suffered palpatations.
Do you remember your realisation
The day the banter died?

We started singing,
Bye-bye, BE Sandpit Dubai.
Had some fun, made some friends,
But the party has died.
Looks like Saudi, Ab Dab are the places to try
I’ve got a little tear in my eye..
I’ve a little tear in my eye..

Oh, and then we were left with BE's hardcore,
Names that will go down in Middle East folklore,
Guys that don't seem to post so much any more.
So come on: commander, Autonomy!
Roadking, Eva, SYB,
The fires seem to burn less brightly.

Oh, and as the Sandpit quietened down
Reflecting the state of Dubai town.
The post count seemed to dwindle
Our interest needs re-kindled.
And as the Burj Khalifa points to the sun
Embittered testament to family Nahyan,
I heard Sheikh Mo mutter “The bugger’s won’
The day the banter died

He was singing,
So bye-bye, BE Sandpit Dubai.
Had some fun, made some friends,
But the party has died.
Looks like Saudi, Ab Dab are the places to try
I’ve got a little tear in my eye..
I’ve a little tear in my eye..

They caught a guy and girl upon the beach
Thought they were beyond the Dubai bobbies reach
They just smiled and locked them up...
Stories of adultery and illegal drinking
Got everyone back in the UK thinking
The Daily Mail couldn’t make this up...

Whilst in Dubai we still do brunches
Reporters came and pulled no punches
We quaffed inclusive champers
Ignoring those labour campers
And the one man of whom I am a fan:
HH Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan,
Must wonder where its all gaun wrang
The day the banter died.

And they were singing,
So bye-bye, BE Sandpit Dubai.
Had some fun, made some friends,
But the party has died.
Looks like Saudi, Ab Dab are the places to try
I’ve got a little tear in my eye..
I’ve a little tear in my eye..

They were singing,
So bye-bye, BE Sandpit Dubai.
Had some fun, made some friends,
But the party has died.
Looks like Saudi, Ab Dab are the places to try
I’ve got a little tear in my eye..
I’ve a little tear in my eye..
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Old Mar 1st 2010, 4:18 am
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Originally Posted by TGFKASE View Post
Before you ask, yeah, Im bored...

To the tune of Don McLean - American Pie...

A long, long time ago...
I can still remember
How the banter used to make me smile.
And I knew if I had my chance
I’d reply to all those peoples rant's
And, maybe, they'd be happy for a while.

But the Global crisis made us shiver
With every statement Mo delivered.
Bad news on the doorstep;
I couldn't take one more step.

I can't remember if I cried
When they had to rename Burj Dubai,
But something touched me deep inside
The day the banter died.

So bye-bye, BE Sandpit Dubai.
Had some fun, made some friends,
But the party has died.
Looks like Saudi, Ab Dab are the places to try
I’ve got a little tear in my eye..
I’ve a little tear in my eye..

Did you buy property on a Palm,
And do you believe that reporter 'WAM",
If Sheikh Mo tells you so?
Is your bank account a deep, dark hole,
Can Allah save your mortal soul,
And can you teach me how to stay off the dole?

Well, I know you say you love your life,
but in quiet moments with your wife.
You rue that retirement plan.
Sold by that nice D.e.V.e.r.e. man....

I arrived in Dubai on my todd
With an open mind and a crackin' job,
But I let out a teary sob
The day the banter died.

I started singin,
Bye-bye, BE Sandpit Dubai.
Had some fun, made some friends,
But the party has died.
Looks like Saudi, Ab Dab are the places to try
I’ve got a little tear in my eye..
I’ve a little tear in my eye..

Now for three years I've been on this site
Asked and received good insight,
But that's no longer how it seems to be.
No more regular posts for BE's quiz team,
Far less outright flirting from The Dean
No new posts that would go on for eternity....

Oh, and while the mods were looking down,
Some crafty pro-Islamists would make us frown.
The posts would end up canned;
The verdict was 'he's banned'.
Now and then to ExpatWoman we'd raid,
'Which school is best' and "Can I sack my maid?',
Soon we ran out of things to be said,
The day the banter died.

We were singing,
So bye-bye, BE Sandpit Dubai.
Had some fun, made some friends,
But the party has died.
Looks like Saudi, Ab Dab are the places to try
I’ve got a little tear in my eye..
I’ve a little tear in my eye..

6-8 months in a summer swelter.
Families flew home, KLM or Delta
Eight to ten thousand miles away,
Hubbies left on their own, time to play..
The Snake and Yorks do a roaring trade,
If the wife ain't left her maid...

