13 Struggles Every Girl Who Has Traveled In A Rickshaw Knows All Too Well

By Malaika Tahir | 5 Sep, 2016

Majority of the Pakistanis must definitely have traveled in a rickshaw. For the men out there, it might just be another bumpy ride, but for a girl, many thoughts go through her head when she sits in a rickshaw and some of them are not that pleasant. These are some of those thoughts:

 

1. You try to see if the rickshaw driver is “safe” by his appearance

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The first thing a girl does before deciding to ride the rickshaw is carefully analyze the rickshaw driver. Even before the payment gets set up, this is the most crucial aspect of the journey. You mentally give thumbs up if its a super old man, but red alert siren goes off when you see that the driver is young, and tharki looking with his teeth red with paan. 

 

2. You wonder if you are dressed appropriately for this ride

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Chaadar kass ke bandh lo apnay upar.

 

3. You hope you’re not paying too much

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You realize a little too late that you gave too much importance to the appearance of the driver and less to the money he asked. Now you’re hoping that he didn’t ask for too much and you’re not going to get bankrupted by the time you reach your stop.

 

3. You mentally curse the rickshaw wala when he doesn’t slow on a speed-breaker

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You jump half way in the air at every bump and hit your head on the rickshaw’s roof and you decide that this rickshay wala has no tameez whatsoever.

 

4. You wonder what effect this turbulence is having on your body

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You are shaking like leaf, from head to toe, unintentionally break-dancing in this bumpy ride, you wonder if all your organs will be in the right place when you get home. Also, are you burning any calories from all this shaking?

 

5. You keep a close eye on the driver

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You are monitoring every breath the driver is taking, you are watching the rear view mirror like a hawk to see if the driver is sneaking looks at you or not.

 

6. You keep an eye on the road

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You want to be sure that he’s taking you where he’s supposed to take you, not to a forest or a sunsaan place.

 

7. You wish someone was with you

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For some reason you always feel braver when you have a friend with you on a rickshaw ride.

 

8.  You plan an escape just in case

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You cook up an escape plan just in case. If the driver takes a wrong turn and tries to take you somewhere else, you know how you will jump out of the rickshaw.

 

9. Once all your escape plans are set, you take a moment to admire the interior too

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You look around and admire how tiny and well thought vehicle it is.

 

10. You observe how the driver is driving the thing

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Is he really using his leg to steer the steering wheel?

 

11. You wonder how much they earn

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But it’ll be impolite to ask.

 

12. You check yourself in the rickshaw mirror

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13. When you reach your destination without getting assaulted or kidnapped, you sigh with relief

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YOU MADE IT ALIVE.

 

 

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