Strange people – Mr. Obnoxious

There are some people who are just plain strange.

This is a story about Mr. Obnoxious, an aging man, with a wife an young children driving a cultus, who i happened to meet a couple of days back. This guy double parked his car effectively blocking three of us who were parked there, and goes off the department store. We assumed he must’ve gone for something quick… oh how wrong we were. After 10 minutes of shopping, during which us three cars and drivers were thinking how to get out this pridicament, he comes out, drops something in his car, and goes back inside!!

At this point, one of the guys start blowing his horn to his attention. Here’s where it gets really interesting…….

Mr. Obnoxious hears the sound, and comes around to his car… sees who’s blowing the horn, and instead of backing up his double parked car, he proceeds to go upto the other guy and starts shouting at him!

Mr. O: Why are you blowing your horn! I’ll move my car when im ready to go!!
Driver: Your double parked, move it a little so i can get out. You can stay here all you want.. just let me leave.
Mr. O: Why should i let you leave?! You stay till i stay here! Im not moving my car! Thats final!
Driver: *look of incredulity on his face* what???!!
Mr. O: You heard me!! *starts shouting* i wont move my car! What are you gonna do? hit me??
Driver: Look, i dont wanna fight with you, i dont pick fights with aged men, just move the car and get over with it.
Mr. O: What do you mean aged! I’ve dyed me hair white! Im 35! Now will you hit me?!! who do you think you are???!

All this time, i was sitting in my car looking at the fiasco, and decide to jump in. I get out and ask him to please move his car! Then he starts unloading on me as well! I turn around and start talkin to the other driver, while he fumes and shouts in the background!

All this time, Mr. Obnoxious children have started crying and his wife has emerged from the car as well and starts shouting at US for being….. and get this…. RUDE!!!!

Finally, the other driver had had it, and starts showing a little anger.. Mr. Obnoxious jumps in his car, and backs it up and parks a little further down the lane. We get back and start our respective cars, just as he parked and comes back out to shout some more… We decide to leave and not make an issue.

All this time.. i was “What the…….”!!! When will people learn!?!

33 Comments so far

  1. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on November 10th, 2006 @ 6:11 pm

    *grinning* Quite an interesting story.:-)

  2. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on November 10th, 2006 @ 6:17 pm

    *grinning* Quite an interesting story.:-)

  3. Captain's Log (unregistered) on November 10th, 2006 @ 6:27 pm

    Reminds me of a Seinfeld episode :-)

    Any how I believe most problems start when you start making people feeling bad. So better approach is “I understand that you would not take too much time and it’s very inconvenient for you to move your car but would you please move so that I could reach my destination at time and”. I am sure 99% of people would react positively if you say them this but then some one told me “Ignore every thing before but” :-) if you want to be a successful.

  4. bublee (unregistered) on November 10th, 2006 @ 6:40 pm

    That was jokes!! :D

  5. Kumail (unregistered) on November 10th, 2006 @ 6:45 pm

    classic karachi!

  6. Yahya (unregistered) on November 10th, 2006 @ 7:19 pm

    “When will people learn!?!”

    Apparently he *has* learnt something over years and following it ie…to hell with everone else.

  7. Raja Islam (unregistered) on November 10th, 2006 @ 8:13 pm

    kind of same happened to me once when a guy parked his car middle of the road and block the road.What i did i flat the tyre :).This is how these people can learn lesson.

  8. zabar (unregistered) on November 10th, 2006 @ 8:25 pm

    If I was in my old FX, I would have just reversed into his car — that would’ve taught him a lesson an another dent on my old FX won’t make any difference to me :)

  9. Shiraz (unregistered) on November 10th, 2006 @ 8:30 pm

    The episode was “The Dinner Party”, episodes number 77. I am the biggest Seinfeld freak in Karachi, (So I say so).
    Giddy Up (Y)

  10. art vandalay (unregistered) on November 10th, 2006 @ 9:21 pm

    @Shiraz – No, I am the biggest Seinfeld freak in karachi….!!

