I know Karachi is perfectly safe place to live in and that is exactly what our ministers remind us in their T.V./News paper interviews. Perhaps it’s the same reason there is never a week when I don’t hear one or two mobile snatching stories at least, from people I know. Yes not from news but the real people I know.
Here is another one for you, a colleague was going on a night shift in a rickshaw on shahra-e-faisal when another rickshaw came close by and a guy jumped in his (okay I admit it must have been a nice stunt jumping from one moving rickshaw to another). Then his mobile phone and wallet was snatched on a gun point. Later, I came to find out he was not the first, few months back similar incident happened to another person when he was going on a night shift.
Two things I wonder about, first, the stunt, was it really necessary risking your life to snatch a mobile? I am sure he could have done it a lot more easily the way these things happen. Second, later the incident became something to amuse about rather then a terrible situation. This tells me how ridiculously we are used to of such horrible incidents when someone you know was at a gun point just few hours back.
In another note, I went to Sajjad’s last night and it always surprises me to see the crowed. I mean, its not even a weekend and the place was jam packed. To eat out, karachitte’s can go to any possible limit. Ahh well, if I must mention, I didn’t like the food much.