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(ArabNews)   In Saudi Arabia, taking care of your elderly parents involves dumping them in front of hospitals and speeding away   (arabnews.com) divider line 86
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2005-02-02 08:56:41 PM  
thanks for the tip,,,
 
2005-02-02 09:01:23 PM  
Farking savages.

What? Have they no dog tracks?

Geez.
 
2005-02-02 09:03:19 PM  
It's stories like this that make me thankful that I live in a country that has ice floes.
 
2005-02-02 09:04:31 PM  
Do they at least slow down as they drive by the hospital?
 
2005-02-02 09:08:32 PM  
"After officials had a long, generally unpleasant discussion with Waleed, he reclaimed his mom.

Not all of the elderly are so lucky."
--
I'm sure she's being treated like gold now that she's back home.
 
2005-02-02 09:09:05 PM  
Idiots, that's what lifeboats are for.
 
2005-02-02 09:14:33 PM  
This is terrible.
And from what I have seen (which ain't much but more than most, I reckon) America is no better.
Horrifying the way we treat our elders...
 
2005-02-02 09:46:08 PM  
old people get treated like shiat everywhere. i cant believe some of the stuff that gets greenlit.
 
2005-02-02 10:04:40 PM  
Mmmm, disposable relatives.
 
2005-02-02 10:07:33 PM  
 
2005-02-02 11:04:36 PM  
is there anyway we can do the same to that ackward bass kingdom of losers?
 
2005-02-02 11:05:16 PM  
Yeah, those danged A-rabs...

They should at least have the decency to leave their unwanted elderly in a negligent rest home where they await abuse, bed sores, and mental illness as the result of neglect, like we decent Amuricans do.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2005-02-02 11:13:43 PM  
Not knowing any women who will let me impregnate them, I probably won't have any family to mistreat me. I'll be the one of those people whose body is discovered at home after it has been dead for several years. Thank me, everybody, for reducing health care costs.
 
2005-02-02 11:23:13 PM  
ZAZ
heh,,,i was thinking the same thing. when i am old have my bills debited from my account---i doubt anyone would notice me.
 
2005-02-02 11:37:24 PM  
ZAZ

Thank you for your altruistic sacrifice. You are a hero.

/my health insurance is going up 30% this year, after a 20% increase last year. OUT OF CONTROL.
 
2005-02-02 11:42:59 PM  
ZAZ

Keep a few cats and save your neighbours from the smell of decomposition, particularly in a hot climate.
 
2005-02-02 11:56:14 PM  
"...and these guy's are our allies?!" in 4...3...2...1.....
 
2005-02-02 11:56:30 PM  
Happens all the time in this country too....
 
2005-02-02 11:56:37 PM  
decay of society. Give or take 500 - 1400 years (pick and choose the eras) when you had clans into subsequent tribes, where family (i.e. elders) were respected, and honor was valued and all that chivalric good stuff.
 
2005-02-02 11:57:01 PM  
revenge of the orphans!
 
2005-02-02 11:57:12 PM  
(usa)
 
2005-02-02 11:58:27 PM  
voodoochild: That's not really true. In many parts of the world, the elderly are quite integrated into the immediate family. It is not uncommon for an elderly person to move back in with their children when they can no longer take care of themselves.
 
2005-02-02 11:59:57 PM  
LostPharoah, yeah but back then, surviving to the ripe old age of 50 or 60 actually meant something, it meant you were really smart or really tough or both, and you had a lifetime's worth of knowledge to impart on your progeny that could not easibly be accessed on books or the internet.

Personally I spring for the Soylent Green option.
 
2005-02-03 12:05:49 AM  
I'll have to remember this. My parents did the same thing to me when I was 13 and had appendicitis. As soon as I track them down, it's payback time.

/Insert sarcasticon, please. Mine is not working due to overuse.

/I miss Rodney.
 
2005-02-03 12:11:37 AM  
Obviously all Saudi's.... actually all arabs...... well, actually all muslims, are disrespectful to their families.

I also hear they eat their children when they speed off from dumping their elderly....... they then wipe their hands on the American flag.

Damn Muslims.

We really should just kill their men and convert them to christianity.....
 
2005-02-03 12:11:44 AM  
My gramma in her 80's still makes the best tortillas in the world & makes a pot of beans everyday. She has had 2 strokes & keeps her own house & loves my nephews & nieces & all of us who love her even though she can't remember our names or even recognise us sometimes.
She prays to god everyday to keep us safe from harm & attends every service, we all take turns.
I won't make any blanket assumptions about the arab people from this story because I know many middle eastern families who respect & love thier elders(gramma food from any country rox) just as much as I do.

