OK, I have a reason to bitch about the worst airlines in Tripoli and what they think they are providing, because I would NOT call it service AT ALL.... Let's not mention Alitalia; because they are closing down "Alhamduliallah" Thank Goodness because honestly they were the worst out of all, you call in the numbers they have advertised everywhere NO ONE picks up! you walk in the office you get a grumpy old man telling u to take a number and sit ur a** down for the next 3 hours and MAYBE you get called in....well, at least they are better than Emirates not having A SIGN or a freaking old man to tell you to take a number, they should hire an old man, the Emirates's tickets machine is actually sitting on one of da tables on the waiting area, so you have to be Dorra the Explorer and find it yourself to get yourself a freaking number...the second question comes in mind, HOW DO I KNOW WHEN I AM NEXT, normally they'd have an electronic screen that shows which number is next, but no no no, that's way toooo advance for Emirates Airlines to have up, they actually keep yelling at each other "mennoelliba3da" who's next, so if you are an old person, they are most likely going to miss you, that's what I've witnessed today, an older man was sitting down with number 1 on his hand and they'r already helping the guy with number 5!!!!!!!!!!! that brings me to the third observation I made at the Emirates today....there were 9 agents, ONLY 3 were doing real work!!!! ok! let me take you back why I went there to start with...is because I've been calling them for 2 days and NO ONE is answering me, so they'r competing with Alitalia on that one I believe....this morning a lady answered and she said let me put you through our phone department "they specialize on answering phones" I wonder how many ppl working there, so I had to go in person and the chaos started.....so out of the 9 agents only 3 doing real work, and the other 6 are just hanging out pretending busy "my favourite was the one I named him "elhdraz"" mashallah you can see all of his teeth and ehadriz m3a hada o hadika o shadhaloggni....so to make the story short, I was really PISSED, why? because the people working there looked clueless to me, looked very distracting very incompetent, when there number one priorty is the freaking customers sitting on their asses for hours to buy a stupid ticket, I mean com'on let's face it, when you are as big as Emirates, the least thing you want is bitching customers...train your people properly and MAKE SURE that they'r providing I don't want to say "excellent" but decent services to those who keeping you in business "i.e. CUSTOMERS" so to leave you on a good note, I'll tell you on which airlines I get excellent service at "British Airways, and KLM" the rest is CRAP absolute no point of being in the city with such crappy service
Update time everyone!!! well, I had an ok weekend, nothing too special, but what I am about to share with you was the highlight of my weekend. I've been wanting to take my car to car wash station we call it here in Libya "lavadjo"...lol not sure if I spelled it right nor about the orgins of da word, I am thinking "Italian" as almost everything else in da Libyan slang....so anywayz, I had no one to pick me up, my cuz had to go to school, my friend Ayosh was out and about not in my area! so I decided to hang out at dalavadjo......trust me it was very inspiring and made me appreciate what I do in life; I also enjoyed watching different people and what their habits are like. so this place is run by a Libyan of course and he had maybe 5 Africans working for him from what I saw one assigned for each job, vacuuming, cleaning the interior, washing da car from da outside, and da last touches to make it shiny....so yah, my African friends were having fun listening to Africano music and singing along, I thought it was hilarious...lol so I took few pics to share with you...
getting ready for a cleanup
getting the tape to my car for Africano Music...lol
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This is so funny...lol I laughed so hard! enjoy it...
Reporter: Hi Egyptian: We 3alkom el salam ya 2otta Reporter: Do you speak English? Egyptian: Berfect Reporter: Do you mind if I interview u? Egyptian: No, I don't have a mind Reporter: What's your name? Egyptian: Taha Reporter:..so. how do you find life here in Egypt? Taha: Egybt..very nice cantry..nice wezar..nice food..byramidz Reporter: oh well..beside the weather and the pyramids..what else do you like in your country? Taha: Byramids,nice wezar,nice food Reporter: Ok..let's move on..what do you do? Taha: I am very well, sank you Reporter: No, I mean do you have a job? Taha (looking around him and whispering): Jobat?..no I don't have any(jobat)..lessa mastaba7nash..do you have a (job) with you?..we can esmoke it in my car..dont warry about bolice Reporter: Oh my god, DO YOU WORK? Taha: Yas yas..Taxi drivar Reporter: What do you think about the traffic problem in egypt? Taha: Very big broblem..very much cars..you see?..but za guvurment is trying to make it bettar..zey did za circle street and za me7war street..and zey make all streets one way so if you go..you cant come back..niahahaha3 Reporter: What about the economic problems in Egypt? Taha: I do not undurstand what u say Reporter: I mean..how do u deal with money problems in Egypt? Taha: No NO NO..Egybt very rich cantry...we have alot of cotton..alot of water..and we have byramidz Reporter: So do you make a lot of money? Taha: No no.. it is not legal to make money..one frend I know make money at home..and he go to brizon..if you make money at home..you can only give it to za banzeena man..zey take any money Reporter: let me rephrase..since Egypt is a rich country.. do you have a lot of money? Taha: me?! ..Not alot..but I eat and drink Al7amdulelah? Reporter: Then where does all the money go? Taha: Guvurment Reporter: And what does the government do with the money? Taha: Zey Build circle street,me7war street and make all streets one way Reporter: well, Ok...Do you vote? Taha: What duz zat mean? Reporter: Do you choose your president Taha: Mubarak? Reporter: yes Taha (nervously): I didnt give my voice..but if I was..i will give him my voice Reporter: Why him? Taha: Because he was an airoblane in za war..he waz za leadar airoblane Reporter: But there are no wars right now Taha: But if we have war..you see?...we know we will have a very good airoblane in it Reporter: what about the last 26 years ? Taha: I got marry..and have 3ala2 and Amira..and drive taxi Reporter: No, I meant what did Mubarak do for Egypt in the last 26 years Taha: He build circle street, me7war street and make all streets one way Reporter: Thank you very much for your time Mr. Taha Taha: No broblem,only 10 bound Reporter: I never said I will pay you for this Taha: Ok..just give me the (job) then..we smoke, and make head Reporter: Grrrrrrrr Taha: ok ok..need a Taxi?
