Rovista-5

I had a rather unusual experience some days back. However, at that time I wasn’t willing to admit it as unusual. Only after people convinced me to consider it weird, did I bring it to my blog.

Say, for the past three months, I was getting medicines for my mama from a couple of pharmacies in the town. My last choice was a distant store that I have visited only 3-4 times in the past but haven’t been there for a month prior to that incident.

I always have to purchase 12 or so medicines and they are never available in any single store. I went to one, they gave me 8 medicines; went to another, they gave me 3 more. Now, I just needed 1 medicine: Rovista-5.

I have never faced that boy, the salesman, in that distant store. I enter that store, he takes one look at me and goes:

Rovista-5?

and I’m like:

Uh Yeah. 7 tablets.

He smiles, brings back the medicine and I go:

I wish our doctors were as good.

Considering the fact that that boy must remember 2500-3500+ medicines to pick up from the shelves. It wasn’t a wild guess and I didn’t ask him how he guessed that. However, when I contemplate I see that he must have seen the pack of midicines I was holding. For that day, guys with this much pack must have asked for Rovista-5 only since it must be gone from the inventory of other stores…I can think of many reasons but I’m still dumbfounded.

About six months ago I had a similar accident. I needed to reclaim the warranty of a shoe. The warranty was for three months but I used the shoe for five months. I go into the store, ask for reclaim.

He asks for how long was that shoe used?

I don’t know may be 2-3 months.

He goes:

No, this shoe is used for atleast five months.

me again dumbfounded.

All, I’m trying to prove is that civilization in Lahore has gotten really intelligent in guessing. This is because there is rampant use of deception tactics among the public. So people need to guess accurately and precisely.

It is also a famous proverb in both Indo-Pak region that, He is not born who did not see Lahore. May be it is because guessing so intelligently is the coming of age criterion for men.

This reminds me of a nation that Gabriel, the angel, had to destroy. [The story is either covered in the Qura’n or Hadith]. Gabriel asks God, why do I have to destroy that nation considering they are so intelligent. God says, find that out yourself. Gabriel goes down and takes up a conversation with a shephard, an illiterate person among them. He asks him

Where is Gabriel?

The shephard swings his staff around and replies:

I see him neither in East nor West, South or North. Neither above the ground nor below it. It must be either me or you.

I rest my case.

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