Monday, August 18, 2008

"Daddy's House is Awesome!"

After spending a few months out of the country focusing on my new job and furnishing my new apartment and organizing my shit out there, I decided to come home for a short break since my employer gives me two return tickets every year which is great news!

I come home, only to find frustration creeping back to me a few minutes after landing, starting with the arrogant passport control fuckers to the idiots that are blocking the road outside the airport to the maniacs driving cars on the streets. My mind was clear for a few months and was never stressed out even though my job is overloaded and I am busy all the time. It's the shitty environment of Bahrain I guess but hey, it's home after all and I was more than glad to be back.

On one of the many jammed streets, this caught my attention which I decided to analyze and share with you my observations and conclusions...

The idiot kid who doesn't know the value of money (which I don't expect him to at this stage of his life, but will probably will continue not to know based on how his parents will keep on spoiling him and giving him what he needs), the kid keeps wondering how beautiful his dad's house is. Oh you have no idea that your dad has to go through and pay with his blood for the next 25 years. That means until you grow up and get married and have a family of your own, your dad would still be paying for the house and still wouldn't be able to call it his own.

Now to the second point, which is the house itself, there is no way even if hell freezes over that you will find an isolated house like that in Bahrain. It would look more like this:

And of course the houses are stuck wall-to-wall so even in your "own" house you can't properly listen to some music on a moderately loud volume or enjoy full boom 5.1 near-cinema sound effects on an action movie without having the dickwad next door wanting to come over and kick the living shit out of you.

And for such shitty houses, they would set you back around 90-100 thousand dinars which you would have to get 20% of first as downpayment then the rest would be broken down to 300 equal installments @ BD 822 a month (I asked Bahrain Credit for a BD 100,000 house and how much it would cost and that's the figures they provided). So I have to pay 822 Dinars a month for 300 fucking months then the house will be mine. Oh and the Bahrain Central Bank have that shit-ass rule that you cannot have more than half your salary in deductions. That means with those figures I would be paying 82.2% of my salary which they won't allow due to that rule. So my salary would have to be around 1650 Dinars a month provided I have NO deductions NO bank loans and even NO GOSI deductions, which would take the total salary if I only had GOSI deductions to 1700 Dinars a month. So even some people on management jobs wouldn't be able to afford such tin can-sized houses.

You want a fucking solution? Stop foreigners and other GCC fuckers from owning land and restrict them to only commercial lands, not let them own residential plots as well. They do the same for us so why should we be the kind species and allow them to despite our island being small?

The ministry of housing are also shit with regards to this case. They consider me rich and the guy on the other end of the phone told me in these exact words "You have NO RIGHT applying to a ministry of housing loan of ANY type with us". Can you fucking imagine? I have no rights in my own fucking country. I am already enjoying my work abroad and being respected for the value I am adding. Unlike the fuckers in Bahrain who drove me out. It wasn't just the housing, even at work I was being treated like shit so that the whore bitch who used to be my manager could bring one of her "own people" in. With such mentalities, nothing will ever be solved in Bahrain.

If there are no REAL solutions to tackle those problems, I will never think of coming back and not only that, these issues are driving more and more frustrated youth to leave the country in search of better lives for themselves and their families. And yet the part of community who think that all is well and life is rosy in Bahrain have the Audacity to question those poor youths' loyalty. If they had a good life, do you think they would have even thought of leaving?

One final thought. The current situation tells me that only bulshitters and asskissers and those with strong was6as, not any was6as but strong ones, in addition to some expats are the ones who will continue to enjoy the best of Bahrain while the rest will struggle to make ends meet in light of the ever-increasing prices of consumer goods while salaries remain the same. Government gives some handouts or salary increases? No problem! Merchants are ready to increase the prices even further. When the government "thinks" to give any increases through announcing in the newspapers that they will study the feasibility of increasing wages, the merchants bump up the prices and when those increases are physically given after months of torture and degrading the dignity of people by announcing their names in the newspapers like some paupers, the merchants add more increases, they have to make a living too, right? Bite me, motherfuckers.

Fucking mongrels are shitting all over the country and the good ones are leaving. One day it will turn into a big turd dumpster unless we change it.

Fuck this shit, I'll go set up my own business to exploit others too...