All the rental cars in Riyadh are little white Hyundais. They’ve all been wrecked, and many have no bumpers. I often wondered where all the bumpers went..... One day while teaching my son to drive on the outskirts of town, we stumbled onto the eerie final resting place of all the bumpers sacrificed to the gods of speed. Nearby there was an ancient couch, upon which it was written:

“Don’t text and drive assholes”

Although it was in Arabic, and I don’t read Arabic. But that’s probably what it said.


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