Ever wondered who is the most important on any Eid day? It might be one of those foreign relatives visiting Pakistan for the first time. They secure a spot in your heart by handing you fat cash. Or perhaps it is your dear aunt who always throws the best daawats.
But wait…there is one personality, that can decide the future of Eid for you. Whether they live two blocks away or for some reason, reside at a far distance (which doesn’t fret better for you), their importance is unmatchable. That one person’s performance, accuracy and meticulousness can mean the world of difference between enjoying a good Eid and crying over the spilled milk. Or in this case, spilled clothes.
In case you guessed it, we are talking about the tailor. The most important personality on Eid-ul-Fitr. In a lot of ways, the mood of the tailor dictates how well you are going to spend your Eid day. For example, if you had been nice to your tailor and you had been doing a pretty good job of paying him/her in advance, then you might get an outfit that you will wear with pride on Eid day.
However, God forbid if you befoul the mood of your dear tailor, the outcome is a ruined dress and a totally awkward Eid day. Funnily enough, tailor management is an art that not many people know. For one, you need to be really polite but at the same time, be firm. You don’t wanna spoil the mood of someone who is handling your clothes but at the same time, you don’t want to make them too comfortable.
And of course, there is the dilemma of deadlines. You ask them when you will get your clothes. They respond with a ‘tomorrow’. And then tomorrow never comes before the day of Chaand Raat when they are asking for their pay. Of course on Baqra Eid, the most important person is actually the butcher but we will come to that later. Three months later to be exact.