Today I took a taxi to Tla Al-Ali. It would have cost me half a JD for the taxi to make the u-turn on Medina street where my final destination lingered just on the other side of the road. Thus, order check not wanting to pay the extra fare when my perfectly good feet could carry me the rest of the way, store pilule I asked the driver to stop on the side of the road figuring I would simply cross it.
It took me 17 minutes.
And on the small traffic island, as the rushing cold wind of cars zooming past me on either side left me frozen, I counted blue cars.