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Hot days make us hot too…aahh I mean to say that we are more vulnerable to anger and fights. We are more agitated while driving on roads. An incident reminds me of such situation. On one hot morning I was heading towards Rawalpindi. I was supposed to take a U-Turn when a car ahead of me pulls the brakes and so did I. The moment I pulled the brakes the car behind me hit my car’s bumper. I stopped my car and had a look at my car and the guy who dare to hit it. Bumper was damaged from the corner as Mr. X was able to turn the car aside, still of no use for me.
He was a young boy in his adolescence. So when I noticed that he is a little scared and nervous I took the advantage of being more confident and attacked him, mind you I am not a cat, I simply asked him what the heck he has done to my car. He was such a brat that he simply refused to admit his mistake. Meanwhile a man, from somewhere, came and asked us to pull our cars aside, as road was blocked because of our conversation in the middle of the road.
I kept my car ahead of his so that he does not run away, as mostly people try too but he was a nice kid. Our conversation started again and took a hot turn when people started huddling around us. I asked him to pay for the lose but instead of doing so he said it is not his fault as I pull the brake first and so hard that he could not control his car. From his point of view I was suppose to drive in both ways, backwards and forwards. Hello! I have only two eyes which are busy handling the car from front I have no spare parts in the trunk to use for handling from the back.
A man from the crowed came in between and tried to resolve the issue. That is what I or any one will expect from him but in reality he was there to create more problems for me. He said to me that it is not a big damage so I should not create a fuss in the middle of the road. I should let that boy go for the simple reason that such accidents do happen. I was so surprised (actually I was not as it happens here all the time) at his explanation that I was numb for a moment. I actually asked him if he is Mr. X’s relative or something. People standing near by us gave a smile, as if I asked a stupid question or may be I was entertaining them. I do not know why.
After a long conversation with Mr. well wisher, as he was the one talking to me instead of the guy who hit my car, people from the crowd who were enjoying the scene made the conclusion, (as if I gave my fight in their hands), that Mr. X should take my car to the car painter and pay for the lose. But it was not what Mr. Well wisher (the guy from the crowd who I think was a relative of Mr. X) agreed upon or may be it was not according to his wish. So he peeps in again and suggests that it would not cost more than 100 or 150rupees so I should not make it a big issue and pay it by myself. I told him that whether it costs 20Rs or 1000Rs I would not pay a single penny. I was so frustrated on his behavior that I wanted to knock him off but I did not want to create a scene. Anyways Mr. X handed me 100Rs and went back to his car so does the audience, as if I am done with entertaining them and now everybody is going back home after rewarding my skills with 100Rs. I was so frustrated that I did not have the stamina to fight more, for my right.
I drove my car to a car painter and through out my drive I was damn pissed, because I did not know how much it will cost me. I asked the car painter to fix it and how much it will cost. He looked at the damaged bumper and said just this? I thought how much more he wants I do not have money even for this. He put his hand behind the bumper and hit it hard with his hand. Guess what the dent was all gone in a matter of second. I was so relieved and you know why! I did not have to pay a single penny for it.
Yahoo! I was relieved and happy that I made profit of 100Rs for the headache I had faced and burned my skin in heat. Do you want to know what I did with that 100Rs? My friends and I bought ice cream to cool down on that hot day. Later my friends asked me that I should have asked for more money from him, as it was not enough for ice cream 

17 Comments so far

  1. Murghkhor (unregistered) on May 6th, 2007 @ 8:59 pm

    I wish I could somehow get back those couple of minutes I had wasted reading this! :P

  2. original-faisal (unregistered) on May 6th, 2007 @ 11:01 pm

    with all due respect, this sounds like something that should belong on someone’s personal blog not this public forum.

  3. Hassan (unregistered) on May 6th, 2007 @ 11:36 pm

    Like the rest, this post doesn’t seem to have a point and that too on MB.

    Also, nothing to be proud of. Mr. Well-wisher definitely was right about it, wasn’t he!

  4. Babar (unregistered) on May 7th, 2007 @ 2:21 am

    Why didnt you call the police?

  5. Emran (unregistered) on May 7th, 2007 @ 9:30 pm

    hmmmm… it happenes. I can understand the feelings

  6. SELF (unregistered) on May 8th, 2007 @ 2:25 am

    Ghalia, you know better than to avoid Rawalpindi at all costs.

  7. Sameer Shaida Durrani (unregistered) on May 8th, 2007 @ 12:28 pm

    oh my God. its such a tragedy to know about this accident. People!! Cant we have an an all-city protest on this issue.

  8. Nosheen (unregistered) on May 8th, 2007 @ 2:30 pm


  9. Ghalia Aymen (unregistered) on May 9th, 2007 @ 1:23 am

    actually i thought it would be a good way to tell that how people act when they make a mistake esp road accidents.
    no thank you there is no need for a protest…i can tackle my problems well.
    and those who wasted their time reading this ..i am sorry it was your choice.

  10. anonymous! (unregistered) on May 9th, 2007 @ 4:05 pm

    I was in the same situation one day at F-9 round about and the guys to hit my car were none other than our great Islamabad Police wale! They terrorized my younger brother to take him to police station and they “suggested me” to not to intervene while they grabbed the car papers from my brother and the keys, to remain silent since it was none of my business! It was there mistake, simply coz they couldnt control their chand gari at time…any how, I argued, I had to, in Pakistan you have to, even find justice and your right! But in the long run, haven’t we forgotten patience, kindness and courtesy? If the damage was worth 100 rupee and the accident was not deadly, why couldn’t you just let it go? Some one has to start that culture of patience, grace and courtesy in Pakistan…I wish someone just take a leap!

  11. babar (unregistered) on May 9th, 2007 @ 10:08 pm

    Not me. If you hit my car due to your negligence, you better pay for the repair. If you can spend those lacs of rupees on the car you can also pay 100 rupee , specially if it was your fault.

  12. Faaez (unregistered) on May 10th, 2007 @ 4:14 am

    Bullshit. This doesn’t support sound or you would have heard a fart from me right now.

  13. Abdul Wahid (unregistered) on May 10th, 2007 @ 12:00 pm

    Did I red some mean person over here ?
    Every body takes advantage of other weakness, God where are the good peoples?
    Although it was’nt your fault but as a mature person I think you should be cool.

  14. mansoor (unregistered) on May 10th, 2007 @ 4:58 pm

    tsk tsk ghalia..

    u should move to karachi :p fender benders are a dime a dozen these days here :D

  15. anonymous (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 1:13 pm

    well, every story has two sides. You have narrated your’s “assuming” that it was other party’s fault and not your’s. What proof do we have to establish that it was not your mistake? Afetr all, all of us do “dream” that we are “right” and “other” is wrong! This is exactly what you are trying to do by posting this very normal story on this blog! Take care and drive well next time…

  16. anonymous (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 1:23 pm

    Who told you that i spent lacks of rupees on my car? May be i bought it after years and years of savings and hard work! But you cannot think like that. You sound like “take advantage of a rich person’s mistake”! han! don’t you? After all our society would always “assumes” ke car wale ki ghalti thi! Ghareeb ko press karo aur ameer ko harassan….what a society we live in!

  17. anonymous (unregistered) on May 13th, 2007 @ 1:24 pm

    Who told you that i spent lacks of rupees on my car? May be i bought it after years and years of savings and hard work! But you cannot think like that. You sound like “take advantage of a rich person’s mistake”! han! don’t you? After all our society would always “assumes” ke car wale ki ghalti thi! Ghareeb ko press karo aur ameer ko harassan….what a society we live in!

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