Don’t hang stuff out the back


ImagePeople here don’t hang stuff out of the back of a truck.  For example, carrying some 16′ long pieces of lumber?  Hang them out the back of the bed of the truck in the US, but maybe put a red rag or flag on them for safety, right?  Not so here.  We lean stuff over the CAB of the trucks here…. keeping the peeps behind you safe from accidentally running into the long stuff.  Which they certainly would do, having observed their driving habits…….  Just another of the odd things that I’ve noticed here in Dubai – not bad, actually, I really like this idea.  Just different from the US, that’s all.


About DebbieT

I followed my husband to Dubai for a job. Then, I followed him to Bahrain for another job. Now we live in a bigassbus and travel all over the US, seeing all the things we missed before. I adore adventure and hate that wench on the WiiFit. Collecting experiences is my new hobby. I type and write just like I speak - fast with a lot of errors, and they don't trouble me at all. I have a very short attention span, am able to Google for something and not come up for air for hours, I am an encourager, a cheerleader, organizer and able to juggle multiple projects at once.

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  1. Would just like to point out that you’re much more likely to lose the load when it’s positioned like that. Going down the highway at 120 kph, the wind exerts quite a force on that dead zone leaned up against the cab, and likely to break the ropes. Trust me, I’ve had to dodge some sofas on the motorway before!

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