The day was pretty much okay. My exam preparation hadn't been that great, but Alhamdulillah, Hadith paper went cool. I don't think I made many mistakes, and the tashreeh of ahadith bit, though unexpected, turned out to be a nice outlet for me to just write and write. Funny how continuous Urdu writing doesn't seem THAT difficult anymore ... *grins from ear to ear* :)
Acha, so we had this doctors' family gala event thing at Ramada Plaza, and I never even knew it's name before today :P. It's supposed to be this huge grand hotel, 5 minutes or so from the Airport, and has a pretty good outlook. Here, have a look.
Me: Ap yeh khana kew phaink rahay hain?? (Why are you throwing this food away?)
They: Baji humain order hay, is liay. (We are ordered to, that's why)
Me: Laikin aap daikhain to sahee, yeh to saabut saabut cheezain hain, yeh to bacha kar aap kisi ko day dain! Aisay to na phainkain! (But see, these are whole pieces of uneaten food, you can save it and give it to somebody, don't just throw it please)
They: Baji humain order hay, hum layjana chahain tub bhe nahi layjasaktay (We are under strict orders. We cannot take this food away, even if we wanted to).
Furthermore: they: Baji, ap ka kia khayal hay. Humara dil nahi chahta yeh sab lay jaain and apno ko khilaa dain? (Don't you think we want to take this yummy stuff home and feed it to our kids?)
This is the height of injustice in a country that is plagued by shortage of food, water and other basic necessities. Here is one set of people, wasting food while laughing, and another set of staff members, poor and SEEING with their own eyes the food being wasted, and having to throw it away with their own hands. And yet, we wonder why the crime rate is increasing. When the differences in society exist on such a grand level, there is bound to be anarchy... someday or the other.
Please note. If you have weddings in the family, or dawats and you know that you cannot control the wastage of food, please ... you can take the following steps.
1. Call up Chipa (or Edhi). They have a free 24/7 service, where they come and collect food (all edible leftovers), and take it to the poor and feed them. They are pretty much reliable. You can call them up at: +92-21-111111134
2. Give lunch boxes. We did that at the Nikkah of my sister, and it worked out pretty well. People just ate whatever they wanted, and took the boxes home.
3. Monitor the food tables, collect the leftovers (edible) and give them away yourself.