Category Archive: Musings

Advice is free. That’s why everyone is giving it away

Everybody receives unsolicited advice. Perhaps it’s from a friend telling you about where to find the city’s best Wagyu beef, even though you just told him you were a vegetarian. Or maybe it’s… Continue reading

Common Sense is Often Shafted at Elevators

Why is it that when some people see that an elevator button is already pressed, they feel the need to press it again? Do they think their fingers posses a magical touch? Or… Continue reading

If you’re the waiter, why am I the one waiting?

I never understood why some restaurants prefer that their waiters memorize your order rather than write it down. Choosing to write or not write down my order or not doesn’t affect your tip.… Continue reading

Charity Doesn’t Begin at a Marathon Start Line

I often hear about people running a marathon or climbing a mountain to raise money for a good cause. While charity and fitness are both great, I cannot see the connection between the… Continue reading

Dubai: The City of… Cities?

Many of the newer regions in Dubai have the word ‘city’ attached to them. Personally I’m not sure if the person naming these places truly understands the definition of the word ‘city’. Or… Continue reading

English is the easiest language to speak badly – George Bernhard Shaw

Every time I try to speak to someone in Arabic, there are 3 possible responses: “Can you stick to English?”, “It’s cute that you try so hard”, or uncontrollable laughter. That being said,… Continue reading

The Atkins diet is no piece of cake

I thought the Atkins diet was finally dying out but lately I’ve seen a quite a few restaurants offer to serve burgers wrapped in lettuce rather than a bun. I wish people would… Continue reading

Why haven’t they put out airplane ‘no smoking’ signs?

Surely I can’t be the first person to have noticed that while cigarettes are unlit, the ‘no smoking’ signs remain lit. There have got to be people at Boeing and Airbus who are… Continue reading

One more love song and I’ll be… not the least bit surprised

Why is that most songs are about romantic love? Some are about happy relationships, some about breakups, some about confessions of eternal love, and others wishing they had treated someone better. I get… Continue reading

Size Matters

Why is it that using big enormous words is considered a sign of better English? Going out of your way to select large words is just a sesquipedalian way of doing things. Odds… Continue reading