Peshawarites were happy when it rained in ...
Posted on 9 months ago
Pehwarites were happy when it rained in Lahore a few days ago in Punjab; though the scene shown TV were only of Lahore. The people of other cities where rain did not happen, especially the people of Peshawar, watched with a mixed feeling of joy and envy as the TV cameras showed Lahoris frolicking on their flooded roads; they even were jealous as they watched the stuck up vehicles and motorcyclists in that city pushing their vehicles in knee-deep water but still smiling and enjoying the cool weather.
The people of Lahore have been humbled by the excessive heat of this summer.
Rain was some respite from the scorching hot winds and the breath stopping or breathtaking dampness whichever away you feel. We should not talk of load shedding in this whole situation; let us think that it is old times before electricity was invented or that we live in country where there is no government so we don't have to hope and get frustrated when the hope of somebody doing something about load shedding are not fulfilled.
But it is not just the people of modern Lahore who have been so humbled that a rain in summer something that is celebrated as if it was a national holiday. The whole country feels the same way.
On that rainy day, the people of Lahore did not complain about the ineptness of their provincial government.
They did not mind or wanted to talk sarcastically about their chief Minister who for the last four and half years has been shaking his threatening first finger at the city authorities to improve the sewerage system of the city or go home. They didn't mind that neither the system improved as the knee-deep water on the road showed nor did the officials responsible for the sewerage quit their jobs. They just wanted to enjoy Gods bounty as it rained on them in the form of small drops and cooled the weather.
But the people of other cities watched with envy as Lahoris enjoyed the rain. They also wanted to feel the cool drops on their faces and wet their shirts; they also wanted to see their roads and streets flood. They also wanted to have the cool drops from the sky drip their faces and clothes and the cool breeze tickling their skin. They also wanted to feel that they lived in an era when electricity was not invented and that they lived in a country where there was no government which could solve the problem of load shedding and just a few hours of rain can make them so happy.
They also wanted to enjoy Gods bounty, like the Lahoris did.
However, there is one thing which most people of other cities lack: the temperament of the ordinary Lahoris: The knack for making lemonade out of lemon. Lahoris know how to seize the moment and make the most of it.
However, if truth be told, the people of the rest of the country felt the pain and anguish of the people of Lahore and the rest of Punjab passing through brutal load shedding in this scorching heat which was more the other people had to bear.
They felt happy for the few days of joy of the Lahoris. May they be as happy, as the TV cameras showed them on that happy rainy day.
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