on a hot summer day when standing in the kitchen is unbearable let alone cooking…
Pa: aj khanay mai kia hai? whats for lunch today?
Ma: mattar gohst. mutton and peas
Pa: aur jis nay gosht nai khana woh kia khaaye? and who doesnt want to eat mutton?
Ma: woh mattar khaaye. they can have peas
Me: aur jis nay mattar nai khanay woh? and those who dont want to have peas?
Ma: woh apna sar khaaye! they can have their brain!
me (in a nostalgic tone): i so want to go back to my alevels days…
brother: start being dumb again
me: what? that was the only time when i wasnt!
me: salam, A say baat kerni thi…
A’s bro: ya sure, hold a sec
me waiting for many seconds while theres a lot of screaming and shouting on the other line. finally A comes on the line
me: eerr hallo?
A : (shouts) dont wana talk to anyone right now, BYE!
hangs up the line
me: okaay….bye…..whatever! hmpf!
mubi: how could this be? can life ever be fair? hmpf!
Ma: why what happened?
mubi: its only 10: 55 am !!
Ma:( trying to be funny) hmm now thats tragic! tch tch! aisa roz roz nahi hona chahiyay
mubi: m not joking! can you believe it? they cant even be a little punctual !
Ma: (sees discomfort and annoyance) eerr are you expecting someone?
mubi: WAS! i was expecting someone but no! its either early or late.hardly ever on time!
Ma: omG…is it one of your imaginary friends from the past?
mubi: (looks at ma weirdly) what? NO ! are you sure you are alright?
Ma: i think i should be asking that !
mubi: well in that case no i am not alright. life is so not fair
Ma: yes you just said that…but i want to know more about who came early…
mubi: the light ma, the light! these wapda people will never learn anything about punctuality now, will they? how could they be so careless. if it goes for one hour why is it already back at 10: 55? i dont want any more surprizes hmpf !
and she walks out of the room while Ma gasps in shock and horror at the way WAPDA works…
someone said it so aptly that ” All serious conversations gravitate towards philosophy”