Question: What does someone gain by letting the air out of someone’s tires?

Have we become that cowardly a nation, that we now have to let the air out of someone’s tires to let out our aggression? Yesterday, while performing an errand on Tariq Road, i parked my car in a small side lane taking care to press my car as much into the sidewall as i could to let other people pass. When i returned, i find one of my front tires is flat!

First, it used to be this guy in my apartment building, who didn’t like me or where i parked my car. So he would leave me a gift of letting me change my tire every morning till i just got fed up and parked on the opposite end. Now, this happened.. I mean, where is decency any more! Next thing you know, someone would have bashed your car or break your windows if they don’t like you. As our morals decay on a daily basis, a bashed up car doesn’t even seem that far fetched.

Follow-up Question: Whats the worst act of passive aggression you’ve faced (or doled out) while out on the road? (Passive aggression is something someone does intentionally but in non-threatening manner to piss you off)

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20 Comments so far

  1. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 1:55 am

    What does someone gain by letting the air out of someone’s tires?

    if that SOMEONE is a KMB Author then the reason is quite obvious :-)

    P.S: My comment is neither technically nor logically off-topic. By technical I mean that if someone runs the algorithm of string find against the words like Air,tires and someone then it will always give result > 0

  2. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 2:44 am

    Does your car carry sign of “KMB” Blogger??

  3. ALAM (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 3:03 am

    Passive aggression on me: Deleting my comments here on KMB

    I feel like strangulating the prepetrator. Whoever does that should leave his name

  4. Neena (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 6:51 am

    BTW have you told about this problem to other residents maybe they are too experiencing this.

    There are two ways hard and easy.

    Hard way

    1. Park your car near your window and place a webcam away from plain view and record it. Catch the culprit red handed and post the pics around your building.

    Easy way

    2. Put some “Khujli Powder” on your tire valves.

  5. darthvader (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 7:34 am

    @NEENA : hey Neena where can i find this “kuhjli powder ” ??? sounds like a pretty useful piece of toiletry to have. not that i condone using it for any mischief or anything like that ( off course not , oh NO , absolutely not, no way ) .


  6. ShahidnUSA (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 7:46 am

    @ Neena
    You are one heck of a smart lady. I am taking notes :)

  7. Neena (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 7:52 am


    In my childhood days, it used to be available at every shop around the corner in Karachi. You can also get hold of it from here.

  8. Neena (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 8:02 am


    Thanks for the complement. Is someone taking out air out of your car tires too? Are you sure it’s not Mansoor ;).

  9. ShahidnUSA (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 8:44 am

    @ Neena
    No but I was trying to make a point that women can have great ideas too.
    (sorry for the irrelevant conversation)

  10. Neena (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 8:59 am


    No but I was trying to make a point that women can have great ideas too.

    Dah we are born with brains too ;). BTW, I consider it highly sexist but it’s a discussion for another day and another time so lets move on.


    Do you have an idea who is doing it?

  11. tyre deflator pr0 (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 9:13 am

    try parking your car some distance away frm the curve….
    thnak you.

  12. mansoor (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 9:49 am

    jamal bhai: not yet :( phir bhee flat tyre :(

    alam: well alam.. its not really passive :p we do notify beforehand (A)

    neena (1st comment): damn!!!!! why didn’t i think of that b4444!!!! khujli powder!!!! so simple and sssooo devious!

    neena (4th comment) i later found out its this old guy in my building who likes to mess with people’s minds… and quite a few people have been undergoing this mess.. i changed my parking spot and its been peaceful eversince. Also, sometime later, that guy left.. so the whole building became peaceful.

  13. dr. dre (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 11:22 am

    what u had to face was nothin…
    imagine walking down to ur car parked in ur appartment to find ALL 4 tyres deflated!!!

    man i may hav pissed loads of ppl but damn!!! no one deserves this!!! didnt even have enough jacks to change the tyres. eventually had to prop it up on bricks and get da tyres inflated. :(

  14. Raja Islam (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 11:32 am

    Mansoor bhai first of all check your tyre I guess it is time to replace with new one.once I flat a tyre of a car who parked the car in the middle of a busy road and around 10/15 cars suffered from it.

  15. mansoor (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 12:04 pm

    dr dre: man!!! all my sympathies dude! i once had just two, and even that was hell! had to borrow a spare from a friend’s car just to have enough :S but 4 would really be hell!

    raja: so YOU are one of em!!!! the deflators!!!!!!!!! how “could” you!!! there are other ways to handle this yaar! report kara do :p gaari andar karwado, something! but a type deflation is just plain cruel man!!!

  16. Kamran (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 12:43 pm

    Why do people key (scratch) your new car with a key?

  17. SELF (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 6:04 pm

    Glad to hear it happend Mansoor…you have been stingy obviously to others too.

  18. Raskolnikof (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 9:29 pm

    It’s fun! You do it because you know the owner of the car will be so pissed off that s/he will run to her/his bedroom, grab her/his laptop and post about it at some grand weblog. *grins*

    We used to do this to this really stupid professor who was very far from being in good terms with any of us. We had to listen to him for hours n hours and he wouldn’t let us talk orask Q’s. {Once, this student got really courageous, stood up and asked something. The professor was so shocked that he had a mild heart-attack.} We’d do all kinds of things to his car. Flating out the tires, using the roof of his car as a pan in those sunny days to ‘cook’ scrambled eggs, glue-ing the doors etc etc..

  19. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on October 31st, 2007 @ 12:29 pm

    See Mansoor, you ain’t even accepted in real world. Forget about virtual world or this blog. :-)

  20. angry (unregistered) on October 31st, 2007 @ 3:00 pm

    Follow-up question’s answer:

    I parked my car in th morning behind IT park sh faisal (my office is in IT park), in the evening, there was a shehzore parked behind my car and blocking two other cars, truck owner was no where to be found and i was supposed to search whole building (each and every office) for it :@. luckily i got a hint from person standing nearby that owner is at 5th floor. so i found the driver responsible and took him down with me. but unfortunately truck didn’t start. so i asked few people around building to give me a hand in pushing the truck, but they all denied (and we call people of karachi helping and caring). neways i and the driver managed to push the truck to a distance where i can easily take my car out.

    What I really learnt from all that is we all are selfish to a dangerous limit, we are not willing to help someone even in terrible situations. han lekin agar main larki hota tu baat aur thi

    bhaio saray kaam baad main karna pehlay insaan tu ban jao

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