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Expat wanderer

The More Things Change

“. . . When we first came to Doha,” I laughed to my friend, “the first thing my husband warned me was never never to get behind a truck carrying concrete blocks. They weren’t tied down, and now and then a bump or a lumpy corner would send concrete blocks all over the roads. They don’t do that any more. They have rules now.”

Spoken too soon.

The very next week, I saw three trucks in a row, laden with concrete bricks, moving slowly down B-ring; one red, one white, one blue. I got stuck, first behind one, then behind the second.

No one was endangered as I took these photos. Traffic was at a standstill.



October 30, 2009 - Posted by | Adventure, Building, Doha, ExPat Life, Law and Order, Living Conditions, Qatar, Safety, Work Related Issues


  1. 🙂
    I was driving behind a pick-up truck in Shuaiba on a ‘snake’ exit from the highway. As we turned, I saw the large metal KNPC signs tilting slightly – so I kept my distance – and then saw them fall off the truck onto the road. As I maneuvered around them, I read what they said in capital letters: ‘SAFETY FIRST’! The word IRONy is sometimes not enough…

    Comment by Bu Yousef | October 30, 2009 | Reply

  2. No! Bu Yousef, NO! And you didn’t have your camera with you!

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 31, 2009 | Reply

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