So many complaints today about the traffic and the gridlock due to a visit from Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah. It seems everyone was effected except me and I’m still trying to figure out how and why. I did drive around town today and it was during the gridlock hours, but I felt it was normal traffic. So for some reason I magically avoided all gridlock today while so many people suffered in the heat! It’s kind of funny, no? Not funny ha-ha but still…
Have no fears my fellow Ammanites. Saudi Arabia will reimburse you for all the stand still gas you wasted today.
Also, I’ve been kind of “car lucky” lately. I was almost in an accident where I felt normally the car should have spun out of control, but it was as if some magnetic force kept it going straight. The next day I was the last person in a long line of parked cars who was about to get a ticket but as the police man started writing the ticket for the car behind me, another car driving by beeped at him and he got into some kind of fight with a taxi driver, giving me ample time to flee in the chaos. Later on that day, I came to a red light at a busy intersection where for some reason I stopped in the second lane from the left of a four lane light even though I knew I needed to be in the right because I was supposed to be taking the first right turn after the light. Moreover I somehow managed to choose the lane that had the most car pileup while the one I was supposed to be in was practically empty but then filled moments after I came to a stop. But then the lights opened and somehow the right lane became stuck due to one of the drivers and my lane was not only moving quickly but now becoming the new right lane.
Other tiny car miracles have happened to me lately, such as approaching red traffic lights and have them instantly turn green (imagine experiencing that 4 times in a row). So I’m taking this as a divine sign that God is waiting to bitch-slap me soon. Whenever things go right, something big always goes wrong.
So I’m watching my back.
“Have no fears my fellow Ammanites. Saudi Arabia will reimburse you for all the stand still gas you wasted today.”
LOL, exactly, not so long ago they gave us 450 million JDs, so bare with them..
Nas, I was actually ready to write a post about Ammanis driving well before today….and even IN the gridlock, people were good natured and not impatient. This week I have not been cut-off, have been allowed into traffic several times, no one honked at me (mean-like, anyway), people left lots of space, didnt’ speed, it was just wierd!
As for your good fortune, I think God just wanted you to know He loves you, and it took a couple miracles to remind you. 🙂 Life is what delivers the slaps, God does the green-light thing, sa7?
LOOOL! well, THAT’s funny! hahahahah..
That’s unfortunately true for the most part…But, inshallah all will continue to go smoothly…
moh: yeah, it sucks being poor.
kinzi: well technically a traffic control system handles the green light thing, and God controls lives. but i get your point 🙂
iman: “But, inshallah all will continue to go smoothlyÃ¢â‚¬Â¦” i’m thinking of crossing my fingers and then duct-taping them in that position.
I just had flashbacks of the road rage moments that I have when I’m driving in Amman. Only a few weeks and I’ll be experiencing them again lol
It’s funny how such things only happen in a third world country. Scrap that; only in Arab countries. Would it hurt to “mingle” with your own people? Sort of reminds of Madonna when she asked her agent to turn all of the traffic lights green on her way from her hotel to the a concert in New York City.
But then again, this is what happens, when your country, is treated like some backyard, or private property.
Oh well…Shou el wa7ed biddou ye7ki.
Your post came to mind tonight as I was driving home…Every single traffic light ahead of me turned red right before I was about to reach it. I’m guessing it’s a divine message one way or another telling me to stop for a few minutes before going on …
Perhaps I’m over analyzing it 😉 … but then again, maybe not!