    Thank you

  11. Adil Mulki (unregistered) on November 10th, 2006 @ 9:35 pm

    Well… Although i don’t recommend this but i think that under the circumstances i might have kept my distance from him, just so that people could swear that i didnt touch him, and then i’d have shouted at him with the biggest badest meanest thundering roar that i could muster… Hoping that he’d drop dead out of fear :) . . . And believe me i’ve matured enough not to raise arms unless in self-Defence, an earlier version of myself might have seen him off with shattered wind screens and a fractured nose.

  12. IllusionFS (unregistered) on November 10th, 2006 @ 9:54 pm

    hahahaha :D

    When irrationality meets ignorance …

  13. Adil Mulki (unregistered) on November 10th, 2006 @ 10:04 pm

    :) irrationality meets ignorance? :) . . . I learn that lesson from current affairs man. ‘shock and awe’ is the name of the game;)

  14. SWA (unregistered) on November 10th, 2006 @ 10:39 pm

    Lol! its like when somebody rear-ends you, then gets out of the car and starts shouting at you and placing blame on you so they can get away with not having to pay any damages.
    Our country is full of lunatics.

  15. Unaiza Nasim (unregistered) on November 10th, 2006 @ 10:44 pm

    cool! we have other sienfeld fans out there too! lolzz!

  16. Mr. van Nostrand (unregistered) on November 11th, 2006 @ 12:01 am

    Seinfeld WTW!!!

  17. wasiq (unregistered) on November 11th, 2006 @ 12:39 am

    seinfeld,just shoot me and married to the kellys…..

  18. shobz (unregistered) on November 11th, 2006 @ 1:15 am

    i hate ppl like that. u should have just rear ended his car and taught him a lesson. maybe u should take a page for lois “malcolm in the middle” who goes into a rage and destroys the other lady’s car.

  19. Cy (unregistered) on November 11th, 2006 @ 1:58 am

    mansoor, is it just me or are you a magnet for the city’s assholes? :)

  20. wasiq (unregistered) on November 11th, 2006 @ 3:03 am

    @ Cy, we must protest to the ladies of his house who make him wait in the car at such notorious places…..

  21. Haseeb A (unregistered) on November 11th, 2006 @ 7:51 am

    Wow, I dont believe it.
    MQM ka to nahi tha? Warna laganay thay do haath!

  22. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on November 11th, 2006 @ 9:20 am

    And, here I was thinking that I am the biggest Seinfeld fan in this part of the world.

  23. mansoor (unregistered) on November 11th, 2006 @ 9:32 am

    cy: lolz! im thnking maybe i am :( anyways :p its always fun.. since i get to report it :D

    wasiq: actually.. i went there on my own :p was feeling very hungry and went to get a sandwich. Thankfully, no ladies in this house *yet*

  24. Omer (unregistered) on November 11th, 2006 @ 10:41 am

    I pity u my friend as this has happened to all of us some time or the other… oh n yeah u know what ppl will never learn… This country we live n its no less than any other country in the world but… the ppl who live here make all the difference… so lets see may be 50yrs down the line they might decide to change… our elders thought the same thing that maybe when our kids grow up they might have a better future currently 26 not born here moved 10 yrs ago i was like nah its not such a bad place but Ive actually decided that if i move never coming back coz i don’t share the same optimism as my elders did…

  25. Shiraz (unregistered) on November 11th, 2006 @ 10:58 am


    Not even close, mate:)

  26. Keep Walking! (unregistered) on November 11th, 2006 @ 1:19 pm

    If I were in your place, I would have f*cked him right away. Why would you take this bul*shit from anyone?? WHY???

  27. Zainab (unregistered) on November 11th, 2006 @ 2:12 pm

    LOL.. Poor u guys.

