Ooops!

I honestly didn’t notice the sign as we zoomed by in the car.  I just saw all these policemen congregated and snapped the photo.  I learned later that this was the place where the public beheadings take place.

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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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7 Responses to Ooops!

  1. For DC Confidential –
    I apologise if the comments might seem a bit off color or offensive. We are not trying to be disrespectful or insensitive. I think that we who have been transplanted here have to maintain our sense of humor, even in the face of uncomfortable situations. If we didn’t, I don’t think many of us would be able to survive in this culture.

  2. There’s something a little surreal about casual blog comments regarding a place where criminals have their heads cut off. Of course, I guess it would be no different if I took a tour of a prison and took a picture of a lethal injection chamber. Still… Yikes!

  3. Hi Umm Ibrahim!
    Wow – I had heard that! Do you have any photos? But I guess at the end of the day, a chopping block is a chopping block!

  4. Umm Ibrahim says:

    Oooh… the beheadings place in Riyadh is so much nicer! 😆

  5. Hi Ab and PJ –
    I wasn’t sure if I should post it, but I think it’s ok since it really doesn’t show anything questionable. Thanks for your comments!

  6. PJ says:

    That’s a very typical daily blogger quandry I think. I did an oops myself the other day. I was photographing an ofice building and a very concerned man drove up to me and told me in no uncertain terms that I should stop what I was doing before someone from the FBI or IRS caught me. I was stunned. I guess it’s one of those things you just have to learn as you go along. Doing a daily blog can teach you a lot about how the world works.

  7. Ab says:

    Be safe Susie of Arabia! You don’t want your actions to land you there as a convict 😮

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