Why can't people put their actual Nationality

By Angelo

Like in the place for Country, Some people put QATAR, WHY? and then post queries about the country. DA

another example

http://www.qatarliving.com/node/39309

My name is jonna i am a filipino and working in dubai, I need to go in qatar on Oct 25 for i need to meet my love one there. From phil she will go there and she is havinf fathers visa.

I need to know where can i apply for a tourist visa since i dont have any friends or relatives in qatar.

Thanks in advance i badly needyour help

Country
United Arab Emirates

SORRY , DON'T MEAN TO HURT ANYONE. Please understand by point.

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By KellysHeroes• 11 years 3 months ago.
KellysHeroes

due to fasting, quarter pounder is not sufficient. Opt for Super Star. Opps is that Hardees

By KellysHeroes• 11 years 3 months ago.
KellysHeroes

I admit. The nice thing is when we google Heard & McDonald Islands, we get one place. But when we google Lebanon, one would get dizzy trying to figure our where is that place; Pennsylvania or the Middle East. Now the most funny thing if you decide it is in the Middle East, you can hardly notice it on the map :D

By Gypsy• 11 years 3 months ago.
Gypsy

boogers go to boogie heaven when you flick them away.

"I fight with love and I laugh with rage, you have to live light enough to see the humor and long enough to see some change." Ani Difranco

By Cornellian• 11 years 3 months ago.
Cornellian

Gypo, tell us something we don't already know.

By jauntie• 11 years 3 months ago.
jauntie

Nice play with words. Do you keep your quarter pounder under your kilt?

*slaps own wrists and leaves the forum*

By Cornellian• 11 years 3 months ago.
Cornellian

Being from an island with a name like that is way cooler than being Lebanese :P

Besides, it forces people to actually google it and realize that it's an uninhabited island mwahaha *evil laugh*

By Gypsy• 11 years 3 months ago.
Gypsy

I'm not really Canadian. I'm from Mars. I just don't want to scare people.

"I fight with love and I laugh with rage, you have to live light enough to see the humor and long enough to see some change." Ani Difranco

By KellysHeroes• 11 years 3 months ago.
KellysHeroes

I did not heard about McDonald Islands. Just heard about McDonald sausages and burgers

By jauntie• 11 years 3 months ago.
jauntie

Well at least you were a little bit creative ... I see you are still from "Heard and McDonald Islands".

Have to admit that had me really fooled for a while :P

By Cornellian• 11 years 3 months ago.
Cornellian

Why don't people put out their actual nationalities ? simple...because they don't want to :P

By SuperXpat• 11 years 3 months ago.
SuperXpat

The diference is that C.S. cafes (the ones where ''S'' stands for shisha) can be operating legally!

By jauntie• 11 years 3 months ago.
jauntie

I decided I couldn't possibly post what I just typed (i.e. my interpretation of what Cyber S. is) so I deleted it :P

By SuperXpat• 11 years 3 months ago.
SuperXpat

Apologies for the late reply, but I've been working during iftar hours as a tea boy. No if you excuse me, I'm off to work again!

P.S.: I work at a C.S. (Cyber Shisha) cafe.

By cg• 11 years 3 months ago.
cg

but, man, of all the careers I had to pick ... had to be the ONE that would fail in Qatar. Nobody wears lace-up shoes here, all I see is sandals, sandals, sandals. What's a shoe-lacer to do? (I also have a master's in umbrella opening, but realized early on that that would do me little good here ... the raindrops are few and far between.)

SuperXpat ... any openings in your company for tea kettle polishers? I did that as a student job once, think it was the summer of 1903 (I'm actually 123 years old, not sure if that's listed on my profile).

By t_coffee_or_me• 11 years 3 months ago.
t_coffee_or_me

may be its a home business

If you can't change your fate, change your attitude.

By Xena• 11 years 3 months ago.
Xena

at a computer all day, posting willy-nilly on a website, if you are a teaboy?..... and besides TV's... I haven't seen any computers at Sheesha cafes....;-)

By skdkak• 11 years 3 months ago.
skdkak

U can take it as you feel.

A joke or or serious.. how does it matter. Its my reply to Angelo.

By qatarisun• 11 years 3 months ago.
qatarisun

you say :

" Not mentioning your actual country could be because of two reasons

1. Ashamed of his/ her nationality.

2. Do not understand english much. "

what is that? a jok???... lol...

By skdkak• 11 years 3 months ago.
skdkak

U are getting technical here about alcoholic.

i meant there aren't much (any) choices in this country to enjoy and windup urrself with a few drinks.

Ur evening one peg or two is conrolled by the govt. some day they might even control as to how many times u gonna go to loo in a day.

hahahahahaha........

By SuperXpat• 11 years 3 months ago.
SuperXpat

Trust me, you wouldn't love to be an alcoholic (I've never been one myself, but I've seen a few unfortunate cases).

Besides, being a shishaholic is cheaper!

By skdkak• 11 years 3 months ago.
skdkak

We can only be a sheshaholic in Doha. Alcoholic is not allowed. Would love to be an alcoholic than a sheshaholic

By owen• 11 years 3 months ago.
owen

atlast..friendraj...you made that clarified..:D and coming from you..hehehehehe..

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By SuperXpat• 11 years 3 months ago.
SuperXpat

Good point FriendRaj.

By hjsarwar• 11 years 3 months ago.
hjsarwar

raj s ae ki gal hui .chawal hi mar diti ae

By SuperXpat• 11 years 3 months ago.
SuperXpat

I used to work at a shisha joint, but I was fired because I had the bad habit of smoking customers' shishas (I'm a shishaholic!)

