Learn from my experience!

On one fine morning, I was sleeping :) as always. In the noon, I woke up and my mother asked me to take her to Rawalpindi to meet someone. I got dressed took my wallet, without which I cannot live, and went to Rawalpindi. The address, my mother was looking for, was quite difficult to find.

As we were wandering around the roads, I stopped on a signal. The window on my mother’s side was open. All at once, a bike came close to my car and the person sitting behind the driver took my wallet from the dashboard. My mother screamed “WALLET”. I quickly turned my car and started chasing the bike. The bike was running very fast and so was I. unfortunately, when I was very close to catch him, a car came in between me and the bike. I was about to hit it but thanks GOD that I hit the breaks very hard.

My car headlight was broken but the other car, I hit, was safe. Meanwhile I lost the trace of that bike but I did not lose hope and started looking for it again. The person whose car I hit came behind me and asked me to stop the car I told him that look man I am looking for a thief and because of you I lost him. His car did not get a single scratch. I had to stop because that freaking miser was asking for it. When he got out of his car he saw that no damage was done to his car, the prince allowed me to go. woo I was so angry at him, I told him, “you idiot when I was telling you that let me go your car is fine you did not listen to me and now thank you very much for letting me go”.

It was funny too that while I was chasing that bike my mother was screaming, out of the window, to everyone that some body snatched my wallet. Later I lost hope and turned my car back. I was literally crying and burning with anger.

I heard it a lot that people riding bike do such things but only in Karachi. I never heard such stories about Rawalpindi. Sighs! Before hearing it, it actually happened to me.
There was no police officer standing there to whom I could have asked for help. I could not note the number of the bike, as was quite furious and my mind was not able to think.

In the end the lesson I learned was that never put your wallet on the dashboard and even if you do than do not fully open the window. Do chase the thief but with open eyes and mind. Always note the bike/car number so that when you go to police you have some thing to help them in finding the culprit.

Now pray for me that I over come my lose and more so my anger :(

11 Comments so far

  1. Yahya (unregistered) on October 17th, 2006 @ 2:17 am

    Ghalia, very sad and sorry to hear this. You only hear about these things but never think it will happen to you. Still glad that you and mother are OK.

  2. Faisal (unregistered) on October 17th, 2006 @ 4:00 am


    Sorry but nothing is worth risking your life over. In karachi, there have been incidents during which people who resisted or acted foolhardy have lost their lives.

    Moreover, by chasing after the thief in your car as you did, you not only risked your own life but also the lives of others on the road. As you stated yourself, you hit his car. Granted that there may not have been a single scratch on his car but he had a right to check for himself.

    Your anger and frustration are understandable but better sense should have prevailed. Regardless, I’m glad, as you should be, that you and your mother are safe.

  3. Ghalia Aymen (unregistered) on October 17th, 2006 @ 4:19 am

    yes faisal i realised that i did wrong but i was too angry and blind that could not think of the consequences. he has the right to stop me and i realised that. thanks for opening my eyes. but such incidents frustrates so much. when you do no wrogn to soemone than why you..or may be it is not all about that but i was not expecting that and it did happened to me:(

    i think one learns from ones experiences.

    “yahya” thanks man for your care. but be careful they are hiding some where looking for a prey.

  4. Asma (unregistered) on October 17th, 2006 @ 11:55 am

    Ohh you learnt your lesson warna I was about to tel you this if car windows are open and you have waalet or mobile there … beware … it’s not the safest place …. !!!

    Well Islamabad is also full of Mobile snatchers on bikes … My cozin and sis lost mobile and their gold earrings on gun point and similarly another of my coz and his friend had to suffer a stab on hand on resisting to give bucks they had just taken out from an ATM ….!!!!

    I hope your loss was not big … if it was sabar karo :)

  5. Sa'ad (unregistered) on October 17th, 2006 @ 4:56 pm

    Sorry to hear about your loss. Its a really bad feeling. Lesson learned though, don’t put your valuables on the dashboard and if possible try to keep your window close or only 1/4th open.

  6. Zinda Dil (unregistered) on October 18th, 2006 @ 2:10 pm

    Will you please learn to write proper english? I can’t believe someone lets you publish such crap…where are the editors? Is this the standard of English in Pakistan? What a shame…

  7. Yahya (unregistered) on October 18th, 2006 @ 5:53 pm

    @Zinda Dil

    The first language of Pakistan in not English!! What is your point? How is your tegalese by the way?

  8. Ghalia Aymen (unregistered) on October 18th, 2006 @ 9:26 pm

    yes i learned my lesson and want you to learn it from my experience:) i think we should report such cases to the police so that police take action to stop it. we want our beautifull islamabad to have beautifull people too:)

    we are already suffering from what is happening in karachi.

  9. Asma (unregistered) on October 19th, 2006 @ 1:07 pm

    not so Zinda Dil : well stop giving lectures on English … If your beloved English speaking people (I mean the ones with Eng as their mother tongue) can twist and turn ours typical stuff as names then can’t we harass them (^_^) a bit with our English language typos … as far as Stuff’s good and the very famous *Concept is Clear* …. Never mind if there really is any English grammatical or typo mistake…!

    Keep on rocking Ghalia …!

  10. Yahya (unregistered) on October 19th, 2006 @ 11:30 pm

    Here is a new way to rob in Islamabad; http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/urdu/2006/10/post_70.html

  11. Ghalia Aymen (unregistered) on October 20th, 2006 @ 2:09 am

    thank you very much ASMA:) you rock heavy metal..lol.

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