Listen to your mother

From ‘words of wisdom’ to sardonic remarks — here are some things only a Pakistani mother could say,

Taneeya Hasan May 12, 2012
Listen to your mother


If your mother wants you to weave tapestries with one hand, juggle chinaware with the other, while standing on one leg and comb your hair using telekinesis, welcome to the world of supposedly ‘good for nothing’ offspring.

No matter how hard we try, we can never impress the one woman who wants, and incessantly commands, us to be unrealistically perfect in everything. Here are some one-liners that make our mothers so unique:

- Chaar logon main sharminda karwa diya

- Yeh shirt itni choti kyun hai? Kameez itni tight kyun hai?

- Iska dil hi nahi lagta ghar kay kaamo main

- Mujhay Facebook par add karlo

- Doosray ghar main degree nai mangtay daal mangtay hayn!

- Dekhlia isliay main mana kerti thi/hoon

- Kal se main kisi kay liay khana nai banaoongi

- Bara larko se hans hans kar baatein ho rahi thein

- Cigarette ki smell kahan se aarahi hay?

Published in The Express Tribune, May 13th, 2012.


Parvez | 12 years ago | Reply

Thanks, now the one liners are up for us to read. So what your saying is does mama really know best ? May be she does not but that does not mean you should doubt her intention.

Samir | 12 years ago | Reply

This is not even worth publishing...How can one be so ungrateful for the greatest gift that has been bestowed upon mankind....

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