Dead Dog


I went on a recce two days ago to Wadi Rum. Again. We went in the company mini-bus. It was the same driver I told Abdul I would never ride with again. He ran over and killed a dog. FOOTNOTE ADDED MAY 11th 2016 In hindsight, I discovered the driver is a really nice guy. I …

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My Meeting With Anwar & Anthony & Jasmine


I like Anwar and Abdul but the fact is this company breeds distrust and so I find it hard to believe their motives. Last week, I got a call from a rather nervous sounding Abdul telling me I was needed over at the ATG headquarters (ATG1). Was I about to be fired? I asked him why. Rather …

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Driving Like Crazy


I'm a good driver. Not in a "laddish" sort of way but in a "I see possible problems long before anyone else" sort of way. So when the Art Dept driver quit and in his place a new guy took us on a recce yesterday, I was the only person who seemed to notice that he did …

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Audio Recording (of “Meeting Given Go-Ahead. But No Go-Ahead For The $7,000 Set!”)


In case you wanted to hear it yourself, here's the audio recording of meeting in which Talal dismissed Simon - the director - by calling him a "used car salesman", accuses the international crew of constantly interrupting him (while constantly interrupting them), storms out the room in a huff, and expresses significant concerns about Ahmed. In Talal's …

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