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Egyptian bewabs (doormen)

Postby Kay » Tue 30 Oct 2012 13:31 GMT

There's an interesting story here about how doormen of apartment blocks seem to have taken it upon themselves to be the moral police.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20098376

We've lived in several countries where we've had "doormen" or gate-guards but none of them would have dared tell us what we could or couldn't do.

This Eqyptian thing just seems to be a scam to earn a bit more "tea money" by accepting bribes not to spoil someone's reputation.

Have you ever lived in a country where these gate guard type of people were the norm, and if so did you feel obliged to modify your behaviour to suit them?
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