Secret ingredient

On my way back from work, I stop by to have some ‘gunnay ka rus’. A glass of fresh, cold, sugar can juice quenches my thirst and fills a new energy in me after a long tiring working day. I just can’t resist the temptation whenever I pass through that old baba working on that machine.

But today something interesting happened. After enjoying the sweet drink, I noticed a fly in the bottom of the glass. And it was still alive, though completely soaked in the juice and barely able to move. I didn’t know how to react at this. First I got a bit angry but then I started laughing. That’s Karachi for you. What else could you expect from such places? I couldn’t complain much. Still I told the guy that there is a fly in the glass. He just looked at it and said, “oh, yeh to abhi giri hogi”. I didn’t argue with him and gave him five rupees. That’s what it costs to have glass of fly juice, I mean sugar can juice in the city.

Now I am really confused. I have that drink every day. This is the first time I noticed something like this. But what if my drink is contaminated with something every time and I never noticed it before? What if the reason for such a great taste is this contamination? Ok, that was a joke, but still, shall I just stop drinking from that place?

I won’t be able to hold myself back next time I go there, you know.

3 Comments so far

  1. Saady (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2005 @ 1:43 am

    i lurve that gunney ka rus …i am so missing karachi now

  2. dan Q (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2005 @ 11:39 am

    I remember once we got a take away indian meal from a restaurant in southall and once we got home, there was a dead fly just on top of the briyani. The meal had cost us £16 and me and my mate went back there, not only got our money back but also got him to pay another £34 for fuel and time wasting and well… just for the hell of it!

  3. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on March 14th, 2005 @ 1:40 am

    I would still go back for that juice ;) – who cares about the fly as long as you are alive to read this almost 14 days after the incident (post)

    Can you honestly loose the taste of Karachi just at the whim of a fly – NAH – go back and tell us how it tasted without the fly (PS dont be a burger and as the thela wala to wash the glass before pouring in the whisky) – take it like a man – maybe you are destined to get the fly again ;)

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