Am I the first person ever to fall asleep while inserted into an MRI scanner? The noise and vibrations were so harmonic, I actually nodded off for a while.
She said it was a 40 minute session but I don’t believe her, I think she short changed me. For the first time in 21 years, I had to pull my ring out – not what you are thinking…..!
Surprisingly, that ring section is hollow. I thought it was a solid pin but hollow ends can’t be all that hygienic. I did also ask the nurse why you can’t put metal inside the scanner. She laughed and said it would stick to the sides and never come out. You would be pretty screwed if you had artificial joints now wouldn’t you.
Anyway, lets talk a little more about Qatar. Interesting place, lots of Indians, Kenyans and Philippinos in the workforce. it’s all very very polite and friendly too. Clean as you like apart from the desert sand. If shopping is your thing ladies – there is Mall after Mall after Mall. Very westernised – there are many times when it feels and looks just like Florida. Petrol is cheap, around a quarter of the price in Europe.
Lots of work happening in preparation for the World Cup, a new underground system is under construction as we speak with tunnelling just finishing last month, major road improvements too – but still the place is two thirds empty. I also got my temporary driving licence
You might think that my name is Wayne Thunder from that – but it’s not! I was also not born in 1922. That said, they did give me a 4.0 ltr Toyota to spunk around in, and a 75 ltr per week fuel allowance – not too shabby I guess.
So I guess all that’s left for me to do now is sign off with something smart and witty – problem is, I am feeling neither of those this evening. For us, the weekend is here. Friday and Saturday are the weekend, Sunday a normal working day. So Thursday evening and guess which fool is on watch? Still, all being well, at 8am tomorrow morning I could be stood down for the weekend.
Let me leave you with a little something from back in the day from Goldie Lookin Chain