With the Holy month of Ramadan now gradually coming towards an end, it is an adventure for some and an excuse to binge on food for others. While the month is filled with positive vibes all around and a sense of elevated spirituality, for some the struggle of being able to eat for just a limited number of hours and not ‘all day everyday’ is quite real. With Ramadan, may come a distorted sleep cycle, bad breath that causes you to stay at a distance with people, mood swings, counting hours left until iftar and then the uncontrollable eating.
Here are five types of people that almost every household would have during Ramadan.
The Complaining Department
This one person would not stop complaining even until sehri and it would be about the most random things ever. Starting at dawn, as soon as their day begins they would rant all about how hungry they are and how dry their mouth is. As soon as they break their fast, they would complain about how much they’ve eaten and how their stomach feels like a tank of Rooh Afza now making them unable to move.
The Regret Factory
These individuals would spend their entire day regretting how they could have and should have eaten more and had more water at sehri. Many regret not listening to their mothers who beg them to have some yogurt at sehri because it helps control thirst. Ek paratha aur khaa leta yaar even though they were full up to their throats and they know well there wasn’t any room left for more.
The Ones Who Just Can’t Eat
These guys find it super hard to eat too much at sehri and they won’t even complain about it. They just have chotay pait that get full pretty easily. For sehri, even that one paratha is so hard for them to finish. At iftar while everyone else would be stuffing themselves with so much food, for these kids it’s just one samosa, one roll and a few spoons of fruit chaat. Often the skinniest ones in the family are found under this category, the ones who are frequently asked beta ammi abbu khane ko nahi dete kuch?
The Night Eaters
These guys are the clever ones, they know how they are humans and not camels, therefore it’s not like they can store a day’s fuel food in just an hour at sehri. Hence, eating time for them begins shortly after Taraweeh prayer. They would stay up all night either working or watching a movie, meanwhile, their hands would be busy stuffing snacks into their mouth. This would continue until sehri. And this doesn’t mean that they compromise on the parathas, they would gladly have those as well.
The Faaqah Group
We all know them well and the laziest person in the family certainly belongs to this group. While fasting is not just about giving up on food and drinking but also engaging in prayer and reciting the Quran, for these guys it truly is all about not eating and drinking, hence they sleep the entire fast away and wake up a few moments before iftar. Or, they wake up around mid-afternoon and watch Netflix serials until iftar.