  28. Moiz Kazmi (unregistered) on November 11th, 2006 @ 2:29 pm

    hats off to mr. obnoxious :D :p

  29. wasiq (unregistered) on November 12th, 2006 @ 3:41 am

    The kids round here look just like sticks
    They trade old licks with a beat up six
    I just smile and catch the groove

    Gothic girls all dressed in black
    Serious as heart attacks
    Takes a little bit of getting used to

    The old man with the whisky stains
    Lost the night, forgot his name
    His poor wife will sleep alone again
    And it ain’t hard to understand
    Why she’s holding onto her own hand

    It’s midnight in Chelsea (shalalala, shalala)
    Midnight in Chelsea (shalalala, shalala)
    No one’s asking me for favors (shalalala, shalala)
    No one’s looking for a savior
    They’re too busy … saving me (shalalala, shalala)

    I’ve seen a lone sloane ranger drive
    Seems her chauffeur took a dive
    And sold her secrets to the Sun

    And later in a magazine
    I finally figured what it means
    To be a saint, not a queen

    Two lustful lovers catch a spark
    Chase their shadows in the dark
    Someone’s getting off tonight

    A big red bus that’s packed so tight disappears in a trail of light
    Somewhere someone’s dreaming baby it’s alright….

    It’s midnight in Chelsea (shalalala, shalala)
    Midnight in Chelsea (shalalala, shalala)
    No one’s asking me for favors (shalalala, shalala)
    No one’s looking for a savior
    They’re too busy saving me (shalalala, shalala)
    (shalalala, shalala)
    Midnight in Chelsea (shalalala, shalala)
    No one’s pinned their dreams on me
    No one’s asking me to bleed
    I’m the man I wanna be
    When Chelsea girls sing
    Shalalala, shalalala
    Shalalala, shalala, oh
    Shalalala, shalalala
    Shalalala, shalala, oh, oh …

    It’s morning when I go to sleep
    In the distant dawn a church bell rings
    Another day is coming on

    A baby’s born, an old man dies
    Somewhere young lovers kiss good bye
    I leave my soul and just move on
    And wish that I was there to sing this song

    [Guitar solo]

    (shalalala, shalala)
    (shalalala, shalala)
    It’s midnight in Chelsea (shalalala, shalala)
    Oh, midnight in Chelsea (shalalala, shalala)
    No one’s asking me for favors (shalalala, shalala)
    No one’s looking for a savior
    They’re too busy saving me (shalalala, shalala)

    It’s midnight in Chelsea (shalalala, shalala) woh (shalalala, shalala) yeah
    No one’s pinned their dreams on me
    No one’s asking me to bleed
    I’m the man I wanna be
    The man I wanna be, the man I wanna be (shalalala, shalala)
    Midnight in Chelsea (shalalala, shalala…)

    Midnight In Chelsea Lyrics
    by John Bon Jovi

  30. Llama (unregistered) on November 12th, 2006 @ 11:26 am

    thats too funny mansoor. but then its only funny when happening to someone else. If it happened to me, I’d have gotten inside his car and driven it off a little way [:)] with wife and kids screaming or whatever.

  31. hameed (unregistered) on November 25th, 2006 @ 2:37 am

    Where are the robbers, car snatchers and muggers of Karachi when you really need one. Mr. O would have been nicely dealt with. I wish he would have asked them “Will you hit me?”

  32. anna (unregistered) on November 25th, 2006 @ 9:20 am

    well i guess that you can find all sorts of demented ppl on the streets, something similar happened a couple of months ago on a main artery of khi…It was raining and I was out with a homie of mine chillin when all of a sudden I see this middle aged man and a very old driver arguing in the middle of the road with their cars blocking traffic..we paused to see what was going on and then this middle aged man starts beating the crap out of the chacha jee…seeing this we couldnt ignore it and thus got out to control the issue when suddenly the middle aged man slaps my friend!! just for trying to bring calm to the situation..I guess enough was enough and this is when my friend gave him the beating of his life threw him in his car and he scampered off like a yelping dog…
    I guess some ppl learn the hard way!

  33. mansoor (unregistered) on November 25th, 2006 @ 10:14 am

    anna: good going for your friend. some ppl just understand force.. thats all.

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