Monday, May 15, 2006

Odd Saudi news item of the day

An item in Arab News has me scratching my head: Kingdom Delays Plans to Replace Salesmen in Lingerie Shops

From the article:
Saudi Arabia has postponed plans to replace salesmen in lingerie shops, saying it wants to give outlets more time to prepare for the move. The government, which wants more women to work as part of its efforts to reduce reliance on foreign labor, took the decision last June and businesses were given a year to prepare for implementation.
Lingerie shops...in Saudi Arabia? Are you freakin' kidding me? And staffed by men? I would assume this means that only women with male relatives working at lingerie shops can buy lingerie.

Of course, this begs the question of just what lingerie in Saudia Arabia might look like. Something like this, perhaps?


1 comment:

dizzyfatplonka said...

Only on the good looking ones, the rest have to cover up.