You Know You Are A Pakistani When….


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There are a lot of stuff circulating around about Asian people. I didn’t experience them much having born and lived abroad, but being a Pakistani ( like you didn’t know that eh?), there are many things that I found humorously true once I got to spend time in Pakistan.

I previously wrote TIDU : Things I Don’t Understand About Asian Parents and then there was Criminal Life Of A Brown Girl…Because Every Brown Girl Commits A Crime.

Today I am going to get specific. Here is my version of “You know you are a Pakistani when”, coming from my experience.

You know you are a Pakistani when,

You are watching a movie with your family and there is a sudden silence and uncomfort in the room when there is a swift hot romantic scene continued by channel changing while everyone tries hard to pretend like nothing happened.

You know you are a Pakistani when,

 Any time and every time is TEA TIME.

Morning tea, breakfast tea, lunch tea, time pass tea, evening tea, dinner tea, late night gathering tea, tea when someone comes home, tea when you go to someone’s home, tea for keeping awake, tea for sleeping, tea for the sake of tea………….

You know you are a Pakistani (girl) when,

You become a mannikin as soon as you reach age 18. You have to dress up in a dress that’s says “you are so fashionably smart and hot” but it also shows that you are more of a naturally beautiful sober girl who doesn’t do much fashion.

You know you are a Pakistani (girl) when,

You are stared from head to toe at every party by all the women who are looking for a girl for their son or sister’s son or brother’s son or neighbour’s son……. well, frankly ANYBODY’S SON.

You know you are a Pakistani (girl) when,

You are considered a failure and loser in your life if you are not married or engaged by age 25 even though you may have accomplished million other things.

You know you are a Pakistani when,

You think out loud among your mother’s friends and your thoughts do not match their thoughts, not even by the tiniest bit and the room that was once filled with chitter chatter goes into a complete strange silence after your thought-out-loud thoughts.

You know you are a Pakistani when,

Your mother gives a very long, eye-popping and blank stare at you from the very corner of her eyes while you are in a gathering and VOILAAAAA, you know you did something wrong.

You know you are a Pakistani when,

Every argument ends with a “oh so now you know more than me. I raised you and I taught you and I made you what you are today and you argue with me as if you know more than me.”

You know you are a Pakistani when,

You get asked a million questions, ummm make that trillion questions when you accidentally leave your laptop open and there is a pic of a guy/girl right on your desktop.

Oh boy, you are in trouble now.

You know you are a Pakistani when,

You step out of the house and 5 minutes later you receive a text asking when you will be back home and then another text, 10 minutes later saying ” Bring 6 eggs, 1 ltr Milk and 1 bread.”

You know you are a Pakistani when,

There is this “ONE GIFT” which keeps circulating from house to house.

You get it from someone who got it from someone else and you will gift it to someone else because this gift is just useless. And it goes on.

You know you are a Pakistani when,

A son moving out of his home after marriage and a girl moving in her house after marriage causes depression and endless talks between the people concerned and unconcerned.

 

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14 thoughts on “You Know You Are A Pakistani When….

  1. So so true! I can relate to each and everyone of these…

  2. great post. Couldn’t help putting in Irish for Pakistani, Many similarities! Enjoyed

  3. hahahahaaaaaaaa! the first one reminds me of a very kenyan side of mine.you’re inspiring me to write a post about kenyan habits! :-))

    • Go ahead and write one. It’s always funny and nice to hear things about other cultures because then you realize the same happens in ours too.

  4. hittest one n i liked the most ” You know you are a Pakistani (girl) when,
    You are stared from head to toe at every party by all the women who are looking for a girl for their son or sister’s son or brother’s son or neighbour’s son……. well, frankly ANYBODY’S SON.

    u know what i do usually intensionaly when i observe a lady doing it started staring her n that lady automatically started finding something beside her “the invisible hideout from my stare

    this one is too good and u know you r pakistani girl when u talk like lirritated pakistani youth write out loud what u thought silently an even ur brought up is done in arab country still these few years with us sharing this pakistani attitudes ur tone is also heard even in ur selective decent words:-)

    • Haha… Well Pakistani’s where ever they may be, are still Pakistani’s and we all act like one…

      We??? You know I was referring to our previous generation.

  5. ok the previous generation is pakistani n now we are anglo pakistanis:-0 right ?

  6. Funny web page hehe! I adore this internet site 😀

  7. Huzaifa

    Love your “me says” so i copy it and writing is level…:)

  8. Thats the real truth about pakistani Family,
    well i have read 2-3 articles of yours and you know what?,,, You are Kraazzzy and i know you will like to be called that :p

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