Published: February 19th 2009February 19th 2009
Shopping for Computer Cables in Khobar
We need a bunch of computer cables for the SAC center including a printer cable, network cables, and some spare mice (mouses?). My idea was for Minneapolis to ship this stuff to me. Their idea was to buy it here. Sure, just tell me what Radio Shack is in Arabic. And I’m pretty sure Mapquest won’t work.
Since Glyn had not yet been to Khobar, he wanted to go too. I can’t believe that I seem to know my way around Khobar. I caught myself saying “down this street is the Indian section and markets. Over there are some restaurants. The main street is this way.”
I took my camera, but I’m still really cautious about taking photos that have people in them. Taking a photo with a woman in it is seriously not a good idea. It’s considered merely rude to take photos of men. None the less, I managed a few photos here and there.
And yes, I found a place with all sorts of computer stuff. It actually reminded me of those electronics stores in New York City in mid-town.
Random thing: You know the crossing signs at
traffic lights have a picture of a person crossing the street? Well they are animated here. It’s pretty funny and kind of cool.
By the time we were ready for lunch, it was prayer time. Everything shuts down including restaurants, so we wondered the streets. Outside of one store (before it closed) was a rack of T-shirts. The one on the end was a Minnesota Wild T-shirt!! Since it had a Target bulls-eye logo, I’m guessing it was a give-away at some hockey game. I wondered how it made it from the Excel Center to downtown Al Khobar…
Glyn and I finally found a restaurant that met our criteria; it had an “Open” sign. It was right next to the Thai restaurant that Manir and I went to, so I asked Glyn to take a photo of me in front of the sign.
I headed to the SAC Center to setup for the start of Sunday’s assessment center (#5). I wanted to get that out of the way, so I can enjoy the rest of the weekend. I also wrote up a summary report on what we’ve found to date with the new process. It almost seems
strange that it’s NOT the weekend for y’all.
Tomorrow is a BBQ at Anthea’s house with the rest of the guys. I don’t think ribs and beer will be on the agenda. I have not seen any Famous Dave’s here!
Please enjoy today’s photos.
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