Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Ouch!! That pole is going to move!

I'm sorry for making Kuwait seem like a morbid place it really isn't, but one of the pastimes that we experience going to and from base is the intensity of the accidents that happen. Like this one for instance, how could you not see that pole there? The problem is that most drivers regardless of age a lot of times drive like our teenagers. There is really no speed limit per se, but a good thing when we were leaving we saw the cops pull some people over so we will see how it will develop over the next couple of years. This particular accident has been on display for about a month. Normally they leave them in place for 2 weeks so that the souls can find their way out. That's what I was told.
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  1. Oh I remember those days in Kuwait. Man the people can not drive. I saw a car up in a tree. I am sooo serious up in a tree. How? why? I dont know but it was there.

  2. Salaam alaikum akhi - I'm a canadian muslimah, in polygyny, living in Kuwait. I'd love to hook up with your wife, she sounds like a terrific person masha Allaah! May Allah (SWT) give her strength and a full heart while she copes with managing the family without you.
    As for Kuwait and the accident rate - I just had a half-page letter to the editor published in the Kuwait Times about this issue.
    As for leaving the damage so that the "souls" can find their way out, I'm not sure what kind of garbage that is, lol, more likely that it takes that long to get the rubble cleared away, and there's no organization for that. Oh the stories I could tell lol...but in Kuwait, probably the driving is one of the scariest things I've ever experienced.
    I've been reading on your blog for a while, I just didn't realize you were in this part of the world. I hope you get to see the wonderful parts of Kuwait - the old souks, the traditional areas of Kuwait that remain almost unchanged, the bedouin tribes that still live the old ways and masha Allaah, their faith is just awesome to behold. There is so much more here than meets the eye.

  3. AsSalaamu A'laikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu. Unfortunately I won't get to see much of Kuwait. I wish that I was able to. If I were in the Army possibly I could, but unfortunately my travels are primarily to and from the airport. I suppose during one of my trips I may stray off the beaten path to see something other than the highway, but as for now that is about it. I am down in Bahrain actually and only get up to Kuwait briefly for repairs. From what I've met the people are nice.