Right about now, am thinking how enured I've become to seeing cats, dogs and birds being run over and dying painfully on the streets of UAE. Big 4 wheelers that were designed to glide over shifty sand, fitted with precise and sophisticated navigation systems, interiors straight out of a lifestyle magazine - can do almost everything. They can even squelch the innards out of kittens and not let the driver know.
It was a bird this morning. Flying low and meeting its end on the windshield of a passing car. The driver didn't blink an eyelid. How could she? Her time was otherwise taken up talking on the phone and trying to get a grip on her 120 kmph speed thing while approaching a traffic signal.
It might be children next. Oh wait. Thats already been done. Big assed status symbol of a Pajero just missed seeing that 3 year old who was playing on the ground. Just a case of poor visibility thats all.
So much is passe now. Too much actually. Things aren't getting more complicated. We're just getting to be surface dwellers is all. Rats in a race that ends with the end.
Banal but worryingly true?