Then the posts appeared to reduce in numbers
No more labourers or jobbing plumbers...
Had the bubble really burst,
Would Dubai claim another world first!
Planes full of debt-skips flew to home nations,
Apartment flippers suffered palpatations.
Do you remember your realisation
The day the banter died?

We started singing,
Bye-bye, BE Sandpit Dubai.
Had some fun, made some friends,
But the party has died.
Looks like Saudi, Ab Dab are the places to try
I’ve got a little tear in my eye..
I’ve a little tear in my eye..

Oh, and then we were left with BE's hardcore,
Names that will go down in Middle East folklore,
Guys that don't seem to post so much any more.
So come on: commander, Autonomy!
Roadking, Eva, SYB,
The fires seem to burn less brightly.

Oh, and as the Sandpit quietened down
Reflecting the state of Dubai town.
The post count seemed to dwindle
Our interest needs re-kindled.
And as the Burj Khalifa points to the sun
Embittered testament to family Nahyan,
I heard Sheikh Mo mutter “The bugger’s won’
The day the banter died

He was singing,
So bye-bye, BE Sandpit Dubai.
Had some fun, made some friends,
But the party has died.
Looks like Saudi, Ab Dab are the places to try
I’ve got a little tear in my eye..
I’ve a little tear in my eye..

They caught a guy and girl upon the beach
Thought they were beyond the Dubai bobbies reach
They just smiled and locked them up...
Stories of adultery and illegal drinking
Got everyone back in the UK thinking
The Daily Mail couldn’t make this up...

Whilst in Dubai we still do brunches
Reporters came and pulled no punches
We quaffed inclusive champers
Ignoring those labour campers
And the one man of whom I am a fan:
HH Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan,
Must wonder where its all gaun wrang
The day the banter died.

And they were singing,
So bye-bye, BE Sandpit Dubai.
Had some fun, made some friends,
But the party has died.
Looks like Saudi, Ab Dab are the places to try
I’ve got a little tear in my eye..
I’ve a little tear in my eye..

They were singing,
So bye-bye, BE Sandpit Dubai.
Had some fun, made some friends,
But the party has died.
Looks like Saudi, Ab Dab are the places to try
I’ve got a little tear in my eye..
I’ve a little tear in my eye..
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You are evidently in the wrong profession.
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You are evidently in the wrong profession.
I'll take that as a compliment.....
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Very good .
i hope you dont mind i have forwarded this to a few friends.
I like it
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Old Mar 1st 2010, 6:44 am
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Much of it true. This place is just not the fun it used to be and I know I'm as much responsible as everyone else. More often that not, humour is taken seriously and it ends up a bitch fight.

Things just ain't what they never was.
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Much of it true. This place is just not the fun it used to be and I know I'm as much responsible as everyone else. More often that not, humour is taken seriously and it ends up a bitch fight.

Things just ain't what they never was.
exactly...I was gonna post how shite BE is these days, but then again, I am not really doing anything about it myself...guess I am as boring and uninteresting as the rest...oh well hey ho.
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I have to agree with RK..

People seem to be ultra-thin-skinned these days.....
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Originally Posted by TGFKASE View Post
Before you ask, yeah, Im bored...

To the tune of Don McLean - American Pie...

A long, long time ago...
< snip> .
Catchy tune and words...'tis caught on in Dubai already !
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Originally Posted by TGFKASE View Post
I have to agree with RK..

People seem to be ultra-thin-skinned these days.....
nah...it's not even that as far as i am concerned...there's just no interaction at all, it doesn't even get to the 'bitching' stage...it all just dull dross, there is no chemistry between people, no sparks flying, no back and forth posts that make you sit behind your computer and really make you laugh...no witty posters, and a few that have a know it all attitude that makes me wanna spoon my eyes out with rusty implements...threads die on the same page cause there's no incentive to post on them, no one is making challenging posts anymore these day...
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Very clever. Did the original song have so many verses?

You're all welcome to come and banter in Italy. We've got somebody wanting to know where Sainsbury's and Tesco are near Milan. I think a lot of posters are biting their tongues when they reply
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Very clever. Did the original song have so many verses?

You're all welcome to come and banter in Italy. We've got somebody wanting to know where Sainsbury's and Tesco are near Milan. I think a lot of posters are biting their tongues when they reply
Yes, but I forgot that when the tune started going through my head...!!

Just posted in your BritFood thread....
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Yes, but I forgot that when the tune started going through my head...!!

Just posted in your BritFood thread....
And it wasn't as cheeky a post as I imagined it might be
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