why women in the Middle East…

are not allowed to drive.

Long ago, It seems that one of the 17 wives of an oil rich Sultan was irritated that she was not allowed to command any of the flying magic carpets that the Sultan had at his disposal.  She badgered the Potentate until he consented to her taking carpet flying  lessons from a wise old Driver’s Ed teacher the potentate imported fom the Greenwood, Indiana area.

Wife #14 was pleased as punch  and spent 6 hours a day, every day for  the semester learning to drive, er, ah, fly.

When she felt herself ready, she informed the Sultan that she needed the keys to his blue Magic carpet, (he had one in each of the primary colors)and he gave them to her, warning her not to leave his 5000 acre property.

She agreed and went trotting off to the 27 car garage where the magic carpets were kept. Inserting the keys in the ignition and turning the key, she pushed the garage door opener and levitated the monstrous carpet engineered by German carpetmakers, putting it into reverse. She glanced in the rear view mirror at the slowly rising door while at the same time, noticing a smudge on her glossy,  lipstick covered lips.

While reaching up to smooth the smudge, the young lady failed to notice the still moving door, letting the backward moving carpet smack the garage door, knocking it off the tracks and scaring the crap out of the watching Potentate. 

Like all husbands around the globe, he was very understanding about the accident and consoled the now weeping woman assuring her that it was alright, explaining to her that he had almost done the same thing a time or two. 

Still, immediately after she finished her crying, he  went immediately to his office where he issued an official  decree reinforcing the ban on women drivers.

I guess we should just thank God that nothing like that can happen in America.

About geetwo

I am a 69 year old (in 2009) retired I.T. consultant. My wife, Susie and I travel in an RV 6 to 8 months a year. I write a humor / travel column for several print publications on a weekly basis.
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3 Responses to why women in the Middle East…

  1. Cousin Helen says:

    OK, cuz…expect a very legal letter from my lawyer. I’m suing you for libel and plagiarism for using my very true and sad story as fodder for your cheap story about a flying carpet. The only part you changed was the part about the husband being very understanding. That’s B.S. and you know it–you being one of those so-called “understanding” husbands.

    You’ll know the letter when you see it. The legal firm’s name is “Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe”.

    • geetwo says:

      Cousin Helen,

      I’m sorry. I’ll never do it again. I had no idea that was you. I read it in the Tribune’s Police Report. It didn’t mention any names. How was I supposed to know it was you that had knocked your garage door 3 ways from sundown.
      Please don’s sic some freakin lawyer on me.
      I guess it would have been better if you hadn’t mentioned this entry. Now everyone in the world who reads this blog (all six of them) will know who it was.

  2. Cousin Helen says:

    That’s ok…maybe it’ll compel some poor souls who have no life to go in and read my blog. My readership might jump to 5! Hey, mentioning the police report reminded me of something I need to blog. Later, cuz!

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