Saturday, October 13, 2007

no smoking at QAIA - huh!

I went to collect a friend from the airport last night around midnight. At least 20 people were smoking in the terminal under large no smoking signs and public announcements every once in a while saying this was a non-smoking area. Not one person took any notice. What is the problem? Do these people (all men I have to say) think that it does not apply to them? Why isn't there any enforcement? You throw a piece of rubbish out of a car in Singapore and you are fined over JD 100, so no-one throws any rubbish! Unless there is enforcement of laws with appropriate punishments people will just take no notice. If the traffic police fined everyone a large amount for not wearing seat belts or using a mobile whilst driving people will become more law abiding. If one can get away with flouting regulations and laws, why not smoke in public, throw rubbish indiscriminately, drive insanely etc etc? T


Blogger Jad said...

They should send them to Afghanistan :-)

We do have a serious problem when it comes to enforcement of law, we either never fine a friend or a relative (even a far far far far far far E^ relative) or we do fine people and we turn it into personal fight.

Maybe those officers who have to talk and fine people should get training from a private company, they should learn to deal with different mentality of people and getting what s/he want without starting a fight.

Saturday, October 13, 2007  
Blogger Dave said...

Aren't local laws and rules more like guidelines and suggestions?

Saturday, October 13, 2007  

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