It takes me time to decide on what to write about. I was thinking for a couple of days on what to write about. Lo and behold, I went in to this public washroom and there was this thing written on the wall. For those who cannot read Urdu, let me please make it simple for you. It says, “Wisest is the man who prepares for death”. This being somewhat a literal translation of the writing, I must say this has religious undertones. Actually what the writer means to say is that one must be prepared for the after life as is the injunction according to Islam. While I tend to agree with this prolific writer about his views being a muslim, but what I am at loss to understand is why he has chosen a washroom wall for this wise authorship? Maybe a washroom is one place where people get new ideas, or have more time or have the freedom of expression in anyway they want. Anyways I find it amusing 🙂
I went to a public washroom yesterday in Dean’s plaza. The wall was adorned with phone numbers of pimps, gays and hookers. That’s quite unbelievable for me at least. I mean this is Peshawar. On one hand there is the Taliban threat and a very very conservative society and on the other hand is this weird way of business promotion.