Monday, March 9, 2015

Ode to the Amazing Darzis ( Pakistani tailors)

ODE  to the AMAZING  " DARZI" ( tailors)

He is the most powerful person in the country even more than politicians.

You can find one in every block , every gali , every corner of the country.

He is that one person that all Pakistani women  love or hate from time to time.  He enjoys the perfect love / hate melodrama with them.

He is self proclaimed king of muti - tasking at the same time ; stitching clothes and telling a fake story e.g " no electricity", " workers gone " , " kiya karein"......

For all the ill-fitted Kameezes and oversized Shalwars and lingering delays , he has the one and only best excuse : " the fabric was not enough Baji jee".......

 The "  Dilemmas" courtesy to him haunt ladies for a long time and are a source of night mares for them.....

He is master of the art of  " Kapra Chori".....

The vibrant "designer dress industry" of the country will stumble and fall to the ground without him......really!

His business has never been affected by economic issues or inflation in the country ......it has always been flourishing !

He wants to be addressed with respect like Master Sahab otherwise he will get angry........

He can go on vacation any time he wishes for any duration of time he wants to. You will see the closed shutters on his shop for many days while your mind will wonder about your clothes he has inside the shop ......

He is super smart , can copy any design from any magazine , any time ........

He is the most visited person in town
even more than some of your " not so favorite relatives", especially when you are coming from overseas or planning a trip abroad " he" is the first and last person to be visited ........

He is the first person to be visited , to be booked for stitching of clothes after the official engagement ceremony of the to be bride and groom ,even before caterers and Wedding hall......

Did you guess who is he ? He is the always busy , master crafts man MR DARZI ......