By FriendRaj• 11 years 3 months ago.
FriendRaj

TO WHOMSOEVER IT MAY CONCERN :::: it is to say only COUNTRY and not be say NATIONALITY. you to be make own ideas.

By jauntie• 11 years 3 months ago.
jauntie

:P

By SuperXpat• 11 years 3 months ago.
SuperXpat

(1) I trashed company's tea trolley because of reckless driving!

(2) Oryx, how do you know about my true nationality? I'm sooo embarassed now! I even have fake Greek passport, driving licence and obtained a Greek VAT reg. No just to pass as a Greek!

(3) I refuse to put sugar in people's tea, because I'm into healthy eating!

By jauntie• 11 years 3 months ago.
jauntie

Reminds me of something Billy Connelly once said:

I defy any man left alone in a room with a tea cosy NOT to try it on.

By skdkak• 11 years 3 months ago.
skdkak

Well said. than what kinda tea boy is he ????

Must be a very innovative boy to make tea without any of the your mentioned things.

By skdkak• 11 years 3 months ago.
skdkak

Well said. than what kinda tea boy is he ????

Must be a very innovative boy to make tea without any of the your mentioned things.

By Oryx• 11 years 3 months ago.
Oryx

He isn't a tea boy because:

a) he has no kettle

b) he has no tea pot

c) he has no real tea

d) he has no strainer

e) he has no tea cosy

It is just an aspiration from a humble albanian peasant alas....

Maybe jauntie and I will have a chrimbo whip round to try and help him...

I will knit a cosy and a matching bobble hat in Albanian national colours

By skdkak• 11 years 3 months ago.
skdkak

Xpat is not disclosing the joint where we can a get a cup of tea. We all can start meeting there.

By jauntie• 11 years 3 months ago.
jauntie

or if he's particularly hard up :D

But don't quote me on that - it may just be a rumour ..

By skdkak• 11 years 3 months ago.
skdkak

Thanks dear,

I am with you. Why should we not believe Xpat not being a tea boy. Duz he work in a sheesha joint ???

By jauntie• 11 years 3 months ago.
jauntie

and don't forget the biscuits!! :P

skdkak: Xpats profile says he is employed as an asst. tea boy - we believe him too!

By Oryx• 11 years 3 months ago.
Oryx

that is because you are a cleaner after a promotion ......

just come to terms with the fact that you will always be a cleaner and never a tea boy or a filing clerk.

Neither are you greek you are albanian.....

By jauntie• 11 years 3 months ago.
jauntie

when filling in applications on the internet for, say, erm ... to subscribe to an on-line magazine? or something like that, more often than not there is a box to tick for 'Country'. NOT Nationality. Same applies to a boxes to tick for 'age' and 'gender'.

I suspect it's more to do with Market Research, for instance so's they know what spam e-mail would be appropriate to send you, assuming you have ticked the box to receive such stuff.

Maybe Qatari simply used a programme which was made up that same way?

By skdkak• 11 years 3 months ago.
skdkak

did i miss anything. Where did tea boy and sugar come in Nationality forum

By SuperXpat• 11 years 3 months ago.
SuperXpat

I'm not really an assistant tea boy, I don't know how to make a good tea, and I think I don't have such a good memory to remember how much tea or sugar I'd be asked to add!

By starseed• 11 years 3 months ago.
starseed

looking at the earth from space I don't see any border lines as shown on maps, therefore I can put 'earthling' as my nationality if I so choose... :) - or should I say 'internationality'

By cg• 11 years 3 months ago.
cg

Sheesh. This is an on-line forum; while it may be a place to meet friends, for others it is simply a place to vent, share ideas, get information, etc. Sometimes it's nice to be able to do so (respectfully) in relative anonymity. Not everyone wants to be best buddies and share all their most personal details with all QLers.

I mean, come on, do you really think I'm a shoe lacer from Aruba? LOL!

By skdkak• 11 years 3 months ago.
skdkak

Not mentioning your actual country could be because of two reasons

1. Ashamed of his/ her nationality.

2. Do not understand english much. Here i mean, person would actually translate the meaning of each word and end up in writing a completly different answer.

By qatarisun• 11 years 3 months ago.
qatarisun

I like your dancing cat...lol...

Angelo.. for the same reason why they don’ t want to put their real names , exact age, place of work, salary, and other private things... does it matter in our case??? In Canada even in your CV you don’t have to indicate your nationality, age, religion, etc. Why we must do it here? No, if somebody wants –go ahead, why not?

I personally wouldn't like to announce my "nationality"..specially since I don't really identify myself this way anymore (let's say, somebody was born in one country, then in age of 2-3 moved with the parents to other country, and adopted the culture of this new country...)

... as for the "country", i have lived in so many of them... which one to choose for my QL profile? I have chosen Qatar.. anything wrong with that???

By smoke• 11 years 3 months ago.
smoke

dont see why people are so bothered about it..as for me i too thought "country" means country of residence...it doesnt say "nationality" else i would have put mine. :)

By ngourlay• 11 years 3 months ago.
ngourlay

It doesn't matter does it?

If you get worked up about whether 'country' on someone's discussion board profile means nationality or location, you need to sit down and have a nice cuppa.

By coolquietman• 11 years 3 months ago.
coolquietman

probably as kelly said they forget or else they dont want to reveal themselves or else they arent proud of it and want to conceal it in order to maintain a double identity.

.do it right - the first time!

By KellysHeroes• 11 years 3 months ago.
KellysHeroes

I have raised this issue long time ago. Guess many QLer get confused and think Country means Country of Residence.

By Angelo• 11 years 3 months ago.
Angelo

That is why the guy who posted a thread - Road Rage & Malicious Fines - twice, mentions that he has been in the Country for 6 months and mentions "Country" as Qatar.

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