Arabs do not mess around when they send flowers

These are the arrangements sent to a colleague the other day. They were, as you can see, massive. And no, they were not intended to mark the passing of a dignitary or the birth of another of Sheikh Zayed's grandchild. I'm told they were sent, as so many bouquets before them the world over have been, intended to say "I'm sorry".

This was the view from my desk:

This was the actual arrangement:

And, because I guess that first bouquet didn't quite say it all, another one:


Thank you for sharing your perspective on this intriguing an beautiful country. I hope to visit there one day. Greetings from Australia.
Anonymous said…
Don't bother, Edward, it's a shitehole.
Ah Anonymous, up to your old tricks of spreading light and love everywhere you go.

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