An eventful morning with a Cheerful end

After Mansoor’s post here, I thought I’d share an interesting incident.

Yesterday morning, as i got to office and was parking my car, I realized that I had forgotten my laptop at home. Naturally, without my laptop, I was as good as absent from office, so I had no option but to drive back from I.I. Chundrigar Road to Gulshan and get my laptop.

The traffic on the way back was scarce and I easily breezed through traffic and got home in 20 minutes. All the while, from Metropole to Hasan Square, there was a GEO TV Hiace van drafting behind me so close, I was afraid to apply brakes. The driver managed to stay at my back no matter how much I cut through traffic (Hats off to his driving).

He overtook me on Karsaz Road and stuck out a thumbs-up that wouldn’t go down!! I guess he kept that hand out for almost 3-4 minutes, till we had reached the stadium flyover signal, where I joined him at the red light. There also, he leaned out his window to appreciate the car and then stayed behind me till our departure at Hasan Square.

A journey that triggered frustration in the beginning, ended with a big grin on my face till the time I got back to office.

I love Karachiites!! :)

18 Comments so far

  1. Gridlock (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2007 @ 4:49 pm

    No offense but really appreciate your zest in sharing such a news worthy incident. Seriously this made your day.

  2. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2007 @ 9:00 pm

    tsk tsk fast driving – ;) and the Geo dude saved petrol by riding in your slip-stream – ;)

  3. Cyrum (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2007 @ 11:24 pm

    so u were driving GEO VAN ? and chased by a person who left Laptop at home or what /? x plane plz

  4. AH (unregistered) on May 23rd, 2007 @ 2:08 am

    I enjoyed the story. Haters, not everything in life has a point. Somethings just are, such as Dick’s and Ned’s repeated postings, Vader’s language (he’s clearly on the dark side of the force), and Tamed~’s constipation (that boy likes to share).


  5. wasiq (unregistered) on May 23rd, 2007 @ 3:51 am

    And pakistan have lost the last match winning the series 2-1….

    congratulations KMB authors you have crossed 3000 posts

    May 23 2:45 am 3007 posts 34539 comments

  6. Farrukh Ahmed (unregistered) on May 23rd, 2007 @ 11:11 am

    Sorry but had to delete the comments due to offensive language / inability to understand and appreciate the abstracts of life.

    The idea of the post was to have a break from all the inelegant realities staring us and share a positive attitude.

    I guess some people like to be ridiculed on the road rather than appreciated and spoken to in a friendly manner…..

    Its important to share such incidents and to change mind-sets in general….There should not only be a category for such posts at KMB but maybe an entire community blog!!

  7. Obi Wan Kenobi (unregistered) on May 23rd, 2007 @ 12:14 pm

    Farrukh, you should not have deleted comments. You should have only mentioned that few comments are not upto the standard. We readers can make our mind ourself what is rude and what is not. Besides if you leave such comments then people would know what is unacceptable. Now I have no clue what was written here and I might say again that this post is ****. Regarding “inability to understand and appreciate the abstracts of life.” people have different views so let them express, if they can’t see the abstracts of life then it is okay.By the way, I also can’t see that. Does it make me small ??

  8. udass (unregistered) on May 23rd, 2007 @ 1:01 pm

    i think he knows that u r a kmb blogger and will write for his skillfull driving … !!!

  9. Kashif (unregistered) on May 23rd, 2007 @ 8:02 pm

    he leaned out his window to appreciate the car and then stayed behind me till our departure at Hasan Square.

    What were you driving?

  10. Chi Pa Lee/MQM Ka Darinda (unregistered) on May 23rd, 2007 @ 8:16 pm

    seriously, whenever I read this gentleman F. Ahamd’s posts, mera khoon kholne lagta hai, dimagh ghoomne lagta hai, sar jhoomne lagta hai!! Ji chahta hai kisi ka khoon kar do ya muka maar ke moon tor do kisi ka!

    aakhir ya aisa kiyon hai, iodine ki kami se itna kuch nai ho sakta.

    Mere paas bi aik incident hai share karne ko. Its about my dhoodh wala and his bakri. how can i share it here?

    @Wasiq: Milan are gonna win champions league. Mere golden ilfaaz likh le tu zara

  11. ChumChum (unregistered) on May 23rd, 2007 @ 11:17 pm

    awww leave poor guy alone. its just a post!

  12. Zeeshan Syed (unregistered) on May 24th, 2007 @ 12:28 am

    ANOTHER useless post by ANOTHER mod here on Karachi Metblogs!

  13. Farrukh Ahmed (unregistered) on May 24th, 2007 @ 2:21 am

    Haha! U guys are so funny! :)

    @MQM KA DARINDA: I wish u were a human rather than an animal!

    Cheers! Keep ’em coming.

  14. wasiq (unregistered) on May 24th, 2007 @ 2:48 am

    @Darinda jee….hum log toh next year kay budget main busy hain fursaat hee nahein hai…..waisey bhi aap jano ya KAKA


  15. Aristocrat (unregistered) on May 24th, 2007 @ 3:19 pm

    Really what car were u driving that grabbed the attention of the GEO Van Driver…

  16. Farrukh Ahmed (unregistered) on May 24th, 2007 @ 3:24 pm

    You wouldn’t be asking me this question if you’d have seen Mansoor’s post I referred to above!

  17. Aristocrat (unregistered) on May 24th, 2007 @ 4:16 pm

    Really what car were u driving that grabbed the attention of the GEO Van Driver…

  18. Bolshevik (unregistered) on May 24th, 2007 @ 6:51 pm

    BEAUTIFUL car, dude!

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