Diary of ME! Part VIII
Friday! Finally! Again! The only free day of the week. Never got bored of Fridays, and I probably will never. Today I had planned to go with my friends and two fathers to the Computer Exhibition, which I was looking forward to it for two reasons. First, I love computers! Second, I kind of ruined my old speakers and needed new ones for Resident Evil 5 and plenty of other games. I also listen to music while working on the net sometimes.
I consider time on the computer is time spent wisely with a bonus of the internet, which isn’t easy to get here1.
1(I won’t lie, internet is easy to here, but for no more than dial up, and those not familiar with dial up it has a max of roughly 7 kb download ……. regular browsing speeds are roughly from 11 – 56 kb/s depending on the internet’s mood)
When it was time to go, we went to the neighbor’s car for he was going to take us.
You know! Car pooling! We love the environment.
We sat in a Toyota Yari[s]2 and 4 people were in the back, including me. I hope you can imagine how we were sitting.
2(The car was called Yaris, but after the third day from purchase someone broke off the “s”. )
2009 Shaam Technology Exhibition
We (me and my friends) have been to lots of exhibitions, I even worked in one. They weren’t perfect, but they were good and we didn’t mind going. But this time was different. Way different. For some dumba**3 reason the guy who planned the Exhibition decided that entering the exhibition was free and unfortunately the Exhibition is placed between lots of hill-bellies’4 that live there, and every one of them loves free stuff, who doesn’t? But it’s supposed to be a Tech-nol-ogy exhibition for God’s sake! Not a carnival!
3(Here a** means donkey, not butt) My blog is rated E for Everyone
4(Most Hill-bellies are evil here)
Another new thing was the entrance to the Exhibition grounds. When I arrived it looked like someone was giving free Lamborghinis away, but it turned out to be the entrance to the grounds and people were being let in through a door. If that wasn’t enough, some guy decided that people weren’t allowed to get in until getting ……. “wrongfully touched” if you get my meaning. First your chest, your shoulders, your sides and then, pop, between your legs.
After the feeling of being “wrongfully touched” dissolves, you would start thinking that you took a wrong turn and were entering N.A.S.A. or something. Oh my God, It’s just an Exhibition! I mean why would they do that? Who was the smart guy who planned this out? It’s just a Technology Exhibition, and probably 98% of the stuff are Chinese products.
That’s only for the men of course, because I am sure that if massacres wouldn’t be made, they would do it to the women also. Fortunately the women were taken to the side and had their side bags expected.
After getting through the wretched door, which, thank God doesn’t take as long as expected, you have to get a pass. There were 2 types of passed (at least). A student’s pass and a regular pass. To get the students pass you have to look like a student AND get lucky because they don’t give it to everyone that looks like a student, they probably give it randomly. The regular pass needs you to fill out a paper for personal information including your last name, first name, phone number, cellular number, email, occupation, home address, website (if you have), company ( if you have), how you found out about the exhibition, and probably other things; I got the students pass so I had to call a friend to remind me of some of the questions for the regular pass. At least it was free though, eh?
When you find you friends (if you came with them) and meet up again, you have to pass a person who asks you for your pass.
I believe you could imagine the problems that could occur throughout this whole ordeal; especially if you live here I’m sure you can.
When passing the security dude who checks for your pass, you have a chance of being stopped by another person who asks you more questions. To this point all I can say is “This is getting really pathetic”
After all this, you’re free to go! Other than the people who walk around and try to give you advertisements, you’re cool.
By the time you get bored of figuring out how the exhibition was laid out, and where was where, you’ll realize that it doesn’t have much planning into it, nor will it seem that it was divided into sections, except for the fact that if it was planned out, it was planned extremely poorly (is this sentence correct grammar wise?)
Though, in the end you will start going with the flow since it was greatly crowded. They also tend to have strong spotlights pointed at the crowds with blaring subwoofers playing Kurdish music or something like that.
Also if you purchase an item or more, to get out you need to show a security guard the receipt, which the seller would probably have forgotten to give you. Like what happened to me.