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Stephen Jones



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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2004 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bindair Dundat has lived up to his name with his last post.
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Cleopatra



Joined: 28 Jun 2003
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2004 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scot,

i was not "going berserk and blaming you" for anything.

I never mentioned the OP's nationality - or perception of same I acknowledged that you had much greater Saudi experience than I do, just adding that I thought that employers might be happy to have someone who's less likely to get nervous and run at the next sign of trouble.

I still think that may well be the case.
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johnslat



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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2004 8:35 pm    Post subject: Killing the messenger Reply with quote

Dear Cleopatra,
Uh, I could be wrong, but when I read it, I got the distinct impression that scot47's "going beserk and blaming you" comment was not directed at you at all, but rather at aussie_teacher. As you may have noticed, scot47 sometimes lays some hard truths on newbies and on those unfamiliar with a locale they are considering teaching in. He thinks that people should do "their homework" about a place before travelling there (and I agree). And on a number of occasions, those who don't get the answers they would have liked from him, take it personally. However, you don't fit into either of the above-mentioned categories.
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John
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aussie_teacher



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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2004 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone for the great advice. It's really giving me another perspective on Saudi.

Al-Bulbul,

Now that i reconsider my views on Hajj, i probably agree with you.

Mostafa
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scot47



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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2004 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cleopatra

My flak was aimed at aussie_teacher and not at you. To my surprise he had the good grace to accept the flak as warning fire and he did not react adversely.

Thank you Mostafa
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Bindair Dundat



Joined: 04 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2004 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

scot47 wrote:
Cleopatra

My flak was aimed at aussie_teacher and not at you. To my surprise he had the good grace to accept the flak as warning fire and he did not react adversely.

Thank you Mostafa


Flak? Warning fire? To your surprise?

Ms. Patra, are you hostile and aggressive?

BD
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