Category Archives: Bureaucracy

Born again

One of the disadvantages of being an Alexander is the persistence with which people keep trying to change your name; company bureaucracies and hotel receptionists being the worst offenders.   Here in Oman I’ve encountered a novel, Arabian twist on … Continue reading

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Next!

After a day of doing bugger-all yesterday, I came back to the hotel and was given a message by the receptionist: “You must be ready at 7.00 tomorrow!  Medical or something!  7.00 exactly!” Even after my very brief acquaintanceship with … Continue reading

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