Around 3:30 pm my-still-not-married-female-friend, Rania called me from her aunt place, who lives here, so near where I live. You can say, it's hardly 10 minutes drive from my apartment. She asked me about going out for shopping and doing iftari out. Well, at that time I was in no mood of going out, so told her I will see. I might not able to make it. It was such a boring day. I was flipping on bed like a dead fish.
But then instantly when I end the call it hit me what the hell I just said, am I gone crazy ? She is asking out for shopping! And I said I will see. I called her back and said gimme half an hour I be ready. She said OK. We made arrangements for me to be picked up from perfume chowk. When she will be near chowrangi, she will give me a miss call. I will be at P-chowk.
All done. I hanged up, and rushed to bath to get a bath.
Well I had nothing much to do, juts pressing my dress and taking bath.
Around 4:45 pm I got her call, she was at chowrangi. Mall is also very near.
First we went to the Millennium mall, and searched for matching tights for her eid's dress. She only had to bought matching tight. Thanks heaven, I am smart. I have had done all my eid's shopping month ago.No tension. We could not find anything over there, so we went to Saima Mall, where she found her matching tights. Though creepy Plazo with short shirts were everywhere. Mean while we bought shoes, checked shops out for no reason till 6:15 pm.
Outside of mall(s) a guy was handing out Indulge's Ramadan delight's pamphlet.
As you can see very clearly, they are offering two deals:
Deal 1: Club Sandwich, Spicy Roll, Fries & Drinks Rs. 675
Deal 2: Chicken Burger, 3 Hot Wings with drink Rs. 350.
Rates were looking legit(at that time). Splurging somethings, sometimes is no deal breaker.
On the spur of the moment I decided, if we are going Indulge I will go for deal 2. It would be enough for me. We also checked Saima Mall's food court, in case it was not choke full, like it is always in regular days. I like there despite so much crowd, it has enough variety, and rates are also OK, something in my league. And their chiness stuff is so yummy. However, it was getting full as usual.
So we came to Indulge. It is also good a bit casual dine-in café, which provides a relaxing and friendly dining environment. Their regular stuff is also eatable. When we reached there it was still empty to our surprise.
Even people who were coming there, were saying lets go KFC after 5 minutes. Anyway their customer were leaving is not my problem. It ain't my dad's restaurant.
We talked and ordered our deals. Like I said I had already made up my mind for deal 2, so I ordered that. Her sister wanted to have something else like spice wrap, from their regular menu, but during Iftar time, they are only serving deals. After 20 to 30 minutes one can order anything from regular menu.So she and her sis also ordered deal 2.
Mean while we talked about here and there stuff_______ yaen waha ki bateein waghira, waghera !
Waiter guy put dates and watre bottl inf ront of us.
3 dates_______ only 3 dates, can you believe this! Haed hoti hai kanjuci ki bhi ! Runing a resutrant in Karachi, and can't give atleast 6 dates huh !
We got our meal in time. It was an OK meal. Not so much tasty. Hot wings were quite small in size. Well in Rs.350 /- I couldn't ask for more.
Then waiter brought the bill. I almost screamed. I wanted to scream in real because they lied. They lied about this whole deal. Tax was included (150/- Rs). If it was mentioned on the pamphlet, I might not have hit the ceiling. Not only tax, they charged for water bottle too. For water bottle!
It is not their fault entirely. Ramadan is a looting month over here. Every stuff's price has been marked up abnormally, whether it is food items or anything else.
Overall it was fun to shop and break Iftar out. I had awesome time.