Tuesday, 29 July 2008
What a Monday, sun ray beaming Mediterranean heat on London letting giving people the pleasure of enjoying a tropical summer before ending their semester this week. In a fashionable habit of last year, a few hundreds of people from the
Middle East have descended up on Knightsbridge in accordance with their anticipated Arab Invasion.
So what do these people smell like? They don’t smell like "Gucci Envy Me" nor sand, but more like 89 octane unleaded petroleum. Finally the Londoners got to see how the money they spend fueling up their cars indirectly ends up being used for. With Shell having reported a $23 billion dollar
profits for 2007 the future is bright as a Sony Bravia for UAE, UK and Saudi Arabian tourists coming to Qatar for some shopping. London
Today The area around Harrods’ was literarily segregated into three world; Beggars looking to snag a few notes out of the rich, us people who did our shopping during the sale that ended last week and benevolent Arabs with credit cards getting more friction than sandpaper used during the construction of a wooden bowl. Bystanders were left with their tails hanging between their legs and their self-worth hitting rock bottom. There was even a nice little outdoor restaurant(not pictured) branching out of Harrods which froze out anyone not a citizen of an OPEC nation or stepping out of a Lamborghini with Dubai plates.
Worst of all is that I discovered that my favorite fast-food restaurant on Brick Lane selling a KFC styled meal of fried chicken and French fries have increased the meal with 25% from the unbeatable £1 to £1.25. I guess the increasing fuel prices and dropping property values have begun to bite in. That leaves me with the option of either growing my own chicken and potatoes or begin digging for oil. Notable cars seen were Rolls-Royce Drophead Coupe x 2, Lamborghini LP 640 x 3, Rolls Royce Phantom x 2, Ferrari 599 GTB x 2, Ferrari F430 x 2, Mercedes Maybach x 2 and Mercedes SLR Roadster.