sad times  

hubbyontheloose 61M  
225 posts
4/2/2006 5:44 am

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sad times

Is a rather sad SET writing here today. There is a disconsolate air here in Bahrain this week as you can imagine. Difficult to smile when our little paradise has been hit so badly. This is a small country (one of the smallest in the world) and the expatriate community here is a small part of that population. Inevtiable therefore that the boat sinking has touched all our lives. No close friends of mine were on the boat (thankfully I say selfishly) however there were several people Mrs and I knew and liked. People we would say hello to and pass the time of day with and share a smile. Good people who simply were enjoying an evening out celebrating. How very very sad. Those who lived in London in the late 80s will remember well the Marchioness disaster - you know therefore who we feel here now. Was driving past the Bay with Mrs this morning when out doing our errands and she was in tears at the awfulness of it all. Spare a thought for the families guys and gals, they need all the good thoughts they can get.


julie4daddy34 46F
599 posts
4/3/2006 4:25 am

I heard about that on TV and instantly thought of you. It is a tragedy to say the least. Glad to hear you didnt have any close friends or family on that boat, but my thoughts are with those that did. *hugs*

hubbyontheloose replies on 4/4/2006 1:27 am:
thanks Julie - appreciated. The story keeps getting worse and worse. A sorry tale of incompetence, greed and simple stupidity. They will doubtless balme it all on the poor inidian guy who was unlicenced "captain" - poor sod was a simple sailor with no qualifications who just did as he was told - in ths part of the world he has NO choice! Local owner will probably get away with it grrrrh

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