Wednesday, August 09, 2006


I less than 4 weeks of ownership, I have already damaged my car. I bumped into a pole while reparking the car and following the orders of a worker who was trying to direct me against incoming traffic.

The damage is on one door, and on a rear panel above one of the rear wheels. The damage is all on the same side.

I waited with my roommate over two hours in 45 degree heat waiting for the police to come in order to get the necessary police report that will allow me to legally repair my car. I almost died that day.

The good news, well it really isn't good news just sort of not bad news, is that my insurance company will charge me only 350 dirhams. I believe they cover everything else, but I'm not too certain. If someone believes otherwise, let me know.

I'll lose my car for a few days, and I have to drive all the way back to Sharjah. Sharjah is far away from me, and taking a cab back and forth is a bit pricey. Ugh.

Hopefully the repairs can be done quickly. Otherwise I might not repair the car for a bit!

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