Sure, things are done a little differently in the UAE than in Canada. Yesterday, the search for a mattress was futile. The intentions of staying in my new villa are coming to fruition and I’m not going to sleep on the floor. IKEA, Home Centre, Carrefour… no mattresses in stock? Delivery in two weeks? You kidding me? I was on my way to Carrefour to buy an inflatable mattress and then wait until Friday or next week for a real one, but decided to check out the small, local furniture shop across from work.
Curt: You have mattresses for sale?
Samer: Yes. What size?
Curt: 180 x 200
Curt: Cool, that’s a mattress alright. How much?
Samer: 650 DHS
Curt: What about delivery and when can you deliver it?
Samer: It’s included. How about half an hour?
Like I said, I love this country.