Wastage of Time !!!!!

We Karachiites are the most educated citizens of Pakistan, but some of our activities are really worse like wasting time….. I was at a Walima Party last night…. The Card says “Gathering at 9:00, Refreshments at 10:00 ”and a note emphasis Punctuality….. Sadly the Punctual Hosts arrived after 10:30…..
How can we become acquainted with the importance of Time??? And when??

15 Comments so far

  1. su (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2005 @ 5:55 pm

    OH BOY!!! we are the MASTERS of time suckage!!!!

  2. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2005 @ 6:40 pm

    That is why I have stopped attending such functions, otherwise when young I would love to attend relatives wedding functions.

  3. Misha (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2005 @ 7:00 pm

    Honestly, I think the “Be punctual” bit is more to try and get people to show up earlier, rather than at the arranged time. As it is, when hearing of the 9:30 invite, everyone will be leaving their houses at 10:30 or later, hoping to arrive in a full mehfil and meet everyone in one go and leave. Even the hosts have given up now.

    On the flip side, should you actually come at the designated time, you would only fine the caterers setting up the chairs and stage and one or two lone members of the family for your trouble. How many times would you stand for this untill you too become one of the late masses?

  4. su (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2005 @ 9:05 pm

    well i do go to weddings…but over the years of practice i have now learnt to synchronise my self with my belated relatives and my punctuality prone dad!!

  5. Gibran (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2005 @ 10:17 pm

    I go for the food heheh… Who cares about the bride and groom. Altough it is very sad when they don’t have that chicken korma thats 2/3 oil and 1/3 korma. Thats good shit.

  6. Nomi (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2005 @ 12:35 am

    I’ll be attending my brothers wedding in January. It will be the first wedding in the past decade and the first visit to Pakistan in 7 years.
    I was kinda hoping things would have changed. Guess not!!!!!

  7. DARTHVADERFROMCLIFTON (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2005 @ 12:35 am

    waste it man . Time is overrated anyways .

  8. zeeshan (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2005 @ 12:53 am

    com on guys dont you enjoy
    driving on desereted raods of karachi when
    you are coming back from wedding like at 1:30
    in the night …..i used to love that espically
    when the next day is sunday..

  9. Imran (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2005 @ 1:40 am

    I think the biggest problem is that now one wants to be the first to try and make an effort to be punctual ñ hence the buck doesnít stop anywhere! Iím a stickler for time, thankfully my whole family is and all of mine and my sisterís shaadi functions were dot on the time. Everyone has to make an effort on their part ñ no Messiah from heaven is going to show up magically and cure this national ailment of oursÖ.!

  10. Zain (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2005 @ 9:49 am

    Hey Gibran, I like it and yes Chicken Biryani as well!! Oh God, I am hungry…..

  11. TEE BEE (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2005 @ 10:15 am

    I think it has become an unnecessary tradition to get to the venue at 10, 10:30 or even at 11:00….the most obnoxious tradition though…we really need to make an effort and make these kind of occassions a nice and decent ones and convenient for everyone (keeping in mind the guests who are being invited)

  12. Moid (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2005 @ 2:22 pm

    u should have walked away from the wedding…y did u dignify it with ur presence?

  13. Ali (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2005 @ 9:17 pm

    i usually ask the person inviting me, be it a wedding or whatever.. is the time pakistan standard time or whatever? coz if its paki standard time, which is +7 GMT nowadays.. i simply add two hours to my watch… :)

  14. Maisum (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2005 @ 9:49 pm

    Love the Kabab Parathas in Karachi’s weddings. Waiting for this is worth It. :-D
    Too bad its not available in New York.

  15. DarthVader (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2005 @ 10:00 pm

    hmmm.. Ali – not to get all up in your buisness or something but what do you do when a wedding in karachi is not taking place on PST ?? .

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