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After the Rain

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Wse and I were walking on the road-side when a car passed us, splashing the rain water away.

It rained here in Rawalpindi yesterday, and although the sun was shining today, it didn’t shine enough to dry away all those muddy and slippery streets and passages. A gift we get after every rain. And thanks to my Terminatorish walking style, I again got my trousers decorated with mud sprinkles, and those too upto where the back of my knees is!

“You know what,” I said to Wse after that car went past us, “whenever you are driving a car, splashing around on a day like today and then come near a pedestrian, and then that pedestrian looks at you expecting that you will slow down; watching that look is quite a delight.”

Wse smiled.

“And then,” I continued, “when you don’t slow down and pass that pedestrian, it’s again a great sight to watch the expression in his eyes.”

This time Wse laughed. “And how does it feel when you are the pedestrian?” He asked me.

“It’s a delight again,” I laughed too, “as I know how much the driver is enjoying my looks!”

Anyone doubting the doze of delight of such an experience can go and experiment it. Make sure that you will have to change places (driver/pedestrian) in order to enjoy it fully!



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Feb 10, 2004 at 10:01 pm

now thats one novel way of spreading delight.
it doesnt rain here. will come over to ISB, after it rains, spot u and drive past… :P
and no, will not change places…


Feb 11, 2004 at 1:52 pm

Lolz @ Terminatorish walking style.
Bro, how many u have in ur pocket, i am talking abt styles.
I guess u also can walk like spiderman, cinderalla, snow white and hercules. :P


Feb 12, 2004 at 5:11 pm

I used to drive fast through the water puddles in pak after rains but for a good reason. The splashing water cleans all the mud and oil from the under carriage and the wheel wells.


Feb 14, 2004 at 11:04 pm

chi, chi me dont like people splashing on me and i dont splash on people. but i really love standin in the puddle and splashing the water around. it is really a delight. and yeah making little paper ships .. aah! such a delight.
my little bro once got into the downstair water tank and played with his motor boat until my mother got really, REALLy angry. and then he meekly says,”kya karein baarish hi nahien hoti”!


Feb 16, 2004 at 2:48 pm

Oh man, don’t splash the poor pedestrians, that’s EEEEVIL!!!!


Feb 16, 2004 at 4:44 pm

pedestrian-cruelty tsk tsk
as a pedestrian it totally sux. esp if you are wearing a nice clean white hijab.. its just BEGGING for a stain.


Feb 17, 2004 at 3:43 pm

wow! being realistic alllows me to say that all this happens quite well in our society, but …….being optimistically realistic, I gotta say that we should stop such practices……what more….later on, right now, i m a disturbed soul

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Feb 17, 2004 at 11:41 pm

Hehehee, small kids actually loto-fy in that water… so hell man getting splashed aint all that bad!


Feb 19, 2004 at 4:51 am

i got splashed once.. really bad.. i started cursin the person.. he stopped pulled back, i thought “oh shit he heard me” but he comes and says sorryy come on in i’ll give u a lift to your college. :D


Feb 20, 2004 at 1:45 pm

It’ll be so romantic if he was not he but a she, and then she asked u for the lift to college.


Feb 23, 2004 at 4:02 pm

Rain can be beautiful, but I wish someone would flip the sunshine switch already. =)


Feb 23, 2004 at 9:45 pm

Never been splashed or have splashed. Perhaps I’m missing out on something.


Feb 23, 2004 at 10:29 pm

lol at being splashed..


Feb 24, 2004 at 4:27 pm

haha, glad we’re not pedestrians in Pindi :P


Feb 25, 2004 at 8:53 pm

dude, i’ve been splashed enuff times. sometimes it’s fun! i kinda feel sorry for the pedestrians sometimes. though, god forbid it happens to me in Pindi… horrors, those keechar wali galiyan .. man o man, don’t wanna get splashed there after a rainfall.


Jul 11, 2004 at 2:31 am

hehe :P . The thought link between the driver and the thats funny. I remember waiting for the bus for school…and this truck goes by and its not just rain and mud…but slush…yukhy mukhy icey water with dirt in it. You know u try and move back but never enough…I guess trajectory learning didn;t do me any good ;) shouldn’t have stepped back. The girl next to me curses and swears and I head home laughing to change me clothes.

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