The frequency of police sirens these days has increased for some reason. The sound of sirens has also changed. Amman is coming of age, and with it comes a new fleet of police cars. Strangely enough, the sound of the sirens does not bother me. In fact I like it. The sound of the new sirens is exactly the same as the ones heard in Paris or London. So everytime I hear a police siren goes off, I just close my eyes and pretend that I am on vacation somewhere in an exotic city in Europe...until I am rudely awakened by: "Honda zarga, wasse3 tareeg"