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09 August, 2005

Puffing imbeciles

There is a very good reason why none of the buildings at Dubai Media City phase 2 have their numbers visible from the road. No one knows what this reason is, but it must be a very good reason, because otherwise even a single-celled amoeba with no brain would consider putting numbers up a relatively helpful plan.

But some wisdom is being shown by Tecom authorities. Once, thick clouds of foul smoke filled every stairway, cafe, and courtyard at Dubai Media City, choking workers and making buildings stinking and stale. Now, a fairly draconian smoking ban has finally cleared up the insidious human smog.

And so the Cretin of the Zillennium award goes to "Sana Aqtash", arguably the stupidest cow that ever set foot in the freezone:

"It's good and bad. The good part is that the smokers will cut down on their smoking as they won’t be able to leave the office as much. The bad part is no one should decide on behalf of the smokers. Smokers know better than anyone else what the out come of smoking is. If they care about the views of non-smoking people, they have to care about the views smokers as well."



Blogger Smokey Mirror said...


I'm a smoker myself, and yet I approve completely of the freezone ban. I usually do everything in my power to not annoy non-smokers because I know how irritating (let alone unhealthy) my smoke can be.

One thing though.. When did the ban come in place? I was down in DMC day before yesterday (job interview) and people were still smoking merrily away in the cafe in the CNN building (which is building number... er.. 2 I think. But who knows what with the numbers and all ;) )

10 August, 2005 01:28  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree with u

I smoke and i ensure that i dont annoy non-smokers.

The Ban thing will make my life lil difficult but will do good for all non-smokers.

Well done free zone authorities.

BTW the ban starts from Sep 1st.

10 August, 2005 10:47  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SD: Who is this Sana person and what the hell language does she speak?

10 August, 2005 13:31  
Blogger ReginaFilangee said...

Excellent observation Sana!

10 August, 2005 15:07  
Blogger Keef said...

Anonymous - it hasn't happened yet - 1 Spetmeber I think is the day.

SD - quit whingeing about the DMC Phase 2 signs - have a look at Phase 1, almost 5 years old and still no numbers!

10 August, 2005 15:49  
Blogger No Secrets said...

Hay SD .. Was sitting at work thinking of going out for a smoke .. just nixed it .. the heat out there overcomes you the moment you are exposed to the outside Breeze .. whatever the side-effects of Smoking the heat is what made me turn around and say .. SCREW u Marlboro .(Light's ULTRA LIGHT's What ever the poison )
Waiting for the the smoke free cigarettes .. the one's that will finally make it okay to ( i guess since there won't be any Smoke ) take in some nicotene ..

Anywayz .. As for the Sana Person What in Gods name has she done to you SD .. All's well If U say she's a COW ... SD -->

11 August, 2005 17:08  

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