Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate Pakistan or anything, I love my homeland and I miss it at times, but lets just say that it is a country that can frustrate, annoy, flabbergast or simply confuse you with a rapidity that could leave you feeling vaguely disoriented if you’re not careful.
What all this boils down to is that there is never a dull moment in Pakistan, and every time I visit, it never fails to surprise me with its…slightly surreal quality.
It is a place where people will hang 6 story tall flags off of unfinished buildings simply because they can.
And where a bee hive the size of a large dog can be chilling outside your office window for several weeks before someone decides it might be time to maybe do something about it.
It’s where one day the streets will be pretending to be rivers because the ongoing monsoon season has apparently given them an existential crisis..
… and the very next day the same streets will be casually set on fire by random groups of protesters..
Even the most innocuous of things, such as a billboard ad, can be casually confusing if you look close enough…
So yes, Pakistan can be called many things, and has been called many many things over the years, but one thing it can never be is dull.