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Rare Occurrence

Yesterday morning, on the way to the airport, I was taking a different route, a more travelled route, but early in the morning, so early, most of the routes are more lightly travelled.

There were none of the weaving wonders I normally experience.

I experienced a new phenomenon, very very slow drivers.

I don’t know why there were so many people driving really really slow on fast roads. They were all in the very far right lane. I wondered if they were falling asleep, they were so slow. And then I remembered . . . when I first came to Kuwait, the traffic terrified me. I would get up very very early and go out and drive, to try to learn the roads, but I always stayed in the right lane, and I was going pretty slow.

I don’t know if they were new drivers – there were a lot of slow drivers on the road. Maybe they were sleepy, or incapacitated in some other way. Or maybe they were new, terrified drivers like I used to be.

January 27, 2009 - Posted by | ExPat Life, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Random Musings |


  1. Sleepy/sleeping I’m afraid… Be careful everyone.

    Comment by Bu Yousef | January 27, 2009 | Reply

  2. awww 😦

    Comment by cixousianpanic | January 27, 2009 | Reply

  3. expirienced the same thing today … but not early … and not on less travelled roads … it was all wanate’s and surburban’s on their way to the desert camps …

    Comment by Evil Knievel | January 27, 2009 | Reply

  4. I remember early morning drives with you – you had great courage and a sense of adventure, trying new roads and exploring Kuwait!

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | January 27, 2009 | Reply

  5. The drivers are slowing down trying to save gas after the oil company raised the prices

    Comment by daggero | January 27, 2009 | Reply

  6. We will soon have respite from early morning traffic madness as KU and government schools go on spring break

    Comment by jewaira | January 27, 2009 | Reply

  7. You speed demon!!!

    Comment by Purgatory | January 27, 2009 | Reply

  8. Bu Yousef – You are probably right – I am guessing you have a lot of early morning experiences en route to the airport

    No kidding, Evil? But it’s only Tuesday! I thought the big push to the camps is Wednesday afternoon?

    Little Diamond, you have always been one of the very best explorer-helpers! You make exploring fun. I have to be brave because you are in the car and I have to be the grown-up. Remember the time the radiator fell off the truck in front of us???

    Daggero – I love it that you always see things from another (skewed! LOL) perspective!

    Thanks for the good info, Lady J.

    Purg – Yep. My bad, my vice.

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 28, 2009 | Reply

  9. cixousianpanic – I am so glad to see you. How are you doing? Will you ever blog again?

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 28, 2009 | Reply

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