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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

GIT ex

Here we go then. Today was the first time I've visited the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition in four years. You'll be thrilled to know that I don't think I missed anything. But I had a right hard time getting in just to check. They are proudly proclaiming that this is their 25th year, but looking at the registration process you could be forgiven for thinking they'd never ever done it before. I arrived at 10.30 a.m., and the queues near the main entrance were very long indeed. I headed off to the registration areas that were as far away from the main entrance as possible.

When I got to the far end of the building I saw a pile of people in front of a desk manned by two ladies. I could not make any headway in this melee, so I slipped round the back of the desk and asked the lady for a form. She more or less told me to f@#k off back into the queue. That I did, but ten minutes later I was no further on, while a few dozen people with much pointier elbows than me had been seen to. I'm sorry, I just cannot do the marching obliviously to the front of the queue thing. I can't do the 'queue, what queue?' thing. And I certainly can't do the thing with the elbows.

I went round to the back of the desk again, and the woman once again told me to f@#k off. I was on the point of abandoning the whole business, really I was. I approached an official-type person for a little moan about the shambolic nature of it all. Somebody was passing by and gave me an invitation form. I should mention at this point that I have dozens of these invites from various companies. But I never realised how important these things could be, so they all went into the round file. Being given a freebie was slightly wonderful, all I had to do was tick a few boxes. And then get the witch to stamp it.

Gsaaah! Eventually I got to the front of the pile, and got my form stamped. Then I had to stand in a very long queue where operators retype the details from your form and print out your ID card. So I think it took less than an hour to get in. Is that a cause for celebration or what?

5 Comments:

Blogger kaya said...

What do u get when u get all the GITS under one roof?
GITEX!heeheehehe
oh wait got another one.
Mrs.GIT got fed up with all the jokes made of her name.She took a divorce from her husband.
Only now(so corny)She is known as Git ex!sorry im losing it here.
I just realised U are right I forgot the fish.But I was still having multiple ****SMS over the chips,and got carried away.

3:03 pm  
Blogger Keefieboy said...

What are you on?

3:06 pm  
Blogger kaya said...

the sofa right now.Flutter flutter of lashes

3:37 pm  
Blogger kaya said...

dear sir,just to update you.out of my fluttering of lashes misdemeanor,I have been punished by the man upstairs,and now have such a nasty stye on my lefy eye that I am in excruciating agony.I must atone now for my sins,and apologise at having caused u offence,and hurt your modesty.
thankfully yours
kaya
....yeh ummhuh....

9:43 am  
Blogger Keefieboy said...

Offended? Hurt modesty? Doh. Sorry to hear about your stye though, I've had some of those - nasty blighters they are.

Keep up the good work, and remember to put a space after your commas...

2:29 pm  

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