Friday, April 1, 2011

Stop or we will shoot!

Salaam Alaikum everyone...

So, I have a funny story.  Well, if you are my husband, maybe not so funny of a story...LOOOL

Since Bahrain declared a State of Emergency, all roads leading into certain neighborhoods have set up Check Points you have to go through.  These are very large checkpoints... full Saud and GCC military or local check points, with our local police and military.  Ours is local, with about 2 to 4 armed guards that usually smile, say Salaams and send you on your way.

Not last night.

We were coming home from the movies, after curfew, at about 11:30pm.  So, they are obviously more alert.  My husband, like most men, have a lead foot.  Plus we were talking so he was a bit distracted.  The check points are new to all of us, so we need to get used to them.  Apparently my husband forgot there was such a thing as a checkpoint to our road ........................

We round the corner doing about 30 miles an hour.  No cars on the road so he was zipping along.  I see the men up ahead putting their hand out to signal him to stop or at the least slow down.  He keeps on talking.  Slow down ... Slow down... (this is me as I am putting on my imaginary break.  Finally, with out fear of being run down, an officer steps out in front of the vehicle as my husband is stopping the vehicle.  He not only stepped out in front of the vehicle.....he had his machine gun drawn!!!!!  (I think I stopped breathing at this point)  My hubby roles down the window, a few words are exchanged and we are off.  I said , "WHAT THE HECK WAS THAT???  WHAT DID THEY SAY?  WHY WERE YOU GOING SO FAST?  IS THERE A FIRE SOMEWHERE???!!!"  He was a little humbled and didnt say much except for this,  "They said they almost shot me!!"

I had to chuckle a little bit.  I am glad they put the fear of God into him.  Now today when we came home, he slowly went thru....hahahah

Life in a war zone......BIG FUN!!!  


  1. lol. Alhamdulillah he stopped just in time tho!

  2. LOL Yes, he did stop. To his credit he was actually slowing down, just not fast enough for them....or me! LOL When you see men with machine guns.....Stop and stop FAST! haha

  3. what???? They almost shot him? For not stopping? Ummm ok.. AL hamdulilah your husband is safe. Gosh.

  4. Salaam alaikum,
    Wow, that's scary! Alhamdolillah nothing bad happened!
    On a side note, I totally know what you mean by pressing the "imaginary break" drove my dad crazy having me as a passenger after I learned to drive :P

  5. Salam alaikum Crazy cat lady,
    I love your upbeat attitude towards life, I think alot of people out there will be inspired on how you cope with your life positively with all the turbulences.
    That why I chose you to receive an award.
    please check



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