Interview with a Foreign Newspaper - Part#2 After her interview with Taha The foreign reporter moves on and approaches another random guy trying to cover other aspects of the Egyptian mentality: Reporter:Hello Egyptian:Welcun to egybt Reporter:thank u ..may i interview u? Egyptian:Ofcors Reporter:What's ur name? Egyptian:3essam Reporter:Sex? 3essam:I can't..i have wife and sons Reporter(remembering Taha):Sorry..my mistake..male..Ok Mr.Essam..What do u do?..(remembering Taha again)..sorry..i mean do u work? 3essam:Yas..i have koshk Reporter:koshk?..what is a koshk? 3essam:small subarmarkot..u undurstand?..I sell cigarettes..boxes and fart Reporter:Dont u think somking is bad for people? 3essam:I dont hit beoble on zer hand and make zem smoke..az we say here in Egybt..(ur brain in ur head..u know where u finish)
Reporter:I dont get it...but lets move on ....How do u feel about terrorism? 3essaml:Terrorism is good..we love terrorisms in egybt..they bring dollars to za cantry..and zey all light Egybt..az we say here in egybt...nawart masr Reporter:I am shocked to hear that 3essam:NO NO..dont shock..we are like zis..and our fazarz waz like zis..we love terrorisms and make zem feel at home...becoz zey bring a lot of money to za cantry and guvurment
Reporter:R u claiming that Terrorists support the Egyptian government financially? 3essam:Sbeak again bleez Reporter:I mean,R u saying that terrorists are paying money to the Egyptian government? 3essam:Ofcorse zey bay...zey one of za most imbortant bay to za cantry..terrorists,and Sewiss canal and za high sadd in Aswan
Reporter:Oh my god..that is very disturbing...do u have any idea where do they reside in Egypt? 3essam:Sbeak again Reporter:where terrosits stay in Egypt 3essam: Zey love Sharm El Sheikh..also Khan el Khalili to buy sofoneer and drink shisha
Reporter:oh yes..i can totally relate..we heard about bombings there a couple of years ago...Why do u think the police doesn't capture those terrorists? 3essam:Bolice here in egybt..very good..zey brotect terrorists very well..dont warry..dont zey brotect u? Reporter:why do i need protection? 3essam:Because u r terrorist Reprter:Absolutely not 3essam:u look like zem Reporter:Do I? 3essam:yas..wite skin..no clozes and no sbeak arabic
Reporter:OH MY GOD..U MISSUNDERSTOOD MY QUESTIONS
3essam:Sank u very much.. Reporter:I'm sorry..i'll have to end this now before it leads to more wrong information
3essam:sbeak again Reporter:I have to go now 3essam:No brobrem..u light Egybt
I took these pic's this morning......I grew up in our Hay Alndalous house and never seen the trees this big mashallah, as for last night I moved back to the house and I was really overwhelmed with how pretty the front yard gotten...
I honestly didn't know whether to laugh or feel sad of how low safety is in our be loved country. Couple of days ago I was on the high way with my sister Dodo to go pick up Meral; and we drove by couple of big tanta "trucks" and god knows what's piled up on em, mafhamtish whether it's what was remaining of a destroyed building or crap for recycle! anywayz, bottom line the way of transporting it was not safe at all!!! metal wires were hanging from the side of the big truck and it was only covered with a piece of green cloth "see through cloth"; I was surprised why my sister was screaming..lol did I get used to seeing such things, I mean I notice that it's not safe but that's the way they handle it!!! But what really made me go WTF is the below pics! one truck in da front of another of this funky looking truck....the funny looking truck was eating up the road and spitting it at da other truck....BOTH OF THEM WERE MOVING and cars passing through da gap...lolAyosh and myself took the below pics on our way to da gym!!!