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*Only* in Dubai

Only, only in Dubai, do we have firemen who ride around in a rescue Corvette. The trunk is full of firefighting equipment, and this unit’s job is just to drive up and down Sheikh Zayed Road to rescue people trapped in burning cars.

This may be the best and most valid use for a Corvette. Ever.

HF and I happened to stop at this cafeteria on the Abu Dhabi/Dubai highway, and had our socks shocked off when this pulled up next to us. HF being the fearless one, walked up to the window, introduced himself, and asked the fireman (who was ordering a fresh juice) whether he would give his wife (me!) a tour of the car.

We got pictures and an explaination of everything in the trunk, as well as the goofy satisfaction of telling the nice firefighters (who were wearing their shiny, fire-proof pants with Air, Fire & Rescue Dubai t-shirts) that they were the coolest firefighters we had ever seen.

Wow.

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Big Brother Khalid to the Rescue!

Iman, holding a small triangular puzzle piece, holds it up and asks:  “Kak-kak?” (cookie?)

Khalid, look up at her: “Twingle.”  (Triangle)

He takes the piece and puts it back into the puzzle. A few seconds pass, they are both scribbling on magnetic doodle-boards.

Iman, picking up the same piece again: “Kak-kak?” (cookie?)

She tries to put it in her mouth.

Khalid insists: “Twingle!” (Triangle)

He takes the piece from her and puts it away. They both resume coloring, and all is right with the world. 🙂