Dubai jails Indian pair for 'sexy texts'
Steamy text messages have resulted in a three-month jail sentence for a Indian man and an Indian woman in Dubai.
Judges ruled that they had planned to "commit sin", a reference to an extramarital affair - which is illegal in the United Arab Emirates.
The unnamed pair, aged 47 and 42, were working as cabin crew for Dubai's Emirates airline.
Their "sexy texts" first surfaced last year, in a divorce lawsuit by the woman's estranged husband.
Crimes of passion
The Indian pair were originally sentenced to six months in jail, followed by deportation.
But an appeals court reduced the term and gave them the option to remain in the country.
The court said there was not enough evidence to determine whether the man and the woman had actually had an affair, which could have brought a harsher sentence.
This is the latest in a series of cases where foreigners have been found to have broken Dubai's conservative laws.
Earlier this week, a British couple said they would appeal a one-month jail sentence for exchanging a passionate kiss in a restaurant.
In 2008, two Britons were sentenced to three months in jail for what authorities described as sex on the beach. The sentences were later suspended.
#1: someone to run out and get you more medicine and lunch when you're not feeling well.
MY secret is I love #### and I believe we should be together. Which may have been obvious, as I'm sure as much as I try not to get all "sparkle-eyed" around him, I SO DO. He is a nice guy, does like me quite a bit and doesn't mind hanging out with me...but on the other hand he makes NO secret of the fact that he thinks I am completely unsuitable for him, does not like many things about me, and will NEVER introduce me to his family. I appreciate honesty as much as the next girl but...OUCH.
Now I'm a strong girl and also quite awesome and I deserve someone who thinks better of me than THAT, so breaking up with him seemed the right choice. And I DID...until I saw him again, on which occasion I forgave him everything. Because duh, I LOVE HIM. But also, duh, HIS OPINIONS OF ME ARE THE SAME. Now I don't want to be miserable, nor have him dump me when he finds a 'real girlfriend', so I have GOT to be stronger, break up as friends, and not go to him no matter how much I want to!
I hate the thought that I won't be with him, but don't tell him that. He and I talk often because, really, we are awesome together and I love to encourage and support him. I would say he is definitely my friend and though right now I have no interest in being with anyone else, maybe in time I can move on and then he and I can see each other as just friends.
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i went out with this guy who i knew "a bit". seemed very nice, very normal, polite.. etc... a bit young, but hey. prior to "going out", we text at least a few times a day. everything on the date goes fine, no problems, but the two days after our texts come to a complete stop. okay, not "our" texts, because i still continued to text him as per our normal banter until i realized he wasn't responding. after three days of absolute silence a two-way text conversation finally starts:
Yeti: Wow! that's awesome.
Fish: its only $10. and you don’t have to marry anyone
Yeti: that is a really valid rebuttal. i might have to retract #1 already
And...back to ground zero.
when is it too deep...when ur caring for someone...lets say that person is a 3 yr old patient and ur a nurse or doctor....rite off the bat....our society mades mds more a loof....and rn more compassionate....why is just the system and the work load....
I know sometimes there are times within seconds that two spirts of individuals connect.....it could be in a life and death situation....
but sometimes you may watch an individual for a while or at least I have watched that individual to decied which side I will put them in.....the good pile or the bad pile.....either way who am i?????well I am not certainly god....
but i do think there is use for this judgemental behavior....example....let say your in a titanic situation...but you have a choice to get on a boat with 5 kind people and 2 mean ppl....verses 2 kind ppl and 5 mean ppl....who... u dont know but have been observing for a week while on the cruz....which boat would u pick....
anyways....have a safe trip.....hi....bye...
these are the important gchat conversation i have.
Yeti: we should only work half days
Specca: totally agree.
and people shouldn't be so annoying to work with at times so that it is easier
Yeti: totally agree
and we should get naps in the middle of the day
making it really only a quarter of a day working
Yeti: and food should come out of the wall automatically when i push a button and say: "prime rib please"
Specca: and "margarita on the rocks please…no salt"
there is a cute boy that i went to college with who has recently moved closer to me. we connected on facebook briefly (I LOVE FACEBOOK!) and i sent him a message letting him know what city i lived in and that we should get together sometime...proceeding to leave my phone number.
this boy and i were never really close in college, and i have not talked to him in about 5 years, so for all i know he could be a freak...but apparently i was really hoping he would call becaaaaaause....
wednesday i get a call from a number that i don't recognize but it is the area code of his hometown (INTERSTING!) i can't answer because i am at work and i wouldn't anyway.
so i wait for a voicemail to come through.
this is the point i realized that i wanted it to be him: i proceeded to send the phone number to my friend jennifer asking her to call it pretending she got a wrong number or thought it was a deli or something so we could see who it belonged to.
wanna know who it was? TARGET PHARMACY!!
worst letdown ever. but jennifer had a good laugh.