Thursday, March 26, 2015
Tea from chia ka hotel.
Kaka or GR, our so called doorman/ chawkidar(in Urdu) cum peon who does all the work for us is on leave for a week. My tea bags from which I usually make tea have been finished as well, therefore I went out to buy tea for from a tea hotel next to my uni.
And I love teas from those hotels.
hassan yar khan
They are called dahaba, but on their boards it is always hotel since I opened my eyes, mostly Quetta Chia Hotel, because the owners are from Quetta city. You can find these hotels anywhere in Karachi. Besides their famous tea, they sell Parhata and eggs for breakfast.
They make such yum duhd patti (milk tea) which I guess no one can make anywhere, and whenever I go out for shopping with my mom, we always have one while sitting there in the hotel without any parachani/worries or hesitations as it's all man hotel, what will people say, or it doesn't look good, type bla bla.
No one says anything.
So, my dept's 60 years old doorman is absent and I went out to have tea.
He does all the outside work even when this is not his duty, as much as I know. His designation is doorman/chawidkar in his pay slip last time I saw. (he showed me that ;P).
We treat him like our servant. Majal hai jo hum koi kaam karien. He brings water form water cooler for us, food from outside, cleans the tables after meal, and what not.
Well, this happens to those who doesn't know who they are. And those who don't know who they are, end up begin slaves to others.
Other issue is that female staff don't go out for anything. Even to go to the bank or the library they pair up with some other female co-worker. It is good to travel in group, but aunty please..going to bank and library in qafla ain't a traveling.
That is the reality of our working women.
I dunno whether we are spoiled, ha'adharam or scared.
maybe I am wrong. That's the way and I am not understating it.
My problem is that I don't like anyone. I want to live alone, and I want to go and have chia from chia kay hotel alone.
Making a pair with any female like a collage gal is a big NO. FYI, I am 29 years old.
It makes me feel dependent.
Chia hotel is just next to my uni and it is no big deal for me to go and have it.
However that tea seller behaved so strangely. That strange here doesn't mean some weird wala strange or bad. Not at all. He was very respectful.
He and like others are not used to have female customers as much as I tried my best to reason and fathom what was going on. My presence stirred up something over there. I dunno what that something was. Male students who were there also doing dabi hoi smile.
He told me to go, he will send it to my dept. I was like Ok, as you wish.
Then someone called me and said take your tea.
At least I had my dose.