Who Works on a Sunday!

I had worked Saturday and was very happy towards the end of the day that my holidays would start as soon as I step outside the office. I didn’t know fate had something else in store for me. Due to an unfortunate turn of events, it was decided that I need to come to office on Sunday. My heart sank there and then. Couldn’t do much except to ask for a holiday on another day in lieu of this one. I was granted that (and I am going to use it soon) but I still did not feel really good.

On Sunday I set out for office later than I had scheduled for myself. I was literally dragging myself to my work place. Thank God the weather was real nice and romantic. ;-) Otherwise I would have only become sadder and madder. I was almost there, still thinking that who works on a Sunday (that too right before Eid), that I saw a couple of things.

I saw a Capital Development Authority (CDA) tanker watering the plants. Who would have done it, if they were not out there doing it? That was the first thing that made me realise that yes people sometimes have to work on Sunday’s too.

Then I saw two officials of Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) who had set up their speed cameras on Jinnah Avenue. I thought the roads are clear and the traffic is light. The situation is far more conducive for accidents than any regular day as people might speed their vehicles up and bump into something or someone. If the ITP personnel had not been sitting there monitoring vehicles and fining them for speeding, who else would have done the job of keeping the roads safe?

Then some time later that day I sent out the office boy to get some samoosas from Farooqiya Market. He went and returned successful, holding a bag of scrumptious treats for us to feast upon. I suddenly wondered that if that samoosa shop was closed, we would have been deprived of enjoying the cool cloudy weather with yummy ‘chatpata samosay’.

I soon realised that there are many people who have to work on Sundays, be it near Eid or any regular day. The doctors, for one, have to work. The electricity suppliers (WAPDA/IESCO) have to work to keep the electricity running. And there would be many more that have to work on a Sunday just to keep things running and smooth for the rest of us.

Thinking and realising all this, gradually transformed my mood from gloomy to happy & content. Thinking of all those great people working on a holiday made my own pain seem so little. Next time around when I have to work on a Sunday, I might not complain so much. Initially these words were banging on my brain that ‘who works on a Sunday’. Now I know. :-)

PS: I dedicate this post to all of those who at some point in their lives have had to work on a Sunday or any other holiday.

13 Comments so far

  1. wkhang on December 8th, 2008 @ 5:54 pm

    Some of us also work on holidays Even on Eid : /, but not in nights lolzz

  2. wkhang on December 8th, 2008 @ 6:02 pm


    I forgot,

    " Kash dil ke chahat kabhi no adhori ho,
    Jise bhe ap chaho us say kabhi na dory ho,
    Milay Zindagy ke her khushi app ko,
    Allah keray mery yeh dua zaror pory ho "

    Happy Eid Mubarak to you.

    PS: keep the ENO or Karmena with you : )

  3. emran on December 8th, 2008 @ 9:41 pm

    I have to go to office in 30 minutes.
    Its chand raat , but I have to go.

    Its life ……..

  4. Monazza Talha (montaleast13) on December 8th, 2008 @ 11:41 pm

    Ameen Ameen kay aap kee Dua poori ho. :-D

    Oh you have to go to office the night before Eid! :-O

    @wkhang & emran
    I guess both of you are truly worthy of the dedication. :-)


  5. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on December 8th, 2008 @ 11:57 pm

    LOL .. My saturday was on too this week dearie ;)

    Aur bangali kay samosay … i hope you remembered me too :D Please do so from next time!

  6. Monazza Talha (montaleast13) on December 9th, 2008 @ 12:03 am

    OK YOU are one of the truly worthy ones as well. :-D Tell me where you work/live and next time whenever i send someone to get Bhangali Samoosay, i will get some to you too. Better still, we can meet up beside the samoosa stall to have a few (read few dozen, they are so light on the mouth and tummy, isn’t it?) while we busy ourselves with chit chat. ;-)


  7. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on December 9th, 2008 @ 12:05 am

    Sure Why not ;)

    They are so crunchy .. and stays crunchy even after hours !

    Oooooooh .. is waqt kahan say layooon samosay :)

  8. Monazza Talha (montaleast13) on December 9th, 2008 @ 12:16 am

    You are absolutely right about the ‘crunchy’ part. And i love the filling too. The quality of their ‘chutni’ has deteriorated though. But never mind as long as we are getting the crunchy yummy Bhangali samsoosay. ;-)

    Gal! you have to wait a bit. You won’t get any samoosa right now, but if you are patient, you can get loads right after Eid. ;-) hehe


  9. hashriani on December 9th, 2008 @ 11:12 am

    You work on a sunday, I HAVE AN EXAM ON EID!!

    I deserve the whole tray of the bengali samosas!!

    Apni Kamonarchin!! =D

  10. emran on December 9th, 2008 @ 12:56 pm

    Hmmmm i like bangali’s Samoosa. I always buy that whenever I go to Farooqia Market.

    Bangali Sammosa Rocks :)

  11. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on December 9th, 2008 @ 1:16 pm

    @hashriani: Parho jakar. Good luck!


  12. Monazza Talha (montaleast13) on December 9th, 2008 @ 6:19 pm

    Awww you poor thing! Get finished with your exams and we can arrange for getting a ‘whole tray’ of Bhangali Samoosa to you. :-) All the best and Dua for your exams.

    Couldn’t agree more. Those samoosas really rock!


  13. hashriani on December 10th, 2008 @ 12:11 am

    Yup, ACCA.

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