Thursday, March 31, 2005

Welcome to the UKP lane

Welcome to the UKP lane, I am sure you wouldnt enjoy your stay in it!!
What is the UKP lane you ask? Here goes.
March 18, 2005, 6 pm, Quaid-e-Azam International Airport, two MVPs, myself and Adnan Farooq getting ready to travel to Lahore for delivering their presentations during Microsoft's ISV Community Days. When we get to the point where you get your bags strapped for "added security," a guy comes up from behind us and places his bag on the machine before we can move. Why did that happen? Because we were in the UKP lane. What's the UKP lane you ask again? Here's another one.
Two MVPs standing at the Daewoo bus station for reservation of a ticket for one to Islamabad. We were a little late to recognize that we were again in the UKP lane, as people kept coming ahead of us in the "queue" asking when the bus from Islamabad is going to arrive. There are buses every thirty minutes Einstein, which freaking bus are you asking for. @#%^$# morons. A young lady walks up behind us and asks us to move because she wants to get ahead of us. Yea, sure, why not, it's our duty because we're in the UKP lane. Have you guessed what the UKP lane is yet?
UKP stands for Ulloo Ka Paththa. Pardon my french, but apparently, anyone being courteous or rule following down here is definitely a UKP. It's not easy to get out of the UKP lane once you are in it, so while I "enjoy" my stay in the UKP lane, you have fun.

1 comment:

Adnan Farooq Hashmi said...

Really Nice! You forgot to mention the one when 2 MVPs along with thousands of other citizens were condemned to wait in their cars in overflowing traffic in Karachi's heat because a VIP decided to pass through a busy section of the city in rush hour. After all, this is a country of UKPs.