comment: Mishwar being an errand in Arabic, you have caught the "errand boy" in the act, guilty expression and all. Mashaweer being the plural of Mishwar is substantiated by the many motor bikes. And then there is the bee, which looks like it is on the way into his mouth next. I also like the color play: gold on top of the box relates to the gray/brown of the ground; red of the bikes relates to the red curtain in the back; blue jeans relates to blue curtain, blue on the box and that blue mop; silver on the bike relates to the gray wall behind; black of the wheels, helmet and other parts of the bike relate to his shirt and hair. Black, gold, blue and red are on the box with the "message" ... you get a couple of minus points for green in the back.
Only one little critique point: I feel it is cropped a bit too tight.
Yeah, you're quite right about the crop; but I had no choice. There's was an unsightly puddle on the left of the image from all the water that had been dripping out of window ACs from nearby shops and it had all sorts of junk and mossy stuff floating about.
If the minus points are for the green on the national flag of the U.A.E., then I object!!!
Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback, Bassem. It is greatly appreciated!
Some people do take simple printed matter a bit too seriously and seem to apply all that cardboard wisdom to their own life. Realizing too late that their saved time doesn't pay interest in minutes and hours, but was sucked up by people who never had any kind of saving in mind. Quite the opposite.
A fantastic capture, I'm quite envious, I have to admit.
And tomorrow I ring 800 900 900 and ask for Mashaweer, because, you know, maybe he really means to pay interest on saved time? I wouldn't mind an additional hour or day here or there.
Cheers, B! Since you and Carol are both anxious to invite Mr. Mashaweer over to your place for dinner, would it be alright if I send along a box of chocolate-coated dates? Of course you'll be the one paying for the delivery.
If you can manage that, I'll gladly face the bill!
Chocolate-coated dates? Is it this that Mr. Mashaweer is selling on the pretext of saving time? Sounds quite yummy. I eat dates everyday for breakfast (Medjool dates, I like them the best), but they can't be had covered in chocolate here.
By the way, chocolates: I got the impression you really like them, and Carol and me were talking about sending some Swiss Made ones over to you. But since we want you to be able to keep your privacy (or Google will be on top of you before you can say Gooooh), we wondered if you could just pick them up from an outlet in Dubai? There is one, we know. But if this would be convenient for you is the thing we don't know.
We are serious, so don't be shy or modest or what. It's the perfect time now. The blistering heat is over, therefore that chocolate wouldn't melt or get spoilt on the way from the door of the outlet to the subway or car or whatever. And since Switzerland is aching under the burden of surplus production, you would do our economy a service.
Medjool dates? In Switzerland?? Egads! Isn't there anything in the Middle East that hasn't already been exported abroad?
Chocolates.... one of the two "Ch"s that I could feed on for the rest of my life. The other being chicken, as you already know. I'm an unabashed "Ch"holic.
Thank you so much for kindly offer, B & C! But knowing my wife, I won't be allowed to wrap my sticky fingers around it unless I reciprocate as well. Say, where exactly is this outlet, and how do you know about it?
Medjool dates, yes, but from the USA and not Morocco. I only had once Medjools from Morocco, and they were pure heaven. Still, the US-product is not bad at all, and its grown organically, which is just fine with me.
The Spruengli chocolate outlet is at the Dubai Flower Center. Nearest address:
Al Ittihad Rd. 40 Al Khabeesi, ARE
Nearest Junction: 22a St. (N) & D74 (SW)
I already contacted the lady manager there, and now wait for her reply and directions. I'm quite sure they would do a home delivery too, once you would phone in there to give them your address. Anyway, it would be your choice of what meets best your wishes.
And please tell your wife, that for once, you wouldn't be allowed to reciprocate. We wouldn't feel good about it, for many reasons. If she would still insist that something would have to be done about it, then I'm sure she knows someone who would be delighted by a little surprise, especially when it comes unexpected. Just imagine, it would be snowballing from that point onwards. Suddenly, all around the globe, people would show up on the doorsteps of other people to offer a little gift, a present. And suddenly, there would be peace on earth. The only question remaining would be: could humankind handle such a blessed world?
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`anmari has been spreading her infectious positivity throughout our community for over 6 years. Throughout this time Ana has been at the core of all things devious, passionately developing an eclectic gallery, helping organise devmeets, participating in chat events and also recently completed dedicating her time as a Community Volunteer. We are absolutely delighted to bestow the Deviousness Award for May 2013 to `anmari, congratulations! Read More