i received this strange piece of news that appeared in al qabas daily a few days ago – it seems that a number of women working at the ministry of commerce, commercial licenses department hawalli, went on strike because their superior forbade them from having breakfast during working hours.
this seems like normal news in the arab world, but then again when you learn that the women’s working hours are from at 8:00 am to 12:00 noon you cannot but flip! 4 working hours!! (excluding breakfast)
nevertheless, despite this rather heavy schedule the ladies insisted on carrying on with the strike and refused to attend to people's’ requests without having breakfast first, turning the department into a total mess – they even described the superior’s decision as rude & unfair! quite cheeky!
if it weren’t for the newspaper’s clipping, i would have thought this was coo-coo’s land! but unfortunately this drama is real and it is called breakfast at ministries!