Sunday, 11 June 2017

My Sunday Photo - Week 128 K is for Khalas

Khalas in Arabic means enough, no more, STOP.

I find myself saying it more and more these days.

To the gardener who sweeps the path with the hose, water is expensive.

To the repair man who keeps finding excuses as to why he couldn't come and fix the air con.

To the cat who is moulting everywhere.

To my husband who keeps saying how hot it will be soon.

To the bag packer in the supermarket who puts my eggs and bread in a bag with the raw meat and a bottle of bleach.

Everyone seems to think I'm in a hurry here in Dubai, that'll I complain if they don't pack my bags at the speed of light and throw everything back in my trolley and try to get me back to my car faster than Usain Bolt.

Just stop, I've had enough, there's no queue at the till, I've already asked to pack my own bags, I've already said I don't want the free plastic bags each filled with only one or two items.

I had a mini melt down in Carrefour yesterday. I bought a lemon, before I knew it, it was put in a bag and the label attached, after I'd asked him to stick the label on the lemon. It was a forgotten item after we'd returned to the car with the rest of the shopping. At the till it was put in another bag while I got my purse out to pay.

Khalas, no more, stop with all the waste. I DON'T WANT ALL THESE BAGS and I took the lemon out of the 2nd bag and as I put my purse away, the bag packer just looked at me and put it back in the bag.


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  1. Seems pretty excessive #MySundayPhoto

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    1. it is and it drives me up the wall

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  2. Hi Suzanne, that is bonkers! I think I'd learn the word for why? and start using it alongside khalas!

    xx

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    1. there are quite a few words i think i need to use

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  3. That does sound like some very unavoidable waste. And you've taught me a word in Arabic! #MySundayPhoto

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    1. the k is silent, mainly used by parent to their children as in shut up

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  4. Oh dear! That made me laugh, but I can understand how frustrating it must be.

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  5. I get frustrated when we get our shopping delivered and they put one item in each bag

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. chicken and bread in a bag together is a particular favourite of mine

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  6. I hate excessive packaging at the best of times, it's madness isn't it #MySundayPhoto

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    1. what i really hate is when you buy a card in a plastic wrapper and they put it in a paper bag, just why?

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  7. I hate all the extra packaging on everything. My kids order stuff on line that is really over packaged and that annoys me.

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    1. i had 2 car fuels of waste to take to the tip after an Ikea delivery, everything had several layers of wrap on it

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  8. Ugh! That is so annoying! All the packaging is so wasteful. Madness x

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    1. it sure is, i repack into my own bags and leave the plastic behind but they often just scrunch it up and bin it

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  9. I'm not sure you'll win with the cat, but maybe the humans will start to listen. We have a supermarket over here that hand wraps the lemons individually. I really don't need that added touch! #ySundayPhoto

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    1. i'm forcing the cat to be brushed every week, she hates it and me, hubby won't stop about the weather, but i'm not far behind him, i'm moaning about the heat now

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  10. This really made me chuckle as I know what Khalas means and could instantly picturing you saying it...and it brought back a lot of memories of my parents doing it whilst we were growing up!

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  11. I had to notice the waste of everything when I was out in Dubai - it's almost as if they have absolutely no idea of the impact at all. Hope you are managing to cope with the heat... roll on August! Sim xx #PoCoLo

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    1. i'm coping with the heat by returning to the uk next week for several months

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  12. That sure is a lot of packaging for one lemon, I can imagine how frustrating this was!

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  13. That is pretty wasteful! It sounds like they had a strange attitude. Sorry I am late with my comment. #MySundayPhoto

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    1. it's all the time and everywhere you go in Dubai

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