10 stages of a hump day in Dubai
Your alarm has gone off for the fifth time and you’ve just realised that it’s only Tuesday. “How can it be? I went out with the girls last night…” Might be so, Carol, but Dubai has a ladies night on every night.
You spent 20 minutes trying to catch a cab (nothing like the taxi battle in Dubai Marina), you’re now sopping wet and have to dry yourself off at the hand-dryer in the office bathroom. On the bright side, you now have a nice T-shirt tan.
The lift in your office building was full, so you decided to take the stairs only to realise that the 'Dubai stone' has started to take a toll on your physique and stamina.
You’re finally at your desk and besides your best efforts to waste time, are actually five minutes early. You’re also annoyed because the new girl has just discovered Barasti and keeps pronouncing it wrong.
It’s now 12pm, you’ve been staring at the clock for longer than you’d like to admit, the papers on your desk are piling up and now you’re questioning whether you actually need to work. Yes, yes you do... especially as you spend every Saturday in a mall.
You’ve just spent two hours scrolling through the internet only to stumble across Huda Kattan’s Instagram page. You are now planning on becoming an influencer.
After further research, you’ve discovered that you have zero talent when it comes to make-up, don't have enough money to go to Santorini and never cook anything worthy of a photograph. No wonder you only have 214 followers on Instagram. Maybe your job isn't that bad after all.
Your job search has set you back three hours which means that you only have two hours to finish all of the work that you were meant to do in six.
You’ve managed to get all of your work done with 30 minutes to spare. You’re now fully convinced that you’re both good at your job and have made the right career choice.
You're finally in a cab back home wondering why you went on such an emotional rollercoaster over hump day... only one week until you go through all ten stages again.