By now, by this point in my Dubai visit, all of you who are following along with me know that I have been out-and-about to some degree. I hedge my statement that I have been out-and-about with the phrase ‘to some degree’ because shopping at stores immediately across the street or literally next to my AL FAREJ HOTEL do not really count much as to being out-and-about. To be honest these shopping expeditions have been made out of pure necessity. Either I go out and get water or I die. Either I go out and get rehydration salts or I could be in serious medical condition. Either I go out and get Scotch Brand Tape or I will ___________ ( I am at a total loss for an adjective so I will default to you to add the proper word. I am not sure I would die or get sick without Scotch Brand Tape) ..
“Good going Captain! You had us all worried about the importance of Scotch Brand Tape in your life!”
I have it. I have got it. Thank you Patti My Dear One. You always say, “Bob L always said ‘honesty is your best trick’.” So I just thought of why it was I went-out-after some Scotch Brand Tape.
” Either I go out and buy some Scotch Brand Tape or I risk having my LENOVO laptop come crashing down onto the floor or I risk hurting his electrical supply cord or his power cord input-port.”
“Captain! Enough with the Scotch Brand Tape. There are other brands aren’t there?”
“Yes there sure are many ‘other brands’ and the shops show these other brands to you first. Then when I ask specifically for Scotch Brand Tape they will suddenly ‘find it’ on some deserted shelf or hidden away beneath their cash register.” In my humble opinion, Scotch Brand Tape is the best. Period. The ‘other brands’ are just not as satisfactory.
Patti! Notice the names of the two shops .. ANSAR. The little boy CHOTO that I met in 1990 in Agra Cantt India was properly named ANSAR.
You can see the Scotch Brand Tape in the display case above. Yes he offered me several ‘other brand’ options and I insisted on ‘MY’ Scotch Tape.
“Yes ‘Zilla?” .. “Why did I have to have Scotch Brand Tape?” .. “I really appreciate having you here with me in my head ‘Zilla!”
I either had to stop tripping over Mister LENOVO’s electrical power cord and falling and / or tearing up the power cord or damaging his power cord input port. I used the Scotch Brand Tape to fasten a brilliant yellow-green shoe lace to his electrical power cord so that I can now see it and stop tripping over it when I get up to go to the necessary room which can be quite often. The last time it happened I solemnly promised myself that I had to solve this issue.
And solve the problem I did. I have not yet tripped over the brightly colored cord because I can see it so well.
Mister LENOVO kept screaming, “Ouch Dad! That hurts!” when I would rip the electrical power cord out of his input port.
Quick Aside: Doing all of these Posts is an amazing amount of work taking me literally hours and hours of time. Sometimes I am hot. Sometimes I am not. Right now, this instant, at 4:22AM in the early o’dark o’clock in the morning I AM HOT. Do any of you have any idea of the time it takes to set up the above photos of why I wanted the Scotch Tape?
I put up an 81-photo Post earlier today over on blogspot after I made a 1-Hour ++ out-and-about trip over to the Hyatt Regency Hotel here in my Al Murar Communuty Number 117 in the 91F heat and it very nearly put me away for the count of 10.
The time has come the Walrus said for me to get back to my local stores.
Water, water everywhere .. And not a drop to drink. Within minutes of getting into my room I went out immediately to purchase some ( safe ) bottled drinking water.
When I asked the hotel staff about a store, they smiled and said, “Sir. A supermarket is right next to us.”
And so it is. In the below photo, my AL FAREJ HOTEL is the tall building at the far right.
Photos of each of the two individual supermarkets.
Can you all believe this! The SUNRISE SUPERMARKET is actually shown on the Google map of the area.
As I said in my Post yesterday, the Google map is flawed. Both the Sunrise supermarket and my LA FAREJ HOTEL are ON 2oth NOT on 18th.
I decided NOT to show interior photos of each of the two supermarkets individually. So the following photos are either in one supermarket or in the other supermarket.
The two supermarkets seem to be connected to one another because at the rear there is a passage way between the two of them. Each however has ‘ its own ‘ cashier counter. Go figure.
As you now scroll down the next set of photos, think to yourself as I do to myself ..
Below is my ‘ water jug man ‘ .. My very first visit late in the evening of Saturday October the 1st he took-me-by-the-hand in this enormous store right to the water. He then carried the two 5-litre jugs to the cashier for me.
I have NOT YET gone upstairs to explore what wonders will await me up there.
This I just Love ..
“Sahib! Take my photo please.” .. Sahib is an Indian phrase and Dubai has an enormous Indian population.
Below is my water jug cashier. I have a 2-man water jug team.
One of my supermarket treasures.
Right up there with my supermarkets is my pharmacy.
Proper hydration for me personally is absolutely critical. Life or death actually. When I begin to dehydrate my cognitive thinking just seems to evaporate. In this condition I could randomly wander in front of a truck or bus or risk many other serious consequences.
“Yes ‘Zilla?” .. “How do I pay for all of these things?” ..”Mostly, but not entirely with, cash.”
‘MY’ Bank ATM.
3.65 UAE Dirhams = 1 US $
5 UAE Dirhams = 1.37 US $
10 UAE Dirhams = 2.74 US $
50 UAE Dirhams = 13.70 US $
100 UAE Dirhams = 27.40 US $
200 UAE Dirhams = 54.80 US $
500 UAE Dirhams = 136.99 US $
Well what have I forgotten.
Got it! I have completely forgotten to go to bed tonight.
Whew! Two really significant Posts today, Saturday, October the 8th, 2016.
Well Patti .. Here is another Post for you to proof read.
With Joy .. Cap
- OCT 7, 16 .. AN AMAZING STREET SIGN / INFORMATION BOARD
- OCT 12,16 .. TO FEEL GOOD .. DO GOOD