Everyone should develop and use common courtesy and respect for others, regardless of what country, region, state, or city. There is way too much rudeness, nasty language (and gestures) and lack of respect. The Golden Rule is still the best way to conduct yourself.
A BRITISH Man has been sentenced to two months in jail after giving an airport worker “the finger” in Dubai.
of London reports that Paul Anthony a 34-year-old British man has been arrested and sentenced to two months in jail for showing the finger to a woman worker at the Dubai airport. He got into a row with a woman airport employee when she reportedly refused to let him use a customer services desk phone. He ‘cursed’ the woman in front of her colleagues and then thrust his middle finger in her face as he passed through border controls.
A Dubai court source said: “Brits have often fallen foul of decency laws but no one’s been arrested this quickly.”
He was convicted of indecency and insulting the employee. He, however, pleaded not guilty and launched an appeal. Court officials said Anthony worked for the UN and was planning a stopover in Dubai en route from an unnamed Asian country.
As we said earlier – If you travel to any country, obey the rules. If you had a house guest, would you want that guest insulting your children?
Remember when you travel, you are in a sense an ambassador of your country of residence, and as such any behavior is representative of your country.