Friday

QA: The Smell of That Burning Thing...

Yesterday, I stopped by the rental company to change the puntured tyre. Wait a minute.. is it 'tyre'or 'tire'.. lemme check ...

According to dictionary.com, both can be used for the same meaning, a covering on the wheel. "Tyre" is chiefly British. So, since I am a British educated, let's use "tyre". :-))

Our company rented few cars from sole-distributer of Toyota in Qatar, Abdullah Abdul Ghani, or widely known as "AAA". Myself and JS went to the Rent A Car section around 7.30am.





We met a representative and told him we wanted to change three tyres, not just the one punctured. The two front tyres were bald...no trace of thread at all. Quite dangerous to drive.

He wrote somthing on a sticky note and ask us to go to the workshop down the airport road. Now we knew that no wonder everytimewe asked them tochange the tyres, they didn't want to do it. They don't want to bring the car to the workshop, they want us to do it!! Duuuhhhh!!! Lazy punye orang!


We were greeted by a worker of an Indian origin. From Kerala. Picture below showing him balancing the new tyre for the car. He is very nice. Never get his name though. He toldme that he has been in Doha for the last seven years if I am not mistaken. Left wife and kids in Kerala. Every two years, he will go back fro six months. This is the case with majority of blue collar workers in Doha. They signed a two-year contract with their sponsors, normally unable to change sponsors during this time. Meaning that if they find a better job in Doha, they cannot go and work there. Come to think about, I feel sad for them. But what to do, that's life.

This Keralite kept on asking me to get him a visa to Malaysia to work. :-))



Detaching the tyre from the rim...very easy with that machine!


The sand tyre.. Now I know this is the tyre used by those 4WD on sand dune expedition. And guess what, this particular sand tyreis made in Indonesia....




Since we were at the workshop, I asked the Keralite worker to tighten up the plastic covering under the engine. This loose plastic has been making a noise everytime we drove the car past the road-hump.



One mission accomplished. Get to the office an hour late, but then, who cares. Reached office with sweat all over me - what a hot and very humid day!!! Worse than Malaysia!!!! Lucky Thursday is the last day of the week! Weekend's here...yiippppeeee......

~ MT @ Qatar
~~ Ibn Mahmoud, Doha

~ ToTravel Is To Discover Oneself ~

2 comments:

zali said...

Hi there!
Thanks for visiting my blog. Anyway, nanti leh jd member kat Doha yer...

zali said...

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