lol.. that is what I feel like saying when I think about having to return to my dorm before 10:00.
I don’t think I ever have… well there was one night when got back by 9:50 ish, but only after leaving our event very early.
It’s annoying. I am 25 years old. I am responsible for myself. I’m not crazy and make good choices, and yet my 17 year old sister can stay out longer than I can. I am ready to stage a revolution!!!!!!!!!
It’s a mixture of the curfew and the insanely long wait for a taxi that makes me mad. I have waited as long as an hour to find one and know classmates that have waited for two hours. Imagine leaving for dinner at 6 or 7 and having to be back at 10 knowing that the taxi was going to take insanely long…. Gazelle is not feeling it!!!!!!!!!!!….lol…
But it’s funny because whenever I express dislike for the curfew the Arab girls look at me like what is your problem, that is life, we like it this way.
I’m not even advocating on their behalf, I understand why the curfew exists, but in light of the ridiculousness that is finding a taxi and the fact that there are people who live here who come from countries whose take on freedom of a woman’s movement is quite different (the women have to have written permission from their father’s in order to be able to leave the dorms for any reason other than school at all) there should be some concessions made. I have expressed this and want to write a letter to the head of housing about it. I’m not asking for much but an extension of the time till 12 midnight— which is still ridiculous for me but I know I can’t go crazy with requests.
The girls roll their eyes, shake their heads, and wish me good luck. I’A it will work out.
I just don’t want to step on any toes, but I know the curfew isn’t a Muslim thing or even because of the Qatari pace of life necessarily. Events go on in Doha proper around 8 and finish 11, 12 or even after that. I just want to be able to make it to more of them.