Eid is finally here and it’s time to celebrate. While some just cannot get enough of the sheer khurma, others are busy counting their Eidi spoils (if they’re at the receiving end of course). Amidst all the jubilation, occur those awkward moments native to Pakistani Eids only.
Here are 10 such occasions that leave everyone sweating on Eid:
1. Sleeping on the mehndi hand and getting the design printed on the face.
Proven remedies: wash your face as rigorously as you can and curse the sleep fairy.
2. Getting facials done at the last minute with the skin still red in protest.
For those who’ve been there, done that, getting a facial done on chand raat sucks pretty bad.
3. Last minute adjustments to dresses.
Jump out of bed, take a shower and put your Eid dress on. You were positive the fit is just perfect but guess what, a button is still missing. With the family knocking on the door, you end up fixing the dress yourself. An ideal start to the day.
When really you just end up doing this:
4. Bad hair day.
Officially celebrated on all important occasions when you are in need of a strong hair game. Ah, those tears rolling down the cheeks!
5. Losing your chappal after Eid namaz.
There is ALWAYS that one guy who loses his chappal after namaz and greets everyone at the congregation cursing fate under his breath.
6. That mini heart attack you get when you think you are fasting but then remember that it’s Eid.
While drinking water or eating in the morning or afternoon, you instinctively stop, but then realise it’s Eid and you can finally eat all you can.
7. And then, you end up pushing your stomach on the verge of explosion.
OMG! This food tastes so good! I just cannot stop!
8. Spilling food on your kurta.
MUST. NOT DROP. FOOD. ON. NEW. EID. CLOTHES *salan drips on white kurta*
9. Ending up with a ripped kurta or dress.
As if food wasn’t kind enough. Those sharp corners, door knobs have no mercy for clothing.
10. Unable to pay Eidi because no change.
Good luck explaining the inquisitive young ones why you failed to get change beforehand or running around the place begging other relatives for small denomination banknotes.