(Here in Saudi Arabia it is the culture that people usually stay up all night and sleeps in the morning including me, some of my friends even wake up 7pm)
Sidra usually wakes up at 1:30Pm or 2’oclock in summer but today she crossed all her limits, she woke up at ‘5Pm’! And her mom was ‘Super angry’. ‘SIDRA’, she screamed. Is it the time to wake up??You missed two of your prayers and my God when will you understand that Allah made night for sleeping and resting and day for working, and you don’t even do anything at night just waste your time, I can’t understand this generation, they must do something “unique”, you are young you have energy you should do something productive...... her mom wanted to say more but ‘sidra’ got annoyed and said :Mom can’t you see I just woke up, I am so hungry can have something to eat??And then she left, n when she returned to the dining room her favourite pasta was awaiting her on the dining table. ‘YUM ’pasta she said, so you finally woke up ‘madam’, her elder brother Zayan said entering the dining room. That’s none of your business that what time I wake up, so just shut up, she replied rudely. ‘Whatever’ her brother replied and left the room. Now her mom came and sat next to her, still very enraged, so Sidra what time did you sleep last night; her mom enquired. Mom can i just eat in peace and the answer your questions? Sidra replied in a truly annoyed tone. “NO” you have to answer me right now!!Her mom said angrily. “Ok here you go, yesterday i borrowed a book from Ayesha and had to read it, so i read it till like about 2:30 when Ayesha texted me to come online so went and ‘remember’ the sleep over we has at kiran’s house she a last posted those pictures on facebook, and the we were just commenting on those, they were like about 1000 pictures and then kiran came online and was telling us about the cat she bought, ‘OH’ mom even i want to have a cat, then it was like about “7am” when i went to sleep so now can you tell me how am I supposed to wake up at 9 in the morning”. Sidra replied. Her mom had no reply for this so she just sighed and said: “Ya Allah just show her the right path, and before she could say anything else, the phone rang, and sidra was relieved to hear that the phone was for her mom. “THANKS GOD” she said and began eating the delicious pasta. After 5min. her mom returned with a smiling face. Ali, sidra’s younger brother just entered the room, saw his mom smiling and asked. ‘Mom why are you so happy’? Mom replied, ‘guess what? Aunty Jameela is coming’. ‘Yeah’.Ali celebrated, But when mom? He asked again. “TODAY”. Mom replied. ‘Awesome’,Ali said . OH,NO, not Jameela!!!Sidra got depressed she was the last person sidra ever wanted to see .Jameela was a beautiful lady, in her late thirties, she was her moms friend since middle school, but according to sidra she talked like “grandmaas’”, and hated her company, but as for her younger brother the situation was completely different, he love Jameela aunty and waited eagerly for her visit. “I don’t understand why that stupid Ali likes that annoying Jameela? sidra once said that to her best friend Ayesha. Now sidra ran to her room to call her friends and see i she could go to their house to escape “AUNTY JAMEELA”. She called all her friends, but to her bad luck some of them were sleeping ,some were busy and others were not attending the phone. “All are traitors”, she thought angrily. The bell, now sidra could never escape Jameela aunty, so after a few minutes she went down. When Jameela Aunty saw her coming she stood up and said “Asallamualekum”, sidra sat on the couch without shaking hands with her and said ‘Walekumassalam’ unenthusiastically. “How are you my dear”? Jameela aunty asked with great love. “I was totally fine before you came”, was what she wanted to say, but rather said ‘fine’, very dryly. Now Ali interrupted, and said very eagerly, ‘ aunty you were about to tell me something’ ‘YES’, i was she replied and began. “ It was a hot summer day, and the man who sold ice, was standing on the edge of the road and screaming “please people help me,please my means of profit and investment is melting,please buy the ice. In the mean time a man was passing by the same street and when heard the ice man fainted, soon people gathered around him and took him to one of the shopkeepers house.When he regained his consciousness people asked him “Sir why did you faint?”. ‘He replied ‘My profit and my investment is melting and i didn’t even noticed that. “How sir?”some body asked.See my life is melting and i didn’t even notice it ,every moment passes by reduces my life, the ice man made me realise it!. He replied. “so we should use our time productively and not waste it,as it is shrinking every moment!.Jameela aunty said. Sidra was startled,my life is melting. And from that day onwards she tried her best to use her time productively.