Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Will the resignation solve the mentality problem ?

With everyh major accident or to be precise catastrophe happening on/in Egypt. Neary all journalists start a campaign asking for the resignation of the people in charge of the facility, for example now they are demanding the resignation of the Minister of transport.
I have some doubts about such approach or demand.
The minister or the head of any position is responsible for laying down the main outline for work on that facility. He can't be responsile for every single role in the facility. I'll be more specific. Let's take the railways as an example For the minister of Transportation, it's one of many departments under his concern. He can lay down the basic ideas and the broad lines of what he thinks should be happening. Executing his thoughts is a responsilbilty for other people working under him. As the plans gets more detailed, it starts its descend down the pyramid, till reaching the train supervisor, driver, ......etc.
On reaching down the pyramid, these people suffer inhumane living conditions, they care nothing about executing orders or any change that they are told to do. Simply because, their conditions will remain the same, wheter they follow the regulations or not.
It's a problem of mentality of the smaller members of the pyramid. If the big fish were changed, such small fish living in the same conditions and maintaining the same mentality will remain in their positions, i.e: more accidents and catastrophes to come.
How can we get out of this dilemma; It's by replacing the big fish BUT with other ones who are influencial leaders who are capable of changing both the conditions and the mentality of the people working with him . This is a tough task, that's y if such person was found. He should be given the support he needs + some time to prove his worth.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

My Tooth Brush

Today I've bought a new tooth brush. Supposingly, it's one of the best brands in the market . According to the manufacturer, their is an indicator on some of the bristles that would change its colour to a certain mark by the third month. What's really strange, after my first use the indicator nearly reached the mark.
This leaves me with one of 2 options: 1) They are theives or 2) I have a problem with my oral hygiene habits

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Stupid Location

I really want to know who is the responsible ( if any , asasan ) for laying down the plans for urban areas in this city Cairo ??
I'm interested in knowing why are they locating school(S) within metres from houses !!! It's really weired and unjustified. The school presence creates all sorts of problem: noise during the day with kids playing and bells ringing and lots of that stuff; during the early morning and after school hours traffic jam in already narrow jammed streets; if u r living near a secndary all boy school, probably u'll be hearing cursing all day long and u'll find that within ur neighbourhood millions of ahwas ( cafe shops ) are opened and not to mention the drug dealing and fights realted to these schools.
I thought that these were mistakes done by the planners 40 or 50 years ago, but I turned out to be wrong. On visiting many of the new cities, schools are located in the same old locations.
7aga .........
y am I writing this ???

Because, one of the schools beside my home is building new classes within its premises i.e: more noise and traffic jams.

Thursday, August 10, 2006