5 Nov 2015

THE YELLOW LINE OR A VERY STRANGE FINE

Last time in our painting class Chantal told us a for us western people unbelievable story which happened to her son who is actually working in Dubai.

He had got a phone call from a girl friend who was on a roundtrip and wanted to meet her for a few hours, which they did. To show her Dubai, they took the metro. In the middle of the wagon was a yellow line. The seats on one side were in pink and reserved for women only. On the other side were the seats for men and couples. As the metro was fully packed he had to stand in the middle together with his friend. To keep his balance, he had put one foot on the other side of the line in the women's space. Not long after two female controllers appeared and he got a fine of 30 € (33 $) because he had put his feed in women's "domain". This will probably be the most unique fine in his whole life ! So be careful if you are a men and don't put your feet in female spaces, big sister is watching you !

Not always the Islamic men keep to "traditions" ! Sometimes women are worse !


Jenny Matlock
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13 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina - I can believe that .. but had not heard about that aspect before ... crazy - but step over the line, and the law will be on you.

Poor kids .. cheers Hilary

Andrew said...

Absolute rubbish. Not your post but what you described. My post for tomorrow shows some lines in Belgium, right up to front doors.

EG CameraGirl said...

I bet he won't do that again!

carol l mckenna said...

Unique post for Y ~ What an experience ~ Gad ~ This world needs help! We are in this together ~ It doesn't have to be 'us vs them' ~ Someday maybe.

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Mimi Brad Sheng Pallin Henry said...

cute.

Loree said...

Unbelievable!!

Sandra Carlier said...

La frontière rose ! HiHi !

EastCoastLife said...

haha.... I have seen more ridiculous fines in some countries.
Happy weekend ahead Gattina!

Linens and Royals said...

What would happen if the train lurched and he fell over to the pink side???

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Wow! That's certainly a strange story...

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I am so glad that is not my life.
The View from the Top of the Ladder

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Good grief! However, he will undoubtedly get more than $33.00 worth of stories out of it over the course of his life.

Betty said...

I guess they're pretty strict about enforcing their rules. As a woman I'm glad I live here and not there. Actually, it's not that much different from the segregation I remember here back in the 1950's. If an AA person dared to sit in the front of the bus they probably would have been arrested, beaten, etc.