plans for the strike?

index1p.jpgFriday is once again, a strike, as called by the MMA i believe. What will you do tomorrow? Go to office? stay home and wait it out? Sleep? or Party?

My plan is to come to office, since it’ll probably be open, spend the day, and go back after maghrib when the ‘zor’ of the strike passes. Why? Because otherwise, saturday will be declared open (when we actually have it off), and i have many things planned in that day. Plus, not having two consecutive days off ruins the ‘mood‘ of the weekend.

Image Credits: The Nation (April 2005)

17 Comments so far

  1. Anathema (unregistered) on August 31st, 2006 @ 6:43 pm

    have to be in office.

    its ok to take a day off after rains. but its not ok to be off on a strike. we’ve already scheduled meetings with clients. sigh. i was actually looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow. sniff.

  2. umar (unregistered) on August 31st, 2006 @ 11:22 pm

    working… just can’t stay home. too boring.

  3. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on August 31st, 2006 @ 11:28 pm

    not having two consecutive days off ruins the ‘mood’ of the weekend

    Same Here!

    BTW if everyone join hands Strike wouldnt be possible. The Strike actually get success when people mentally accept it beforehand (read want a holiday). Furthermore, if law & order agencies cooperate People distorting the peace of the city during a failed strike can be stopped. I often wonder what the hell these agencies were doing at those times when banks, pertrol pumps are torched or traffic signals are broken by them. How the hell these people manage to escape, v all know the answer, but still if govt. wants sincerely they can easily make the straike call collapse.

  4. mansoor (unregistered) on September 1st, 2006 @ 1:32 am

    damn :( my mom has ‘house arrested’ me for tomorrow :p

    still.. if the office is open, i might pop in anyway :p umar, your right.. its too boring @ home :P

  5. wasiq (unregistered) on September 1st, 2006 @ 2:36 am

    Get a room guys! i’ll lend you some DVD’s (this is not a promise.)don’t spoil the mood…friday strikes are always a 1/3 of a strike…i only get to watch two movies at the most and then the weekend begins.

  6. KhiPitt (unregistered) on September 1st, 2006 @ 6:00 am

    There are soo many public holidays in Pak. and so many strikes in Khi… I dont know how this country will develop.

  7. Ahmed (unregistered) on September 1st, 2006 @ 7:41 am

    how I wish we had a strike in chicago :) we never get that many holidays you guys are so lucky!!!! By the way we have a long weekend here due to labor day on monday. Enjoy

  8. Discreet Madness (unregistered) on September 1st, 2006 @ 10:30 am

    Hey, everything’s chill outside. Go to work … and for a change, enjoy the drive.

  9. Bamboo Guy (unregistered) on September 1st, 2006 @ 1:04 pm

    I touched 140 KMs on SF today. It was awesome guys…. It felt like qualifying round for a GP….. I love strikes…

  10. mansoor (unregistered) on September 1st, 2006 @ 4:29 pm

    discreet & bamboo: :@ my office annouced closure today, at around 10 :p i so wanted to drive down SF :P

  11. Bamboo Guy (unregistered) on September 1st, 2006 @ 4:52 pm

    Mansoor, come we’ll have a race on SF!!!

    Best regards,

  12. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on September 1st, 2006 @ 6:22 pm

    Bamboo…. dont drive too fast otherwise this time the cop will give you a big bamboo :)

  13. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on September 1st, 2006 @ 6:23 pm

    Bamboo…. dont drive too fast otherwise this time the cop will give you a big bamboo :)

  14. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on September 1st, 2006 @ 6:24 pm

    Bamboo! dont drive too fast otherwise this time the cop will give you a big bamboo.

  15. Enn (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2006 @ 10:47 am

    Well, It totally depends on the couple of days before the strike, one may plan to come to the office if the previous days were not very hectic, but if they were, they would prefer having a long sleep in their warm beds and waking up late and having some good Paratha – Anda – Kabab and chaii naashta at home, fresh by mums hands!:D

    Keeping this in mind the answer to the question, why do people accept strikes, bet they really don’t care what the mullah says or what the politicians say (I also don’t know why they called for a strike :S). The reason why they stay at home is due to the conditions at thier jobs. (i’m not talking about all) But most of the people have tense jobs. they would prefer to be at home. Moqay ki talaash mein hona, what we call it.

    As they say “aa’way ka aa’wa hi bigra hoa hai”. But on the other hand, its the people like the most of us here (Anathema, umar, discreet etc), who stick to what they have to do when they have to do, and try no political shit comes and ruin the plans of the day.
    Cheers! to u all!

  16. Bamboo Guy (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2006 @ 12:15 pm

    KHITORPIT, I f*ck the cops daily.

  17. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2006 @ 7:17 pm

    Has anybody ever wonder what results the calling party get after a successful strike?

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