Monday, 10 May 2010

Sharjah Goes Mad (der)

Emirate of SharjahImage via Wikipedia

Sharjah, the place where all roundabouts are called squares, has decided to shut all of its public parks until 4pm each day in order that the general public can avoid being stared at by gardeners.

Seriously.

The Emirate's public parks, all of 'em, will now open only from 4pm until 10pm.


According to a report in Gulf News, Sharjah Municipality official Yaseen Mohammad said: "The municipality cannot accept the responsibility of having its employees staring at women and making them feel uncomfortable."

The closures "combat this threat", according to the official, ensuring that gardeners will be able to 'tend the greenery' in the morning without having their eyeballs falling anywhere inappropriate.

Now gardeners will have to leave the parks to stare at women, a considerable inconvenience for them, I am sure.


The story's here, Gulf News having decided to take the angle of 'furious joggers' in its reporting of the move.

I'm still giggling...
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8 comments:

KJ said...

Seriously who DOESN'T stare!

Stained said...

This is ridiculous....How can they be so stupid to pass such a law. They can't always use the same 'if you can't control it then ban it' rule for everything...
*Shakes head in disbelief*

@KJ...not everyone stares... :)

Luke said...

This is an ingenious plan. The results of millions of years of evolution have just been rendered meaningless overnight.

However, we do need to be careful. If all governments introduce similar laws the human race's very existence may be at risk. No looking = no procreation.

Having said that, evolution is a powerful process. A few thousand years from now we may find the population consisting of gardeners capable of only working between 4pm and 10pm. Sharjah, be warned....

Susan said...

Barking! Can't really think of anything else to say....

Keefieboy said...

If I didn't know Sharjah, I'd say this was unbelievable.

Dave said...

This is the kind of twisted logic that makes me love this place.....

Susan said...

Cant they just put all the gardeners in really dark tinted glasses so they can't see the women?

Susan said...

or better still, only employ blind gardeners. Then everyone wins. Even the weeds

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