She left me on my wedding day

Published: July 24, 2012

I found out that she had been at another man's house for the time period she went MIA (missing in action). I was heartbroken. DESIGN: AMNA IQBAL

We had been together since forever. I always respected her and cared for her feelings. It was a perfect relationship between us. I still can’t live without her.

Whenever she’d get angry, she would stop talking for a couple of hours; my whole body would go tense and I would sweat like crazy after. She had given me light all my life. Sometimes she mysteriously disappeared but always came back to me.

A couple of days ago, she went missing for a good two days. I called her house many times, but there was no answer.

I found out that she had been at another man’s house for the time period she went MIA (missing in action). I was heartbroken. Words cannot describe the misery I underwent.

But then her father, Mr Ashraf, said that she had made a mistake and was regretful of her actions,

“She will never leave you again, I promise.” He assured me.

So once again I gave her a place in my heart generously because I loved her.

Her family never treated me with respect either. Whenever I called at her PTCL number, her brother would rudely command me to be patient. I never understood what that meant to be honest.

Then came my wedding day. All was set. I was dressed in a three piece suit, she looked so pretty shimmering and glittering.

All of a sudden, without informing anyone, she left me. No one knew where she had gone or when she would return. I thought this would be one of her mood swings and that she’d be back soon.

6:00pm. 7:00pm. 8:00pm. No sign of her.

Everything was dark around me now. My world was shaking. I felt like dying. How could I trust her given that she walked out on me all the time? How could I have been so stupid?

My friends were right. I should have never taken her back. Fool I was.

Then somebody said,

‘Bhai aap nai KESC mai complain kardi thi naa?’

(Brother, did you file a complaint with KESC?)

And at that very moment, my world was lit up again, following which I heard a cunning voice whisper in my ear:

Sorry love, I was stuck with Clifton.

The Express Tribune regrets to inform you that the author’s reply to bijli cannot be published.

Read more by Shan here, or follow him on Twitter @shannasir

Shan Nasir

Shan Nasir

Is an IBA graduate having interned at Sanofi Aventis, Engro Foods and The Citizens Foundation. He strongly believes that individuality and free thinking should not be penalised in the land of the pure. He tweets @shannasir

The views expressed by the writer and the reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of The Express Tribune.

  • Xain Gardezi

    Damn! I read the last line 1stRecommend

  • manish


  • _soota

    hahahaha man this ones awesome!Recommend

  • Doomed Lions

    I almost thought your potential wife had dumped you … almost. And I was about to dash out the suggestion to never be the recessive partner in your future courting relationships with the other gender. Recommend

  • nim

    duh.. :s
    I sync into the story!!Recommend

  • Cheryl

    wow what a wonderful read :)Recommend

  • Afia Jamal

    hahah Shan i love this one . But why didn’t ET publish your reply to bijli .. i wanna know that!!!Recommend

  • bored

    oh very lameRecommend


    A Breathtaking story! :D :PRecommend

  • D khan

    brilliant!!! Recommend

  • sherry

    good 1:)Recommend

  • mm

    “6:00pm. 7:00pm. 8:00pm. No sign of her.”
    here i got it that what are you talking about..load shedding timings..everybody could relate to itRecommend

  • djxeeshan

    first i was like aww! how Romantic, than i thought sarcastic… at the end i find it Hilarious!!!! xDRecommend

  • Umair

    hahaha good one! Recommend

  • realitycheck


    I read the whole thing then realised what you meant. LOL!