& robinalexa if u don't like to threadjack than don't, you whore.
 
2005-02-03 12:14:43 AM  
In Saudi Arabia Hospitals dump your parents in front of you

/got nothing
 
2005-02-03 12:16:37 AM  
The Saudis are a role model for the United States! After all, they're with us in the "War Against Terror" right? Right? Guys?
 
2005-02-03 12:17:09 AM  
consdubya

Obviously all Saudi's.... actually all arabs...... well, actually all muslims, are disrespectful to their families.

I also hear they eat their children when they speed off from dumping their elderly....... they then wipe their hands on the American flag.

Damn Muslims.

We really should just kill their men and convert them to christianity.....


Now yer speakin' my language, consdubya.
 
2005-02-03 12:18:20 AM  
In America, taking care of your baby involves- getting pregnent and dumping the baby in front of hospitals and speeding away

stuff happens everywhere
 
2005-02-03 12:19:37 AM  
Homer: Shut up dad, or we'll put you in an old folks home.
Grandpa: You already put me in an old folks home!
Homer: Ok, we'll put you in the one we saw on 60 Minutes.
Grandpa: I'll be good.
 
2005-02-03 12:20:32 AM  
cruel bastards... i hope their kids do the same or worse when they grow older.
 
2005-02-03 12:21:28 AM  
Isn't that punishable by death (like every other crime in saudi arabia)?
 
2005-02-03 12:22:52 AM  
passiveapathy

LOL, LOOP
 
2005-02-03 12:22:55 AM  
Zaz is a freakin hero.
 
2005-02-03 12:23:54 AM  
Parents do this to kids too. I watched a documentary the other day about a kid named Joe Durt (I think) that this happened to.
 
2005-02-03 12:24:03 AM  
In the USA, taking care of your elderly parents involves dumping them in a nursing home and speeding away
 
2005-02-03 12:24:28 AM  
Sweet, we're gonna be doing this when Social Security reform goes through.
 
2005-02-03 12:24:43 AM  
Maybe you should learn about the culture before stereotyping it based on one article.

Arab culture values elders far more than in the West, where it's common for parents to be living with their sons/daughters well into adulthood.

I wonder how Arabs respond when they read about 13 year old girls dumping their babies in dumpsters, or leaving them in 7-11 bathrooms? Savage Americans.

Sucks when you're on the other side of the idiocy, doesn't it?
 
2005-02-03 12:24:47 AM  
Calm down people. This article mentions 3 incidents. This is a totally uncommon thing in Arab society. Caring for your parents, even after they go senile and wet the bed, is socially obligatory. That's why there are no senior citizen homes in most Arab countries, even the really wealthy ones.
 
2005-02-03 12:25:43 AM  
bedouin--are you yarabi?
 
2005-02-03 12:26:16 AM  
cydcharisse

Parents do this to kids too. I watched a documentary the other day about a kid named Joe Durt (I think) that this happened to.

Yes that was a tearjerking historical document

/shouldn't be obscure
 
2005-02-03 12:29:56 AM  
methinks some of us need to increase the boost on the ol' sarcasm detector.
 
2005-02-03 12:33:30 AM  
the main difference between saudi arabian hospitals and those in the us being that here they'd just throw them back on the street. and just wait until bush finishes destroying social security.
 
2005-02-03 12:34:07 AM  
coming to a neioghborhood near you in the not tooo distant future...count on it
 
2005-02-03 12:40:21 AM  
unless society has changed, I remember growing up being taught that the Japanese are the most respectful of their elderly. But what is going on here is basically the same thing we do in America only we call it "managed care"
 
2005-02-03 12:42:36 AM  
IbeaBonehead:

2005-02-03 12:34:07 AM IbeaBonehead

coming to a neioghborhood near you in the not tooo distant future...count on it



Yeah, I hear you, I am worried what to do about my parents when they go downhill. They are already in their 60's......

/Not near any ice floes....
 
2005-02-03 01:00:20 AM  
Can I get a Nelson with a "Ha-ha" up in here?
 
2005-02-03 01:07:04 AM  
I like her groundhogs.

At least they don't drop their parents off at a hospital and drive away.
 
2005-02-03 01:08:12 AM  
No different than what happens here.
 
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