One ex-squaddie's daily struggle with life, love and bloody civies

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Arab April fool

I seriously thought on my arrival in Saudi on the early hours of the first of April that the locals had adopted the custom of Fools Day. I’m here for a couple of weeks to provide training far a set of three pieces of software, prior to my arrival everything was supposed to be in place ready for me. Well the catalogue of errors and problems that have preceded me takes some serious beating.

Since I arrived the following has gone wrong.

  • No car at the airport to take me to the hotel
  • No hotel room was booked The car to take me to the offices had to be called that morning as it wasn’t booked
  • The Software was not installed in the training room (one of the prime requisites sent over to them)
  • In fact no software at all, so even if they wanted to install, they couldn’t
  • No user rights on the machine, so I couldn’t install my self
  • Training manuals hadn’t arrived from the UK yet
  • Oh and nobody turned up for the training anyway

So all in all a great start.

12 Comments:

Anonymous Mr Angry said...

I'm getting angry just thinking about that...

...and I've never been trained to kill anyone.

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Blogger toastedeggbanjo said...

Oh thats nothing, I have wanted to kill several people since I hae arrived

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Anonymous Z said...

Won't they have to employ you for longer now? Or doesn't it work like that?

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