Every time I hear the airplane captain says “Please be aware that Kuwait International Airport is a non-smoking airport” right before landing I say to myself “Is it?”. I read this on Arab Times:
A US citizen resident in Kuwait has refused to sign a contract because one of the articles of the contract reads, ‘following a dispute between the contracting parties, the issue will be referred to competent courts in Kuwait’.
When asked why he refused to sign the contract, he quipped, “Honestly speaking I cannot imagine that the law is applied strictly in the country of officials who smoke cigarettes inside the Kuwait International Airport in violation of the law.”
This has triggered a group of Kuwaiti lawyers to stern warning against Kuwait airport for violating non-smoking law, and in case smoking is not totally banned in 5 days they will file a lawsuit. Though what bothers me most is that among violators are airport employees and security (see above).
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