I return my faulty sunglasses and am told the warranty doesn't cover the hinge. Ok, please show me the warranty. We don't have one. What do you mean? The warranty only covers the lens. Show me where it says that. We don't have it. Confers with colleague. It'll take 3 months. 3 months? So now it has a warranty but it will take 3 months? It is sent back to Italy sir. Ok so a week back to Italy, 10 days ample time to repair and a week back to Dubai. How does that take 3 months? Your manager please, I'm done with this nonsense.
I go to Carrefour and am looking at a mobile phone for my mother. They're all open on display and I ask them to turn it on. We don't have the batteries. So you don't have it to turn it on or you're selling the phone without a battery. Yes sir we don't have the batteries (without looking embarassed at all). So where have all the batteries gone? I'd bet Nokia provided them when they arrived here. Looks at me looking numb. Ok ...Bye.
I pass by one of those small booth stalls selling fragrances in the malls. I ask for Armani Mania and the guy places Ferrari on the counter. I look at him as if to say 'errr and what is this? He looks at me like I don't get it. I asked for Armani Mania and that is Ferrari. Yes sir we don't have that one.
I go to Papa John's to get Pizza. A past experience taught me to request the that the pizza be as advertised (with lots of topping) as last time it had very little. The lovely lady at the counter spoke with the chef who nodded. Some time later I collect my pizza only to return it as it had one piece of topping on each slice where I have to show them the pizza compared to the one on the poster making me look like an asshole infront of other customers.
I could go on, this sadly was all in one day!