Typical Reaction

How not to approach a girl at the mall

Source: Tamistan

61 Comments so far

  1. Yahya (unregistered) on November 30th, 2006 @ 2:48 am

    @Abdul Sami: We are Pakistanis and we see what *we* want to see. You should know that. As for what is really there we don’t care.

    Here comes the flame war…

  2. Azar (unregistered) on November 30th, 2006 @ 3:17 am

    Amazing! With all the latest female fashion, dress-code modernization (jeans, super-short kurtas with slits upto the ribcage, et al) and the multiple western-style music channels, our girls are still not mature enough to simply decline having a cup of joe!?! Whatever happend to “No, thanks.” This was obviously totally rigged. Who rolls up their sleeves just to slap anyways. I pity the guy for thinking that a girl wearing jeans and hanging out by herself in a mall might be modernized enough to handle a simple proposition without feeling like she just got assaulted.

  3. Gen. Musharraf (unregistered) on November 30th, 2006 @ 10:46 am

    Oh come on. Even Quaid would have given his aa-shir-waad to young lovers hanging around his fields. I used to go there with my GF when I didn’t have a car and it was ok. But the absolute best place for dating on a non-Defence/Clifton budget was Karachi Univ. You got picked up in the Univ bus – thus avoiding the W-21 rub’n’tug – plus they had this pretty rustic library in KU that we used to hang out in during the summers. Just to clarify: neither one of us actually attended KU – we were both from diff colleges but only went there to be together and hopefully study a little too come crash time without being bothered by the tullas in the city. I still smile when I see couples at the mazar grounds. Brings back great memories. GodSpeed Karachi lovers!

  4. ash (unregistered) on November 30th, 2006 @ 10:57 am

    Thank you GM. Very enlightening. Did you ever visit “crap park’ or “place like crap park” I feel like i lived a very protected life. :)

  5. Gen. Musharraf (unregistered) on November 30th, 2006 @ 10:25 pm

    Nope, never been to “crap park” nor another “place like crap park”. Maybe we should all get out more often. :)

  6. MB (unregistered) on December 1st, 2006 @ 4:23 pm

    AZAR is absolutely right.
    Zarish, please read things in their context instead of picking a word and going after it. We all know what exactly Mr. Sami had to say.

    May be its crap for dating. He has cleared the point very well himself.

  7. Umair (unregistered) on December 1st, 2006 @ 10:24 pm

    Welll ppl chill…i dont think…its a big isssue…coz she didnt wana to talk so he got wht he deserve…i dotn know abt this show…but im sure…it would definitely…defines the 5d RIDERS…

  8. Umair (unregistered) on December 1st, 2006 @ 10:25 pm

    Welll ppl chill…i dont think…its a big isssue…coz she didnt wana to talk so he got wht he deserve…i dotn know abt this show…but im sure…it would definitely…defines the 5d RIDERS…

  9. faisal siddiqui (unregistered) on December 6th, 2006 @ 7:37 am

    @ Abdul Sami

    “this sort of thing is common in O & A levels”???

    “how to approach a mate” was not one of the courses that was offered by the Cambridge board when i did O levels.

    Yes we did study human anatomy while u guys were learning frog anatomy laikin there were no malls involved.

  10. sumair (unregistered) on December 9th, 2006 @ 1:44 pm

    i dont have any thing to say abt

  11. Tomato (unregistered) on December 9th, 2006 @ 4:36 pm

    This is a personal story that happens to undo some stereotypes.

    I happen to be a product of the O’ and A’level system. After that, I decided to stay in Pakistan and study in a local university.

    Some teachers would constantly allege that the “O’ & A’ level” students were somehow unpatriotic. 6 people from my class went to that place. All of us were topping our class – no cheating, no backhand tactics, no long hours with the teachers and graders- climbing up through any way but studying. Some of our rural fellows were involved in bribing the teachers, some worked genuinely hard. But mostly, there was a hook or crook mindset. ANd the allegations were rampant.

    I still don’t think I even internalized that system where people were so well-trained in climbing the ladder up by any means but honest, dedicated study. Frankly, I found us by-the-book Cambridge types a little hapless when it came to street-smart tactics of getting ahead. Some people that I myself assumed, naively, needed “help” because they were from a less privileged background took the help, and went on ahead to pay with backstabbing. I didn’t meet any angels on the way – I was surprised, nay, shocked at the moral etc. values of the real world out there.

    Not everyone was black or white. Many people rose above these stereotypes. Moral of my story for me was: don’t assume that a masoom bacha/ or bachi from a Madressah/ village/ “underprivileged” background is a Naik Basheer or Naik Parveen. When it comes to ethics, morality, and ways of life, things are very individual.

    As a proof, refer to the horrendous evening papers and check who’s making it to the jails all over the country for their “morals.”

    The one fault with the Cambridge types, in my days, was our disconnection with the culture. We were and are, however, very well aware of humanity and decency.

    The most decent gentlemen I met were in my O’level class, followed by A’level pals. The worst were in the eclectic university – no restraint, no manners, no idea how to talk to a lady. Or even behave one’s self alone.

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