I have this urge to smash these so-called societal “show-off” traditions since forever. It’s EID-UL-ADHA and as like everyone else I am forced to send meat to every rishtedar (relatives) , susarli (in-laws) & neighbour who even performed the animal sacrifice, because they are watching you and they will remind you of it in a social gathering that you did not send them the “Meat Package”, although they did not want it but you should have done it anyway.
I hate to do this because It does not make sense at all. huh… ?
The essence of EID-UL-ADHA is not to PLEASE your relatives and have some cool BBQ parties, and why do you satisfy yourself or others by sending back the “meat package” to the person who sends it to you or keeps all the “good meat” for the BBQ party? Sadly, this is not what we are supposed to do…
I am not saying NOT TO PARTY OR ENJOY YOUR EID…
Anyway, this is my first EID-UL-ADHA without my mother (may her soul rest in peace) so the kitchen and other stuff are under my command (May GOD help me and my subordinates too, lol). So I decided to do something different this EID…Yeah well, It’s perilous and I should be ready to face a war about “Socialism” from relatives(that’s including my immediate family as well) and friends but its worth it, I guess ! 😀
Because you are not supposed to please people but do the right thing, no matter what. It’s not always a possibility. But doing a little good is better than doing nothing at all. Right? 🙂
So my idea is to prepare different Pakistani foods (Kababs and etc – have not finalized the items yet) to share with my close friends and relatives as a token of love who performed the sacrifice so they don’t feel “left out”. Oh yeah, that’s hectic and many of them might not be liking it but as I said.. it is worth the risk!! I might be changing a tradition to send meat to highlight that “oh yeah, We did the sacrifice and send you the meat now don’t complain, you freak !”, forever for my family.
I’ll update you guys with all the shit I’ll go through 😉 . Finger crossed !
P.S : Yes, the blog’s title is an inspiration from recent Orient Advertisement. #RishtoMeinInnovation