It’s hard to explain what it’s like to live in Abu Dhabi. Whenever someone starts a sentence with, “But you would think…” we have to interrupt and remind each other to stop thinking. Thinking logically (at least as a Westerner would) only makes your head spin.
I’ll spare you the details of the motivating forces propelling my mini breakdown (which lasted all of 5 minutes, I can proudly say). In a nutshell: 1. My banking has not gone smoothly 2. My employer still has my passport 3. I have not had my medical/security check 4. We had to check out of our 5 star hotel early this morning without notice of where we were headed next 5. I didn’t sleep much all night before the actual first day of school (like, when students actually decided to arrive).
Unfortunately, not much on that list has been resolved. Fortunately, I’m not homeless. Unfortunately, we were downgraded to 4 star accommodations. Fortunately, the bugs I saw in the sink have not yet traveled to my bed. Let’s hope it stays that way.