It’s funny. Walking in villaggio I spotted the anti human traffiking booth with a board for people to draw their flags and show unity against something so heinous. They hired some guy to wear a thobe and make sure that people know about what Qatar is doing to combat this aroun the world.
Sadly he was more concerned talking to girls. I walked up to him and asked for a marker so that my Japanese friend could write next to te Japanese flag (that’s what people were doing at first) he replies rudely “no it’s not allowed”. “What ? Were supposed to be representing our country in a positive way”, I replied not knowing he wasn’t Qatari at first.
He replied that she could draw her flag on a piece of pape of he wanted otherwise no.
“Where does the paper go?”. “In the picture.”. “Where is the picture being shown?”. He says Qatar foundation. “Where in the Qatar foundation?”. “The amiri diwan”, he says.
Now by now I’ve heard his accent and I know he’s not Qatari. I know he thinks I’m not Qatari because I wasn’t wearing a thobe and he said amiri diwan because he thinks if he mentions the goverment I’ll shut up.
“The amiri diwan is on the corniche and Qatar foundation is by rayyan” i tell him. “This is embarrasing” I follow up with. I look at his sternly and say “you’re embarassing my country”. I walk away.
Now here’s the question. If he really works at that department or mission or whatever it is, then is he an integral part or is he just doing it for a job? If he does care about this mission then shouldn’t he be polite?
Such a disappointment.