Saturday, January 24, 2009


The causeway to Bahrain can be a nightmare. It is the reason we do not go over to Bahrain very often, any more. If you time it right - and go at nine o'clock in the morning on a Sunday or Monday - you probably won't run into too much traffic. If you decide to go at four o'clock in the afternoon on a Wednesday [in which case you have to question whether you are certifiably nuts] - you can count on traffic - and you can count on sitting for a hour, if not hours, waiting to get across. Why? Because drivers are so obnoxious and unruly and rude and discourteous. No one wants to wait their turn in the "queue," because they shouldn't have to - they should be first - all of them!

Some new measure - that customs at the causeway will receive shipments and trucks 24 hours a day is supposed to solve the "traffic jam" situation. B.S.! You have got to be kidding!! And, believe me, we've seen the lines for the trucks. The lines for cars are nothing to even whisper a complaint about compared to the poor truck drivers. They can spend their entire day sitting on the causeway.

There is one thing and one thing only that will partially solve the traffic problems at the causeway. Cement barricades. Lots and lots and lots of cement barricades. Line 'em up. Make it so that the obnoxious, unruly, rude and discourteous drivers cannot form their own lanes, make it so they cannot shove themselves in front of other cars. These drivers view the game of playing "chicken" with their vehicles as a "sport." Cement barricades are the ONLY way to control them.


  1. In my mind's eye I can see this occurring, Miss Sabra. I would be apoplectic and I'm not kidding.

  2. Somehow, Dinah, you learn to adapt. You just do... [It really isn't something you have much choice about.]


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