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The Big Test

Sure, having a three day weekend is a GREAT way to introduce a change . . . kind of like “let them eat cake!” But today and tomorrow are the real tests. Today is the first day that is not a half day off / beginning of weekend, and tomorrow is a WORKING Thursday for Kuwaitis – let the grumbling begin!

Change is always disruptive. A year from now, it will all be comfortable, but it will take some time to get used to the new way of doing things. Businesses who deal with the outside world will have more days in common. I believe that Saudi Arabia and Oman are the only ones still on the Thursday – Friday weekend.

In truth, it has no effect on us. Adventure Man takes Friday for his day off and works the other six days – nothing changes. When he is around, I drop my work and spend time with him.

But this weekend is going to be the BIG adjustment.

(For my non-Kuwait friends, we have had a serious drop in temperatures – at 8 in the morning, it is only 88°, not the 100 degrees of earlier in the week. The expected high for today, though is a cool Fall September 114° F/ 46° C.)

September 5, 2007 - Posted by | Community, Cultural, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Living Conditions, News, Social Issues, Weather


  1. 🙂 well yeah – it’a a matter of gettin’ used to the change… I still can’t get the fact that I have to work FULL day tomorrow, what the hell, just another day 🙂

    Comment by chikapappi | September 5, 2007 | Reply

  2. Im used to it already. you see tomorrow is a wednesdaY yahooo

    Comment by Blue dress | September 5, 2007 | Reply

  3. Chica – Good for you! Ahead of the power curve!

    Blue Dress – Already? Aha! Tomorrow is Wednesday – he he he he he he.

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 5, 2007 | Reply

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