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Forum: Middle East
Dec 23rd 2011, 4:54 am
Replies: 3
Views: 5,301
Posted By alitrist

Aaaaarrrggghh renting at the wave in muscat is so difficult!

Guys just venting some frustration regarding the parasites known as estate agents: unqualified, blood sucking individuals who have absolutely no idea
about customer service.

We Are move to...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 18th 2011, 4:46 am
Replies: 40
Views: 3,007
Posted By alitrist

Re: brmm brmm

KK as per the jeep my husband's colleague, who knows a lot about cars, told us not to go for jeeps as apparently the clutch goes very easily and it will cost you and arm and a leg to replace.
Forum: Middle East
Sep 5th 2011, 11:29 am
Replies: 37
Views: 19,726
Posted By alitrist

Re: Huntsman Spiders in Dubai

I think blackwidows are also present in the UAE.

As per following article:



Black Widow Spider

Two species of black widow are common in the Middle East, Lactrodectus pallidus , occurring...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 26th 2011, 7:19 am
Replies: 20
HR
Views: 1,622
Posted By alitrist

Re: HR

Remember hr staff are just traffic wardens, reincarnated!!!

As one of societies dregs put it to me, "first we look after our interests, then the companies, then the customers". When I asked what...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 24th 2011, 3:55 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,358
Posted By alitrist

Re: The Grammar Police Thread

This is a post from expat woman Dubai, it took me some time to decipher it:

Hey er1, hru all? I missed EW all dese days. Bt m back as m done w/ma pregnancy, n njoying wid ma son whoz jz 3 wks n 2...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 23rd 2011, 4:16 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 3,189
Posted By alitrist

Re: Suggestions please for a long weekend away...

Well when we went it was really really quiet so the kid's club was empty and although we did end up leaving our sons there for 2 hours they ended up in front of the telly. You won't need to drive...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 23rd 2011, 12:12 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 3,189
Posted By alitrist

Re: Suggestions please for a long weekend away...

Not so lovely if you have little ones our 2 and 3 year old sons were bored out of their brains so we never enjoyed the peaceful experience. We may have to go back in 20 years time lol.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 21st 2011, 1:43 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 3,764
Posted By alitrist

Re: A level results

My husband's knowledge of the English grammar is simply shocking, I'm not talking about knowing what the saxon genitive is but what a verb/adjective etc...are....oh my, and he's from Oxford! He...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 6th 2010, 2:20 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 4,902
Posted By alitrist

Re: National ID

we actually got ours done yesterday. we had to go for an eye stest firt-well my hubby did and the lady said no need for me, she stamped my paperwork without test being done:confused:
then went to...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 6th 2010, 2:00 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,268
Posted By alitrist

Re: Poll on % of Salary on Rent

the company give us a rent allowance and we actually take home some of it after paying rent...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 28th 2010, 6:19 am
Replies: 40
Views: 6,541
Posted By alitrist

Re: World Cup on TV in UAE

yeah I just got off the phone with Etisalat who told me that they have blocked the world cup channels and if we want to get these back we need to re-subscribe for 12 months and also pay a fee of...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 24th 2010, 7:30 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,082
Posted By alitrist

Re: Worlds worst chat up lines

"Would you like a drink?"

"Well, why don't you go buy one while I talk to your friend."
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 24th 2010, 4:59 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,082
Posted By alitrist

Re: Worlds worst chat up lines

-Do you feel tired?
-No, why?
-Because you've been running through my mind
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 21st 2010, 12:21 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 3,273
Posted By alitrist

Re: The Armani Hotel opens next week............

worked at the head office in London; met him and can say he's a nice guy.....enjoy your evening :)
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 2nd 2010, 2:48 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By alitrist

Bills, Bills, Bills

Afternoon guys,

I'm just about to rent an apartment and need to know if the general rule is that you need to pay 5% on the rental value spread across 12 months?? And this is included within your...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 24th 2010, 2:45 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 5,749
Posted By alitrist

Re: Letter of No Objection

i tell you, its all a bloody joke!!!
(hubby british,me italian and married in italy) my oh's employer had told us we had to fly to rome to get our italian marriage certificate attested...good job i...
Feb 23rd 2010, 1:29 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,066
Posted By alitrist

Re: salary denomination

dear all,

many thanks for your replies, they have been really helpful: my husband went back to his employer and negotiated to get his salary paid in dirhams rather than £.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 18th 2010, 1:59 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By alitrist

kids do the funniest things: david after the dentist

i thought this was too funny:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txqiwrbYGrs
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 18th 2010, 1:27 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,946
Posted By alitrist

Re: whatever happened to...

not wishing to spoil the moment but I certently disapprove of those B'day, xmas and thank you cards: they r just a bloody waste of paper and r just a result of capitalism. I was brought up in Italy...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 18th 2010, 12:46 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,794
Posted By alitrist

Re: The latest Internet phenomenon

well got an image of a guy who was showing the bottom half of his body :thumbdown:


whoever came up with this concept must be an utter looser
Feb 18th 2010, 12:33 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,066
Posted By alitrist

Re: salary denomination

well, my husband is going to be on a secondment contract: the company has therefore expressed his salary in £ and the allowances in EAU drhms. Just wanted to get an opinion on whether this is common...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 17th 2010, 2:23 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,689
Posted By alitrist

Re: Italian 'con man' in ABu Dhabi

there is a way in Italy to pay less taxes: that is to marry under the regime of separation of property and wealth. My priest suggested my husband and I to sign this document when we got married just...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 17th 2010, 1:54 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,689
Posted By alitrist

Re: Italian 'con man' in ABu Dhabi

its probably not a con as such as they might just be stolen goods the guy is trying to shift quickly....
Feb 17th 2010, 1:51 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,066
Posted By alitrist

salary denomination

hi guys,
just a quick query; is it normal to have the monthly salary paid in sterlings rather than dirhams?

any comments appreciated!

Ta
Alitrist
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 11th 2010, 12:11 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 3,830
Posted By alitrist

Re: In what sense do you use the word Provaricate?

how bloody confusing....I always used the word prevaricate to say "abuse or take advantage of" as thats what it means in Italian (my first language)-bet people must have been thinking what is she...
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