We all meet at Zinats house at 10am, all set and in order, I’m so happy with myself, we hired 2 buses and planned a fun trip for everyone well at least the youngsters, in all singing and clapping I hear some whispering but every time I turn my head to see who it is,it stops…
Strikingly annoying, it’s as if someone was talking about me, I tried to ignore it but I just couldn’t, Zinat was of no help as she was constantly on the phone with Sam, apparently it’s torture to stay apart with no meeting in person.
I decided to take out my phone and listen to some nazms, a few seconds after I put my earplugs on, I get a tap on my shoulder.
“Assalaamu-alaikum”, someone from behind says .
It was Zinats cousins friend, His name is Asad
Asad: So you Zinats best friend?
Me: Jee, I am.
Asad: I’m Asad, I’m Muneers friend.
Me: Nice to meet you.
I continued with what I was doing, hoping Asad would do the same but to no surprise he was in a chatty mood. He decided to get comfortable next to me and chatted till we reached the farm. I was amazed that he so much to say to a total stranger.
I arranged with a lovely lady named Shireen who lives 5 minutes away from the farm to cater for meals and she was kind enough to arrange some workers to help around the farm, although there were workers there I knew it wouldn’t be enough and I desperately needed the help.
One advantage from meeting Asad was that I got him to arrange a few of his friends to help out as well. Asad was a bit annoying but I somehow didn’t mind, I don’t know why but he was like a Ever ready battery always there when I needed something, it freaked me out at times as I was about to say what I needed, he said done. I think he stole my file with all the things I needed to do.
I arranged for everyone to meet at 1pm for lunch at the lapa, as everyone arrives I see Zinat walking towards me with the biggest smile on her face, thinking she was smiling because she is happy with all the arrangements I made, I say ” glad to see you happy with everything.”
Zinat: I’m smiling for a different reason, she says.
Me: Okay what are you smiling about ?
Just then Asad screams out, “Zinat don’t tell her now.