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Crazy Drivers

On my way to Sur…..

No wonder people die from car accidents!!

Crazy drivers on a one lane road

Crazy drivers on a one lane road

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Driving in Oman

People, if you are in Oman already, then you know “exactly” what I mean, but if you are about to arrive to Oman for the first time… then beware!!

Alright, the first thing you would notice when coming out of Muscat airport is –yes, the dusty weather and the inability to breath as freely, but that’s kind of expected and not the subject here– is your heartbeat jumping up every time the driver tries to cut off another car or you holding the door handle with both hands and very tightly.

I am sure -those who are already in Oman- that you have complained about this. You would get used to it eventually and start driving just as bad or hopefully not.

Since I don’t have an active driver license, I am always blessed with the curse of sitting in the seat next to the driver. Since I came back from the US, –where most people do not go over the limit– I have wondered many times if I would die in a car accident.

Here is a scenario in every car with an Omani driver…

An Omani driving a Corolla: My God I am in a hurry. These people are slow. Don’t they know the speed limit is 120. Why are they driving 125! They should go up to 130-135! Stupid! Stupid! –Tailgating the car in front and flashing the headlights- Screaming: MOVE YOU STUPID DONKEY, YOU DOG, YOU IDIOT –Omani curses sound stupid translated, but at least you know- The care in front moves, then next is the other one.

Again tailgating and flashing the headlights. Screaming: WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE STUPID PEOPLE. JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE A BMW DOESN’T MEAN YOU DON’T HAVE TO MOVE. YOU ARROGANT, STUPID, DOG, DONKEY, IDIOT – poor donkeys and dogs, they are in every curse-… MOVE. JUST BECAUSE YOUR CAR IS FANCY DOESN’T MEAN YOU OWN THE ROAD! IDIOT!

The BMW gives the DANGER signal only once. Meaning…. KISS MY ASS! lol!

Corolla guy: YOU, THE SON OF A DOG -supposed to be a major insult now! -YOU IDIOT, YOU ARROGANT! then tries something stupid, that endangers everyone there.

This is just a glimpse of the driving condition here. So, don’t be surprised. Driving bad is very similar to drinking coffee here… casual and an everyday thing! nothing major.. at all.

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