Sunday, June 27, 2021

List of places for 'vaccinated' residents in Kuwait

Sadly,  the discrimination towards those that haven't received their vaccines has been began and they will not be allowed into most places even though most have registered months ago. I registered in March and didn't receive anything from the government, my company was able to get vaccinated due to the kindness from KOC towards their subcontractors. We received our first does of Oxford last Thursday, I was wishing for Pfizer but I wasn't about to turn down anything that came my way.

Most people that I know aren't vaccinated, besides the Kuwaitis. It's going to be a long summer and the psychological stress of this will take its toll soon enough. 

Monday, June 14, 2021

American Mattress Kuwait is not American Mattress from USA!

My mom had been  telling me for years about the mattresses from American Mattress thinking the store was a branch of the US brand. I finally decided to get one of the beds from the Fahaheel location. When looking at the beds I asked if they were from the US and the salesman assured me they were. I ended up buying what I thought was a 'Dream Cloud' model for 450 KD.

It was delivered a few days later and it was not like the store model. It was so tall I couldn't reach the floor and felt like wood. I couldn't even sleep on it and had to use my daughter's bed. I went back the next day and explained to the salesman what had happened and that the bed was too high, I chose a more expensive model adding another 50 KD. The store was great about returning the bed and delivered my 'Majestic' mattress a few day later. 

Unfortunately the same height problem and it didn't feel right. My mom contacted the US branch and I contacted them on Instagram. They told my mom they don't have a branch outside of USA and via Instagram they told me the same thing and was concerned about the name confusing people into believing they were one in the same. I messaged the salesman and told him my concerns and that they aren't affiliated with the US branch and that was fraud because most people think they are American mattresses from USA. 

I went back to the branch and explained I wanted my money back because the whole idea of it being an American related brand was a lie and the mattress wasn't the same product from USA. He got a manager on the line and that's when they back tracked on saying the Kuwait store is related to USA once I told him I had contact with the American branch. He said 'oh, well it's a Kuwait name' and I told him they were deceiving people into believing the products were from USA and charging them high prices. In the end I got my money back but it was a horrible experience.

Kuwait Brand

Actual American brand

There are actual American brands 'Dream Cloud' and Majestic but they aren't the same. Everyone is free to buy what they want, this is just my experience so others won't have to face the same problem and for those who are not familiar with the situation will have a better understanding. Buyer Beware.

I went back to my IKEA mattress for now, if I decide to purchase a mattress I will shop at West Elm, Pottery Barn or The One.