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Another ‘nailed’ maid…this time from Kuwait?

12 Nov

Another ‘nailed’ housemaid returns

Apparently another housemaid has return to her own motherland covered in nails, just like the one from Saudi……only this time, she was reportedly in Kuwait.

Suraj A Bandara reported on Sri Lankan’s Daily news..

Doctors found around 14 nails hammered into her body. Several had been removed after a surgery at the Kurunegala Base hospital. The woman Lechchami, 38, had been admitted to hospital November 9 after complaining of pains.

“Action could have been taken if she complained from Kuwait,” he said. T. Ariyawathi working in Saudi Arabia returned to the country in August with 23 nails embedded in her body.

Ten little things that bother me

8 Nov

My maid bothers me. A lot.

1. She has recently started to pick her nose while talking to me – trying to wind me up? I’m not sure.
2. She sings these gawd awful songs while cleaning and it’s only when she’s cleaning the kitchen – entertaining the cooker?
3. I bought her matching uniforms. She insists on wearing the wrong top with the wrong trousers. Red top + pink trousers – massive no. 4. She smells…all the time. No matter what deodorant I buy her, she smells. I’m actually thinking it’s her natural odour now.
5. No matter how many times I’ve told her, you don’t have to call me ‘madame’, she still does it.
6. She removes things from the bin that I’ve put there – knickers with holes in them. Socks with holes in them. Perfume bottles with a dribble left in them – u name it, she takes it.
7. My son’s name has become something completely different and it sounds like some foreign animal. Please don’t nickname my son.
8. She doesn’t eat. Well, she does bes only pasta EVERYDAY!

I know I said 10 but I couldn’t think of two more. These will be updated in due course.
And before someone starts directing me to ‘rights for domestic workers’… My maid has an ikea bedroom. All my ‘hand me down clothes’ and new things that I’ve bought her, as much food from my cupboards as she wants (even though she only eats pasta-i don’t get it) and is treating like one of our family. She will even be accompanying us over the winter break to the UK!

a random thought

8 Nov

Why is the big red, white and blue country spending billions sending troops to afghanistan/pakistan/ (goodness knows where else) when there are children in africa starving to death.
How is it that so much money can be spent on wars and destruction, destruction that is not actually needed. Why not fix something that is actually ‘broken’? Instead, YOU, yes, YOU being the *blank* *blank* are spending millions on crap, basically.
Michael Jackson was right. We need to save this planet, protect it, make it better. How about by starting with the poor? Feed them. Give them clothes and fresh drinking water.
How about troops going on strike? Refusing to join? Why do these guys keep going to fight unnecessary battles? There is no war on terror. Leave these countries alone and maybe they will leave you alone too. What do you think? You reading this, Mr O?

Human Rights Advert Kuwait ‘Put Yourself In Her Shoes’

14 Oct

Miss Simpson on her way!

29 Sep

Miss Jessica Simpson is on her way to Kuwait. She will most likely arrive sometime tomorrow morning/lunchtime for those wishing to catch a glimpse. She will be performing for the troops at the camps, north and south.
Wish just once we could have a concert for us. Taxpayers money in the states are paying for her to fly here, first-class…good their money is going somewhere useful.
Thank God we don’t pay tax, eh?

Japan clamps down on fat people

28 Sep

I’m not going to comment on this …ok, I am. WHAT THE FUCK?

Japan have now made it ‘illegal’ according to National Guidelines to have a waistline of more than 33”

see for yourself 🙂

I can totally understand why a government would try to make a healthier nation… but isn’t this taking things a little too far?

Tom Cruise in Dubai!

28 Sep

Within the next few weeks, Dubai will be taken over with film crew and camera rolls.

The new Mission Impossible 4 is to be filmed in Dubai!

Preparations for filming in Dubai have been agreed with the production company, Paramount, following two months of meetings and location scouting.

The film will be directed by Brad Bird, known for pictures such as “The Incredibles” which grossed more than $261 million in box office takings in 2004, and “Ratatouille,” which won the Oscar for best animated film in 2007.

The only leaked actor is Tom Cruise so far…wonder who else will be showing up?!