26 March 2008

We love you GDN!

I love the Gulf Daily News (Bahrain's top English newspaper), who always enjoy turning the most simple things into grand scale news reports. I mean, you will not find more amusing source of non-newsworthy articles anywhere else in the world; lets take a look at one from today:

Youngsters go bananas in store...
Wednesday, 26 March 2008

TWO Bahraini youths, who were caught stealing bananas from a shop in Muharraq were released from custody without any charges and allowed to keep the fruits by the owner.
Yep. That's a totally news-worthy article right there.

"The defendants were lurking around in the store before they were spotted trying to steal the bananas by an employee," a Public Prosecution spokesman said yesterday.
Gotta love the vocabulary. Makes the event sound oh so exciting.

"They were immediately reported to police by the Bahraini shop owner after she was informed about the incident. When they were taken to the police station they denied the charges."
Oh no, they denied stealing the bananas; this is getting more intriguing! So what really happened?

"However, during interrogation, both confessed that they did not mean to steal anything but were craving for the bananas and did not have money to buy them." The shop owner decided to drop the charges against them and let them go with the bananas.
Awwww, that's so sweet. They were just craving the bananas, so he let them go. Beautiful ending to a beautiful story.

Gotta love Bahrain. We may not have any live comedy clubs, but we got all the funny we need right here, in the papers of the GDN.

9 comments:

Gaz said...

All of that could have been settled with a clip round the ear lol.

moon-light7 said...

LOL .. I wish all news were of this kind!!

Abid said...

LOL..sounds like the local paper here - Mississauga News

Shionge said...

So does the paper get a split from this banana story ya ;)

Princess said...

it really is all your fault ya3ni laish ma u do something extra diabolical and newsworthy, add some spice to your country or if u want wait for me to visit and we'll just do it together, to add an international spin to it, 5af international we own uuuuuu :P

Woozie said...

ring ring ring ring ring ring ring banana phone

rosh said...

hahahaha! OK fine, it's all subtle crime - bet you wouldn't want to read about teenage girl's brutalized body found in a dumpster a mile from your million dollar apartment? welcome to manhattan. yup, I thought so :)

Anonymous said...

Heh, that's nothing. My cousin writes for Bahrain This Month mag, and one of his colleagues had to write a full page article about ball pens. Yeah you read that right. BALL PENS.

KJ said...

LoooooooooooL ta7sheesh! It's a good candidate for Reuter's odd news LOOL