Thursday, October 12, 2006

Generation Next

It's a shame we take for granted the things we cherish the most only when we lose it.

Take for instance the surrounding environment, the greenery and the peace and quiet we used to have in our area - Madinat A' Sultan Qaboos.

Progress comes in and brings in the promise of new technology, new jobs and the promise of a better future of which we all hope for and not the noise and racket of people riding their quad-bikes in humidity that ranges between 80% - 95% around the block of a residential area, and a public commercial area that is highly populated at night, and certainly not during the time of Ramadhan, time and time again.

I remember the time when the place around there was nice and quiet and the only thing you ever worried about was whether you would get a parking space, or if the weather during the winter time got really bad to the point where you would get drenched in your clothes and you would shelter under the protection of the commercial buildings.

It's a shame the younger generation seems to miss out on all of this and only sees that fun can be generated by annoying the Hell out of everyone else they pass by with their noisy habits of chit-chatting loudly as if they are at home, or with their loud and rather skimpy and simply insulting loud fashion sense during a religious time such as Ramadhan.

I never thought I would live to hear myself say this but God help me and anyone else who is bothered by such unfashionable out-tastes if we are to live for at least another 30 or 40 years.

I, for one, will never allow my children to become like that, inshallah.