Monday, April 21, 2008

The Long Goodbye

The road seemed longer this time, or maybe he was just driving slower. The music was turned up as the song went on talking about a forbidden love. But his love for her was anything but forbidden. His right hand was rested on her left. They weren’t holding hands; they just let their fingers slowly caress each others palms. As they got closer to their destination she grasped his hand and tightened her grip the closer they got. As if trying to take with her what she can of him. As if by doing that it would hurt less to leave him behind. They didn’t utter a single word, but knew exactly what the other was thinking.

He parks the car at the entrance, but they didn’t exit immediately. He slowly pulled his hand away and opened his door as she opened hers. They distracted themselves by placing the suitcases in the trolley, thinking that delaying it might change the inevitable. But the time came and they had to do it. They had to say their farewells.

The hug didn’t last too long just to spare her the heartache. He planted a kiss on her cheek and told her he loves her.

He will miss her… although he knows deep down that she’ll back in a couple of days.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

animal planet

I was just in the toilets in aramco.

I know this isn't the best way to start a story but bare with me..

so I walk into one of the stalls and find that it looks like the result of a rhino mating with a silver back ape... so I walk into the one after it and although hard to believe it was actually worse...

I couldn't believe it... I have walked into stalls that have not been up to par with my cleanliness, but I always believed that maybe, just maybe working in a company like aramco I would be surrounded by civilized people who know how to use a freaking toilet seat.

I was wrong. but I always hoped I would never be this wrong..

for crying out loud, Islam is supposedly yearns us to be clean, but sadly enough you don't see anyone following, all we are good at is talking the talk, growing our beards, and wearing short thobes... any excuse to show off our legs... seriously, sometimes the thobes are just barely under the knee.

Its either my standards are too high, or there is something completely F*cked up with our society...