Typical Abu Dhabi telephone exchange over directions

Me: So you are on Delma Street?

Salon: Oh, no.

Me: Um, where are you then?

Salon: Across from Zayed University.

Me: So, on Delma Street then?

Salon: Yes.

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Anonymous said…
True story. Waiting for a taxi, the phone rings:

Taxi driver: I am here sir outside your house.

Me: No you're not.

Taxi: Yes I am

Me: No, I am outside my house and there is no taxi here.

Taxi driver: I am here outside your house.

Me: No you're not. You can't be. I am outside my house. You are not here. I would be able to see you. Please tell me your location.

Taxi: You are outside your house? But I am outside your house now.

ME: What street are you in?

Taxi: Street 12, Villa 3

Me: I am in Street 8, Villa 3.

Taxi: In Springs 8?

Me: No, Springs 12.

Taxi: So Springs 12, Street 12, Villa 3.

Me: No. Springs 12, Street 8, Villa 3.

Taxi: I am there.

Me: No you're not. (Just then another taxi comes past, light on so I flag it down).

Me: Forget it.

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