Oblivious in Dubai: Part 4

Standing in the drop-off area of the departures terminal at Dubai International Airport.

Crack of morning. Still slightly drunk.

Immediately prior to this: Oblivious in Dubai: Part 3

A young married couple exit a taxi; I dive in and hand the driver a business card from the hotel I’d frantically left just a couple hours before.

The driver is quiet; very reserved. My normally socially awkward self operates at a prime level of effectiveness in situations like this with strangers.

I start asking him questions. That’s what I do. Turns out he’s from Egypt and works as a taxi diver in Dubai to send money back home to his family.

He thinks I’m American; I correct that very quickly – I’m Canadian. He instantly changes his composure and approach to friendly and amicable. I ask him, “What’s wrong with being American?”

His response completely changed the way I look at the world.

Part Five


3 responses to “Oblivious in Dubai: Part 4

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    • Thank you for the use of the word ‘wonderful’.

      To clear my head for writing I require strict control of my environment.

      Nicotine; mint or green tea (sometimes both); and either complete silence or deafening music – it depends on my mood.

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