A morning walk can rejuvenate both the body and the mind, but I realised last week that it could also prove to be entertaining.
I stepped out on Sharjah’s Al Wahda Street when I noticed a shop cleaner menacingly waving a broom and trying to crush a cockroach. Every time he attacked, the insect dodged and eventually rushed onto the footpath.
The furious cleaner would not give up. His owner was not paying him to spare creepy-crawlers that intrude into the shop.
One, two, three..all his attempts missed the target.
Exasperated, he took a final aim and dashed towards the darting pest, when it happened.
A cyclist appeared from nowhere, dashed against the “dancing” cleaner and in the melee the roach made good its escape.
This wasn’t the only entertainment of the day. When I was returning home, I saw a man kissing his phone again and again.
“Love you,” “Love you,” he kept repeating, oblivious of the passers-by watching him.
This man obviously either lost his heart or his mind.