i have been waiting. i dont like waiting but i have realised that is all we do our entire lives. just look at the oft recited phrase “umeed per duniya qaim hai” “hope keeps us going” indirectly its suggesting that we ‘wait’.
we wait for so many things. as Pakistanis we wait 10 to 12 hours daily for this one thing: Bijli, angerzi mai bolay tu ‘electricity’
my friend calls and says: whats happening
me says: umm waiting…
my friend says: my waiting just got over, lights back yay
me says: no no i was waiting for the washroom to get vacant 😛
so yes, its all about waiting
we wait for electricity to COME and sometimes for it to go.
pop says: what are you doing mubi
me says: pa, waiting…
pop says: but the light is coming, what are you waiting for
me says: pa!! i m waiting for the light to go..
pop says: but why would anyone wait for it to go? we are supposed to wait for it to come to continue our electricity related chores/work etc etc
me says: no pa, ab zamana badal gaya hai :p the world is changing now :p actually i have to ring my friend, so i will call her when the light’s out, best way of shedding an hour of load shedding!! 😀 😀
apart from all this
we wait in a queue
we wait for our turn in an interview
we wait for our favourite program
we wait for our new clothes that the tailor never stitches on time
we wait for a table to get vacant in a restaurant and then we wait for the order that we placed, we also wait for the delivery boy who happens to be lost though hes been to our place like only yesterday?
we wait for our o levels result, a levels, college results and so many other results
we wait for the new movie to release
we wait for some spicy gossip about our exes from our so and so friends
we wait to be logged onto facebook, even though the time span is a few seconds
we wait for the restoration of peace
we wait for the baby to come in the world
we wait for the leaders to change
we wait for our monthly salary/ stipend
we wait for the rain, its raining right now, the wait is over 😀
‘haan’ ya ‘naa’ honay ka wait, then the girl/guy is engaged, phir shaddi ka wait.
chuti honay ka wait
weekend anay ka wait though we know exactly how many days and hours will it take to be a weekend but we go like this
friend: i thought you planned that…
other friend: i have! but i am waiting..
friend: for what?
other friend: the weekend!!!
we are always waiting. waiting for the right time to confess our love to someone, or to give an equally ‘rude’ reply to get even with someone.
in fact, the idiom, ‘strike while the iron is hot’ refers exactly to the ‘waiting’ bonus we get in life.
lately i was also waiting.i dont know for what but i was waiting. my friends asked why arnt you blogging these days. i didnt know. but i think i was waiting for the right time. hmm
sometimes, the waiting for something takes an entire lifetime. we wait and wait and wait for that one thing to happen to us but miss out on the little happy moments of life. sometimes we just go through life ‘waiting’ for something to happen instead of making it happen.
so basically, waiting is the transitory phase we all have to go through to reach our dreams, our wishes, our destinations. the waiting phase, however, is not void of thorns and ugly hindrances. getting through it, is like surviving through a war; losing a limb or two in the end.