One night, God sent His angel and I saw a strange dream.
I was standing on something like an island. A school bus came wading through dirty water and a girl stepped down and asked me for the toilet and I apologized as my toilet was full and out of order.
She strangely rode above the bus’s roof as some boys do in Karachi. I was surprised at that girl’s boyish ways.
There were several boys also in that school bus but none had a need to use the toilet.
I thought of putting a large sign board to tell all visiting buses that my toilet was full and out of order for the convenience of girls, especially.
Then I woke up, tried to understand that strange dream but failed and I went back to sleep.
When I woke up in the morning, it was a beautiful day. I woke up and went to my washing area where I keep my water tank.
Much to my surprise, I found out that my soap bar was missing along with its plastic case. That was strange.
Rats had earlier stolen my soap bars but not the plastic holder so I looked under my water tank but there was no sign of my soap bar there.
I looked elsewhere, in case the rat had dragged the soap outside but there was no sign of the soap nor its case anywhere.
I washed my hands with water only and drank a cup of tea. I had been living without food for several days as I had run out of all money and God had shut all doors of income on my face.
I tried to solve the mystery of my missing soap bar.
A rat walks on four legs. It needs another two legs to carry a soap bar. But a rat only got four legs, not six.
Only a man got two hands to carry a soap bar and still be able to walk. But what kind of a thief would steal a soap bar and leave other, more expensive stuff alone?
He must got a problem with my soap! “Funny thief,” I thought.
After that breakfast, God sent His angel again and I went to sleep and had a second vision.
I saw a guy who looked like my oldest brother, Abid, and he was very angry at me.
Then I realized he was angry because I was sitting in his way to the toilet. I was having my meal. I moved to make way for him to go to the toilet.
Then I woke up.
I went to my front door neighbor and found my neighbor Hanif’s wife. I asked her about Hanif. She was terribly frightened and she asked me what was wrong.
I told her about my stolen soap bar and Hanif’s brother came running and asked me angrily “Why would we steal your soap bar?”
I couldn’t talk about such things to that unmarried brother nor to Hanif’s young wife. So after a second of thinking, I just asked Hanif’s wife to let Hanif or his mother meet me.
Here’s the solution to the Mystery of My Missing Soap Bar.
God has made me a jolly attractive male. Hanif is one of those who have tried to marry their sisters to me. His sister had boyish ways and hence, I openly told her about my Monia, my soulmate whom God had created from my rib.
A toilet means one’s need to solve a problem. The roads full of dirty water meant bad waters. The bus means a family or a community.
Hanif was very angry at my rejection of his sister. He thought of stealing my soap, which men without a woman use to cool themselves up.
He wanted me to stop making use of soaps and agree to marry his sister so he thought of stealing my bloody soap!