Thursday, January 17, 2008

Clean and Pay

How does this make you feel?

So today morning I leave my house and this cleaning guy is cleaning the road. When he watches me sitting in my car. He moves ahead and comes near my car and starts cleaning. I got the idea and I am usually very nice to them and I would say 70% of the time they get some cash from me. But today this guy really pissed me off.

So he walks near the house then come near me and says Sallam. I reply back and he walks away but keeps staring at me which I didnt like as if he wanted me to pay him for what he is doing. I didn't ask him to clean the foot path of my house!!! any ways 30 secs later he walks past my car again this time with a smile and raising his hand and another Sallam again. Then a minute later he is cleaning all around my car. That was just so annoying!! I guess some of them just have this habit of nagging. So I lowered my window and I asked him will you move away from my car or you want to be hit and then make a fuss that I hit you and you need some money for that too. He was like la la la and he walked away!!!

I feel sorry for them so many times but this is just not the right way. I feel its a new way of begging!

19 comments:

intlxpatr said...

I see it all the time. . . just hanging around doing nothing and then all of a sudden, frantic activity, all for show. I never mind tipping - generously - for help I NEED - people who wait on me in restaurants, carry my groceries, help me get propane, etc. But how about the guy at the Holiday Inn who comes running with a dirty rag and wipes your windshield just as you are leaving, pretending he has washed your car?? AAARRRGGGHHH!

perfecty.wordpress.com said...

OMG! Bil '6ab6 nafs 7alti, iyeeni min ib3eed w yena'6if yam my car, a9lan yedish ib jamti, yedish 3alay bil carage! I'll write about him soon! :/

W I noticed inah haman laman you buy something, let's say, yewa9loon il food to your house, the delivery guy yema6il bil salfa w slow motion 3la ma ye6ali3 il 5arda, it's like, ashkara 3ashan itgool lah, "Nah, keep it!"

..::Amu::.. said...

intlxpatr: its real AAArrGGhHHH, lol @ the car thing..

perfecty: you have to write about that soon! btw the food delivery guy story is so true..I have noticed they always do that but I never leave it! but the problem is they never change :@

'Grey' said...

Man! you beat me to this post ! I see them all the time , and amazing thing is they have garbage to pick up at everytime the signal goes red ! If you watch when the signal goes green they start to litter , only to pick it again ... Our tea boy says some of them make atleat 30KD a day ! that's more than some of you engineers make .

I'm planning to do the same on part time .

'Grey' said...

ROFLMAO on the 'poll' ...can i vote ? Pwease ?

..::Amu::.. said...

grey: I need that part time job too :) which traffic light shall we stand at :P ?

I swear that was the same thing today morning he had something to pick from every place..its like all planned!

sure you can vote :D just let me know your answer :P

'Grey' said...

One near Souk Mira in Shuwaik ... that guy is there 24X7 .
another near Old Sports Corner ( next to Thurayya complex in Salmiya ) same story the dude is always salutes...

I voted No3

..::Amu::.. said...

I guess probably they bribe their supervisors to stay at that place :D

I cant see your vote though :P I voted for 4 :D

Amethyst said...

Ignore

ammaro said...

that is annoying. i help out people now and then but this is just arrogant, like the attitude is "youre rich so you owe me something"

dude, shinu owe you something, ill run you over if you dnot get your ass outta the way

bb q8 said...

if you were in his shoes, wouldn't you have done the same?

..::Amu::.. said...

amethyst: mmm

ammaro: dont run over the poor guy!!

bb q8: mm mm I dont know..I might have might not!!

Enigma said...

they piss me off too.. once at 7 am near the fir3 ily yam el college one of them pretended to be cleaning and there was SO MUCH TRASH! If you were cleaning then why is it so DIRTY! Like grey said, some of these make a fortune.

AND YAY U REMOVED THE BLACK!

Z. said...

You know wat they say about q8: ashal rizg bill q8, bass it salim 3ala ill q8ty ya36eek dinar. Watch out not everyone is deserving and sometimes the result of ur kindness backfires.

Anonymous said...

seeing their situation and show kindness to them might be one of way of appreciating what u have. pay them nothing but dont shout on them after all no body knows what would u don if u r in their situation

Zia said...

I feel the same way. I get annoyed with them. Adri inhum mi7tajeen bas a7is 6areeqat'hum '3ala6, madri. I give money bas mo 7ag ilee iysowee chithi. Allah iysa3idhum inshallah.

..::Amu::.. said...

enigma: yes I did is it soothing for your eyes now :)

z: mmm nice one!!

anonymous: I never shout at them!!

zia: I know it is...

TOUCHE' said...

It’s annoying and disturbing and makes you feel awkward. You feel sorry for them and you understand why they are driven into such actions and still it's frustrating when some of them take it too far.

It's totally confusing of how you feel about it. It makes you question your morals when you have opposite reactions for what is essentially one thing.

Navy Girl said...

i really feel sorry for them but sometimes they scare me off .. so i try to ignore them ..