It was a pretty sunny day here in Karachi yesterday, I was at the Urdu bazar along with my friend Agha Mubashir. After buying some books we were looking for some chai (Tea) and then we just found a little Dhaba (Hotel) there. We ordered two cups of chai, and started some tittle-tattle suddenly this old woman, who was sitting next to us forwarded her hand towards me where a jug of water was placed on the table. I was so tired, that’s why I said immediately, Maaf karo Amma (pardon me/please leave). Then this beautiful scenario came into existence.
This brilliant old lady said beta maaf karna me paani utha rahi hun, pee lun? (Pardon me son, but I’m taking the jug of water can I have it?). HAHA! I became quiet and I was feeling so embarrassed I was thinking about what the heck I just did. Later I asked her, Amma chai piyogi? (would you like to take tea?) she said nahi beta mene usko bol diya hy (No son, I have already ordered one for me.)
At that moment I was feeling so impressed of her sharpness, then we started talking to her and I was so conscious to hear more and more about her. I asked her where is she from, where is she living in Karachi? how many family members are they? and many of the other things. And later we told her about ourselves like where are we from, what we are doing now a days and so on.
During interviewing and after that she was continually wishing for us to become gentlemen, one of the most important thing is that she was from our very own city Larkana, she belongs from shikarpur district. she was very sharp and bright women I have ever met in bazars or streets. she was wishing for us until she was gone.