JournalismPakistan.com Aug 21, 2013
Don’t you just love ice-breakers? There you are at this party engaging in wondrously profound conversation and patting yourself on the thrust of your wit.
Like how’s life?
As compared to what, sickness and death?
I guess they are fine though we broke a leg on a chair and the sofa has a stain on it and…
What’s up (also if you are hep and with it you say wassup?).
Not the rupee, for sure, rising prices, my temper, me, if you don’t go away.
What, they have served dinner already, thank goodness.
Long time no see.
Why, you have an optical problem?
Well, well, well, look who’s here?
Santa Claus, Tom Hanks, Angeliina Jolie, Narender Modi, how do I know?
So, tell us more.
You kidding, I haven’t told you anything yet.
Is it ‘improved’ also?
Good to see you.
Liar, you don’t even know my name.
Ho hum, sigh, could be home reading a book, watching reruns of Friends, at least they have a script.
Where have you been?
Hiding from you.
(The writer is a Senior Editorial Advisor of Khaleej Times and the paper’s former Editor. He has also been the Editor of Gulf News, Gulf Today, Emirates Today and Bahrain Tribune)
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