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Debt and Death in the Gulf

 
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scot47



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:19 pm    Post subject: Debt and Death in the Gulf Reply with quote

http://dohanews.co/uk-probes-suicide-of-expat-trapped-in-qatar-over-debt/
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gregory999



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scotty, your title of the post should read "Debt and Suicide in the Gulf".

People commit suicide everywhere because of dept., not only in Qatar or the Gulf.
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johnslat



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately, there's not an "Everywhere" forum. Very Happy

I'll bet I know which "dept.." Human Resources, right? Very Happy

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John
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izmigari



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the stupidest things one can do in ANY Gulf country is take out a credit card! In a region where a cross look or an impulsive throwing up of a digit in the heat of the moment in the direction of one of their sacred nationals can get you jailed or straight-up deported, you have to have more than few screws loose to become indentured to a Gulf bank's plastic.

It wouldn't surprise me in the least if the subject individual didn't have one or more issued in his name. Unfortunately, there's something in those Gulf waters that make people think that the rules that apply to mere mortals no longer apply to them.
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scot47



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is called ALLITERATION, dude !

D..........and D.......................


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izmigari



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

scot47 wrote:
It is called ALLITERATIION, dude !

D..........and D.......................


Let me guess...Dumb and Dumber? 😜

Question: How can you teach alliteration to the illiterate?
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Blackbear



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

izmigari wrote:
scot47 wrote:
It is called ALLITERATIION, dude !

D..........and D.......................


Let me guess...Dumb and Dumber? 😜

Question: How can you teach alliteration to the illiterate?


Help to make them literate first? Then do the details - if you can meet the challenge. Rolling Eyes

I say this from the perspective of an expat who still does not "get" the nuances of American, or British, or Canadian, or Australian humor - even though I have lived in all of those countries.

Teaching English is tough (partially) because of it's nuances... BUT, don't subtly admonish the locals because they don't "get" your English lessons - and thus are considered illiterate. They are literate (in their language) - but if they are not English literate then that is YOUR job to change that. Why else are you employed as an EFL/ESL instructor? Rolling Eyes
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izmigari



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blackbear wrote:
izmigari wrote:
scot47 wrote:
It is called ALLITERATIION, dude !

D..........and D.......................


Let me guess...Dumb and Dumber? 😜

Question: How can you teach alliteration to the illiterate?


Help to make them literate first? Then do the details - if you can meet the challenge. Rolling Eyes

I say this from the perspective of an expat who still does not "get" the nuances of American, or British, or Canadian, or Australian humor - even though I have lived in all of those countries.

Teaching English is tough (partially) because of it's nuances... BUT, don't subtly admonish the locals because they don't "get" your English lessons - and thus are considered illiterate. They are literate (in their language) - but if they are not English literate then that is YOUR job to change that. Why else are you employed as an EFL/ESL instructor? Rolling Eyes


"Ding-Dong"! Do I hear a bell ringing? Scot & I were addressing a former secret agent!
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Blackbear



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the heads up! It illustrates my 2nd paragraph regarding nuances.
Carry on with your vernacular..... Rolling Eyes
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dragonpiwo



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 4:02 am    Post subject: erm Reply with quote

Who said they are literate in Arabic?
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Madman



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:12 am    Post subject: Don't get into debt Reply with quote

I absolutely agree that it's crazy to get a Credit Card in the GCC. Even if you run one sensibly just cancelling the damned things is an endurance test. I am out here to make money and save, I don't want the temptations of lines of credit - the consequences of being in debt here are not worth the angst.
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