“Life is good here. Really good. There is very little to complain about. So why do people find so much to grumble about?”
Velvet Garvey, blogger at Must Love Dust, about what she calls the overwhelming negativity held by many Qatar expats about their adopted home.
People really hate it here. They hate the weather. They hate the driving. They hate the rules. They hate the lack of rules. They hate the locals. They hate their jobs. They hate the people they meet.
And they’re not afraid to tell you about it.
When did it become ok to tell a complete stranger your opinion on every taboo topic under the desert sun? When did it become ok to reveal the worst parts of yourself within the first half hour of meeting someone?
Any thoughts on this?
Has Qatar truly become a “magnet for moaners,” as Garvey puts it?
And if so, why?
Credit: Photo by Alan Turkus