This whole Valet parking issue is seriously getting out of hand in Lebanon. I went up to Faraya some 10 days ago and was stopped at the entrance of Warde ski slope by a Valet guy. They had a checkpoint and you could not get in the huge parking lot without giving the car.

I told him I am just driving around and don’t want to give him my car and a minute later he agreed to let me in.

I’ve been going there for years and I honestly don’t see the need for valet services. Added to that, the entrance to Warde is also a main road that gets you to the Bekaa. How can they be allowed to block a main road and set up a checkpoint? It wasn’t that long time that we got rid of Syrian checkpoints there and we damn sure don’t miss them!

Moreover, a guy was complaining on the radio the other day that he had to pay 5000LL just to get passed the checkpoint.

All in all, valet guys in Lebanon dress like army men, beat you up if you take their parking spot and are setting up checkpoints lately. Give them guns and you’ll have a Lebanese version of Blackwater.