Who Stole My Toothpaste

Minto-Gone.jpgA few days back I had announced the addition of Minto Roundabout, being a dentist myself it was naturally good for business as it promoted people to come to a dentist. Sadly these developmental activities were good for developing a green roundabout but creation of a toothpaste statue seemed more like an eye-sore for a monument in Karachi.

Today when I was driving by anxiously wanting to see this eye sore again, was I in for a shock WHO STOLE MY TOOTHPASTE were the first few words that came out. Its been rumored that the toothpaste has been missing for the past few days, I presume its either been stolen or the advertisers listened to our ranting and decided to improve the concept, but whosoever walked away with the toothpaste please return it, as I ‘now’ sorely miss the upside down promotional activities of Touchme and Minto

18 Comments so far

  1. Raja Khan (unregistered) on April 4th, 2006 @ 4:52 am

    This is totally not related to the post, i apologise but i dont know where else i can ask this, being a regular reader i notice some of you take pictures of random places just for fun, i would appreciate it greatly if one of you could get me a picture of Ahmed eye hospital (entrance would be good) in Gulshan-e-iqbal and maybe some of the surrounding area of the hospital. I used to work there ages ago and i had great times just want to refresh some old memories. Please e-mail me the pictures. Thanks in advance. You guys are great i always read this blog. Keep it up.


  2. sarah (unregistered) on April 4th, 2006 @ 5:22 am

    If its so much eye sore, why wanting to see again, & Minto ppl probably thought that;that GIANT Toothbrush is doing nothing much to imPROVE their Toothpaste bUsiness !!!!(should have put both giant toothpaste & toothbrush together)!!!!:D


  3. YO YO (unregistered) on April 4th, 2006 @ 8:36 am

    They might have realised their mistake. And taken it down to fix it.


  4. Faisal (unregistered) on April 4th, 2006 @ 10:32 am

    Dr. Sahib,

    Taking a cue from the words “to thine ownself be true”, and almost hating myself for doing the following, allow me to say that i just can’t help myself.

    “it was naturally good for business as it promoted people to come to a dentist.”

    The above are your words. At the risk of again being called a “grammar brigade gangster”, I think perhaps you meant to use the word “prompted” and not “promoted”. Please look up the two words. There are two completely different meanings.

    I apologise for doing this as I am trying to wean myself off from doing this as it is getting rather tedious and frankly, boring. But, as it is said, “baby steps, baby steps”. Original-anon, wherefore art thou?


  5. umar (unregistered) on April 4th, 2006 @ 11:00 am

    thats the curse of metroblogging karachi!


  6. Fakhr (unregistered) on April 4th, 2006 @ 11:14 am

    So many authors and so less and boring posts! Come on people! Looks like Peshawar blog to me!


  7. BQ (unregistered) on April 4th, 2006 @ 12:00 pm

    thank God they have removed that thing ..

    what i think is they did not define a well planed marketing strategy for this plus the ghrapics ppl working with the media agency are not well versed with the market trend i guess.

    i hope in the future they come up with something good…

    and yes doctor sahib app ka business too chale ga hee no matter what jab tak we have these pan eating habits u dont need to worry pateints would definetly come to u :-)


  8. Darthvader (unregistered) on April 4th, 2006 @ 1:14 pm

    Peshawar has a Bloggg!!!!!!!!!!!! my akhroat brothers and sisters i salute you .

    hope you are all having a lovely week.

    love , peace and Chapli Kabab
    Vader , the Dark Sith


  9. Afreen (unregistered) on April 4th, 2006 @ 1:51 pm

    Now a FACT: Minto people read Karachi Metblogs.

    YEY! *grins*


  10. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on April 4th, 2006 @ 2:55 pm

    @ Fasial – thank you for *prompting* the error after reading it today I accept the error and maybe that choice of spelling would have served better


  11. Raja Khan (unregistered) on April 4th, 2006 @ 4:53 pm

    Either my post is typed in invisible text or you guys are just ignoring me cos im looking like a fool asking for pictures of a hospital. Anyway thanks for the help guys. No problem.

    …But if one of you could be kind enough to help me out, ill be forever indebted. Thanks
    (i hope my text isnt invisible this time around)


  12. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on April 4th, 2006 @ 5:33 pm

    Raja – come on, give some people a little time to respond to your request. Its been only 12 hours since you placed the request maybe some kind person would go out of his/her way and oblige you with the picture, I would adopt a requesting attitude instead of issuing an Order.

    Just my 2 cents


  13. Jay the big J (unregistered) on April 4th, 2006 @ 6:35 pm

    I Wanna place this add in all of tomorrow’s leading Newspapers.

    Missing :A Huge and weird Toothpaste tube with lots of Gravity Defying Toothpaste, Brand “Touchme Minto”. Who ever Finds it please return it to minto Roundabout, We So much miss it’s weirdness.
    C.T. Zens of Karachi.


  14. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on April 4th, 2006 @ 10:58 pm

    @ Jay – awesome – heck I now regret that this should have been the text of my post — ;)


  15. Raja Khan (unregistered) on April 5th, 2006 @ 6:30 am

    Sorry Maestro your right. Im just being impatient. Ill wait.


  16. original-anon (unregistered) on April 5th, 2006 @ 10:08 am

    @Faisal: I’ve been travelling and also (somewhat) lost interest in the blog since finding out about the IP ban for my friend Poo Poo Head. Anyway, keep up the good fight.Nice to check it after about a week and see that I was missed:)


  17. DarthVader (unregistered) on April 5th, 2006 @ 8:48 pm

    is this true ?? poo poo head is being blocked ?


  18. schawlaf (unregistered) on April 7th, 2006 @ 11:01 am

    aagaya aagaya
    teeth a toothpaste agaya
    kal dopahar ko touch me ne wapas lagadaya
    round about ka dobara satyanas karwadiya

    Any ways i think they fixed the ‘ulta’ print will pass through there today for Juma , will post its current status later



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