ramzan shopping experience

well, ramzan are here and everywhere you go, you see a flock of people shopping at the last minute for sehri and iftaar and general grocery items.

myself and family being amongst the lot, we decided to head for makro for the month’s supply of groceries. to my surprise, the huge store was flocked to the brim so much that it seemed impossible to traverse inside.

once the hunt for parking was over, i set upon the search for a cart, as the security by the escalators cleared that carts were impossible to find. i went back to the parking area hoping to snag a cart as some shoppers stack their cars. however, i soon found out that all the carts were already booked by the time they got to their cars. so, i moved towards the main entrance, only to find out that the situation was the same.

as i moved closer and closer to the escalators, i realized that the carts were actually booked inside the store. new shoppers would come out with the leaving shoppers, follow them to their cars, help them unload and go back inside for their shopping.

i decided to leave at this time as i had spent a good half hour with no success.

what’s your experience of ramzan preps going on?

5 Comments so far

  1. seskey on September 1st, 2008 @ 1:06 pm

    as if Ramazan arrived by accident,

    even people in new orleans are preparing well ahead of Gustav,

    why one can’t use some common sense to prepare a BIT ahead of time. Unless to be waited for pay cheque to land in the account before heading for Shopping.

    This year Tailor masters will be giving TOUGH time to ladies & gents equally. So get ready now or be ready to put on a JEANS for EID ke Namaz.

  2. tzaidi on September 1st, 2008 @ 7:02 pm

    Well, I am having my first rooza of this ramzan, since currently am in Dubai. situation is almost same here, I tried to do some grocery in CarreFour but the ques at cash register were so long ………… that I thought ‘acha hey bhai line may lagay raho kuch swaab he mil jaye ga"

  3. tzaidi on September 1st, 2008 @ 7:04 pm

    Ramzan Mubarak to all of you.
    May you get more and more blessings from Allah in this month.

  4. human01 on September 1st, 2008 @ 10:25 pm

    @seskey, totally agree with ur openion bro, but last minute shopping is kind a tradition, it has its own thrill. most people enjoy it and my personal experience is, this is one of the things u miss a lot when u r away from home.

  5. Kashif Aziz (kashaziz) on September 2nd, 2008 @ 8:16 am

    "as if Ramazan arrived by accident," can’t put it more right.

    Ramadan is not about filling one’s fridge and stomach up to brim. Its about letting go worldly affairs and indulge more in religious activities. Unfortunately, we Pakistanis are used of fire-fighting in every aspect of life. We help shopkeepers raise prices by last-minute shopping spree. I have seen people fighting over a bunch of bananas (literally) as it is end of world and fast can’t be opened without a banana :)

    We did our grocery and kitchen shopping a week back. In fact, our Eid shopping is 90% done.

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