Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A laugh... and The National newspaper increasing reports from Oman

Here's a nice joke I thought I'd share. Some real updates later this week.

A young Omani man is seeking to join the ROP.

The ROP Sergeant doing the interview says: "Salim. Your qualifications all look good, but there is an attitude suitability test that you must take before you can be accepted."

Then, sliding a pistol across the desk, he says: "Take this pistol and go out and shoot six illegal Afgani immigrants, six drug smugglers, six Yemeni terrorists, and a wadi dog.”

"Why the wadi dog?" says Salim.

"Great attitude," says the Sergeant. "You pass the test. When can you start?"

Also, great to see The National's Omani reporter Saleh al Shaibany is starting to publish some real stories, his latest on the rise of expat beggars in Oman, following on from his nice article about the problems being faced by Omani women owning and running businesses.

Keep it up Saleh. (although, I'd prefer if you started to seek more in way of official comments from Muscat Municipality, ROP, etc. Even if that just means all you can report is "No comment".)


  1. It's been a pleasant surprise to read Al-Shaibany's work, although it feels a little surreal at first: actual thoughtful writing about what really goes on in Oman that's not in a blog. Do you suppose there's any chance at all that the new Muscat Daily will be able to carry this feat off to any extent at all? It could be wonderful...

  2. hahahahahahah

    Dragon, that was a nice joke

    Thanx for sharing it

    No comments on the rest of it...

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