Wednesday, May 14, 2014

What Women Do in Saudi Arabia: They Wait

The way this society is set up in Saudi Arabia wastes a lot of people's time.  Since women cannot legally drive, they frequently must wait around for their transportation instead of just hopping into their cars and driving themselves.  I once waited 3 hours for a driver to come and pick me up.  Many foreign drivers are brought into the country just to drive women around.  Often drivers can be seen waiting outside malls where women shop, waiting to take them to their next destination.   Not allowing women to drive in Saudi Arabia is extremely inefficient for this society, among other things.


William Kendall said...

It's a cultural peculiarity that I don't understand.

I rather like that building.

Jerry Mc Kenna said...

I guess the Saudi elite loves spending extra money.

Anonymous said...

No Jerry, the Saudi elite enjoys making money off the taxi cab companies that they own.