Saturday, October 04, 2008

Concerning Solitary Confinement

Last Tuesday I got stuck in one of the Musjid toilets :) True Story


Was a fun little dilemma so might as well mention it.


Firstly - It all started at Iftaar time. At the Musjid where I sat they give the Musallees this Arabian Coffee with which to break their fast with. Its called Ghawa or something and its awful. Imagine hot water mixed with err I cant even describe it to you.. Med Lemon! Without the Lemon taste. Now, I had a problem because this thing tasted horrible and I couldnt find any pot plants in which to empty it in so I had to drink it.


Obviously my tummy was like "i'm not letting this crap mix with the coke and kajoor and I had to go to the toilet. So I got in, closed the door, and then after I was done, it refused to open.


Normally I'd just run into the door a few times until my shoulder pains and then i'l log onto mxit and wait for someone to come,but the only problem was - my phone wasn't with me (I say normally as if this kinda thing happens often - it doesnt)


Being a media Student, I decided to test the theory that you imitate what you see on TV.


So First I thought Gears of War, and I kicked the Door with all my might but it refused to move. Which was weird because in the game, all you do is press x and the main guy can kick down Steel Doors.


Next I thought Prison Break But I couldn't find any proper paper to make an Origami Swan so i decided to trash that Idea.


Perhaps I was limiting myself to recent media. Maybe I had to think of stuff I watched in the past to help me.


So I decided to think like MacGuyver - I looked around for everyday materials that I could combine together to make a chainsaw to cut the door open. All I found was a watering can so I had to ditch that idea.


Then I thought - i could be like Hiro and teleport to outside the toilet, but I need to concentrate really hard because I cant teleport out of the Musjid as it would break my Itikaaf. So I closed my eyes really tight and focused. Then I realised that it might be safer to sit on the pan if i'm going to be concentrating this hard.


Luckily by this time (twenty five minutes later) I heard someone enter the stall next to mine so I asked him to open the door for me.


So what have I learnt from this whole thing - That if a bunch of kids start shooting up a school in Colorado, its probably because they were messed up in the first place and one shouldn't blame the media. That goes for Katana wielding Afrikaaners as well.

MJ

5 comments:

KimyaShafinaaz said...

LOL.. brilliant read, dude!

esp this bit.."So First I thought Gears of War, and I kicked the Door with all my might but it refused to move. Which was weird because in the game, all you do is press x and the main guy can kick down Steel Doors"

but yea, the writing and engagement flows like sugarcane juice! awesome

freelance hero said...

"Then I realised that it might be safer to sit on the pan if i'm going to be concentrating this hard"

priceless.

Anonymous said...

Khawa= Kahwa = yummy

Your writing style is as always brilliant!

Aasia

Waseem said...

Once I got stuck in toilet/bathroom ... it was eid day ... I broke the key in the door ... Hamza had to break it down ... lots of family were there ... they laughed at me... good times.

Princess said...

LoL Brilliant Read as always :)
You made my day!