Wednesday, June 27, 2007

WIMBY......hawhawahw

Many years ago their was a company called Al Futtaim WIMPY (it may still exist, god knows). Anyway it was located in the Ras Al Khor area and there was a roundabout there which was known by all as the Wimpy R/A or Al Futtaim R/A. Now it has been gone for a while, but we still call the flyover the Wimpy R/A. But Gulf news decided it should be called WIMBY.

Quite fitting for the Arab speaking I suppose. We can go to Wimby and have a Bebsi whilst watching the Britty girls go by in their Borsches.

7 comments:

BuJ said...

MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Usually Gulf News publish the reporter name.. i wonder who is the "staff reporter" muhahaha :-)

btw, when i was a student.. i used to goto that same Futtaim Wimby site at the same roundabout to witness some testing.. i just realised although it was last decade, but it does feel like a totally different age.

Yes, the company still exists, but with the British name Wimpy :P

elle said...

Wimpy is very popular in South Africa, especially with families as they usually have great play areas. It's my normal hang out when I'm home, somewhere I can sit, have a really good coffee and little one can play and bounce to her hearts content. So from now on it will be 'we're off to the Wimby'....

Kiwi Boy said...

LOL! That last line was tres funny :)

Jin said...

I'll never be able to look at a WIMPY sign again now, without calling it a WIMBY!

Dynamic Deeds said...

Not funny ;)

Sandie said...

Hilarious!! I always found it funny. You know why it happens, simply because the letter P does not exist in the Arabic Alphabet. So Blease keeB writing!

rosh said...

I used to audit (yes I am a qualified accountant) Al Futtaim Group of companies, including Wimpy, back in the day (which was about 11 years ago)