Upon our return from Hajj, the wife and I found ourselves smack in the middle of wedding season. Usually wedding season is a hectic time of the year with food being consumed well past the witching hour and a cause of sleep deprivation for all. returning from weddings past 1 am or so, trying to digest the heavy food, and getting to sleep a few hours prior to starting a new day with bleary eyes and severe indigestion.
A day after our arrival we arrived at a friend’s valima around 11.15 pm, a decent time for Karachi weddings. To our surprise guests were heading out and the groom was just polishing off his plate of food. It seems that Hajj created a change for society and not just us. Whomever came up with the new rule of lights off at midnight has to be awarded a Nishan-e-Imtiaz for his/her excellent service to the Pakistani society. Kudos to such progressive thinking. It was so great to be able to return home around midnight from weddings this entire week!