    Mr. Ashraf… EPIC!….. hahahaRecommend

  • tj

    ya that was what i was thinking how can a woman have left him on the wedding day, yes they are loyal, you can expect bijli to do that.Recommend

  • Atta

    this is below average humor blog, totally obvious since 1st line, Too childish!Recommend

  • master

    good one.. i also read the whole then i realized what u are talking about.. hehe ;-)Recommend

  • Hashmi

    this should have been addressed to Raja Rental..Recommend

  • Gem

    hahahah this was so so so funnyRecommend

  • Sherry

    tooooo goood :DRecommend

  • salman

    Very nicely written..
    it was hilarious ending :pRecommend

  • Hamza

    Waste of space.Recommend

  • Raz

    Love the part where her dad “Ashraf” called you… very well written i must say Recommend

  • Lord J

    @Hamza: the thing with internet is that there’s always more space than what they can publishRecommend

  • Noble Tufail

    The only funny thing in this is .. that it has got publishedRecommend

  • Farwa

    LOL loved it. Haven’t had a good read like this in days :DRecommend

  • Umair Ahmad

    After reading her father’s name; I guessed it correctly.Recommend

  • M

    Lol. That caught me unawares.Recommend

  • Madiha

    courtesy akhbar-e-jahan?Recommend

  • Hafsa


  • observer

    Her family never treated me with respect either. Whenever I called at her PTCL number, her brother would rudely command me to be patient. I never understood what that meant to be honest.

    What a cry baby. No wonder she left. Go lady go.Recommend

  • Mohammad Ali Gaad

    lol! light ? so its all about light i thought it was all about a girl who left you in your dark days but in the last secret was revealed.Recommend

  • Neha

    Aww. This is adorable!!Recommend

  • A

    Do you even know what he meant be “her” in this post?Recommend

  • J.k

    This is hilarious!I loved it. Keep writing such humorous articles!Recommend

  • Arshed

    Hahaha, man this love is crazy !! Recommend

  • Come on Shan

    When i was in sixth grade i wrote a similar piece for young world.Recommend

  • Parvez

    You have a wicked sense of humour. Loved it.Recommend

  • SW

    hahahaha..shan i was not expecting this sort of post from you.Recommend

  • ad

    hahah gud 1Recommend

  • Ruqaiya Khan

    lol..whattay refreshing post!Recommend

  • Zehra

    ahahahah :D Recommend

  • owais

    awesome. A great peace of writing. Recommend

  • Sara M


  • reality

    Excellent post…………….we all love her like you Recommend

  • Sarah B. Haider

    Haha! good one. Reminds me of a story I once read in dawn’s magazine some 15 years back which started off with the description of a woman’s first love, but at the end it turned out to be a cat!Recommend

  • Danny Boy

    stupid piece of writing…Recommend

  • Shahrukh kazmi

    hahahhahaha i mean seriously you should be proud, people here are jealous because you have done a great job :DRecommend

  • Rizu

    Aaaaalllaaaaa!!!! :DRecommend

  • asad

    brilliant. we need more Pakistan centric short stories like thisRecommend

  • anum

    Lollllxxx!!!! awesome read!!!!Recommend

  • Usman Awan

    Excellent Read!! couldn’t guessed till the last line….great job! Recommend

  • Ahmed HM

    Good article.


  • Saq

    Damn man i was abusing u !!! but nice shot dude. Recommend

  • Sultan Waleed Khan

    Shan Bhai

    Aap cha gaye hain!! You have such intellectual level that no one can match you. Sir you are a genius!! I love you!!!Recommend

  • jadogar

    hansna kahan tha?Recommend

  • Guybrush

    “Her father, Mr.Ashraf…..” HAHAHAHAHAHAHARecommend

  • Sakina

    hahahahahahahahahahahahhahah!! awesmeeeeeeee :DRecommend

  • Muhammed Tariq

    *Alla yar!!!!!!!!!

  • Ali Mustafa

    dammm you ! Recommend

  • Mkhawar

    A similar piece is published in akhbar e jehan under the heading of ‘afsancha’ every week. Another similarity is both are lame as hell. Seriously ET you keep getting more disappointing everyday.Recommend

  • Sayem Mustafa

    nice one shan !!Recommend

  • inappropriate

    Besides the juvenile punchline this piece as silly and mediocre. More of an SMS joke that gts forwarded rather than a blog, Also “Uncle Ashraf” is now Prime Minister – should be updated.Recommend

  • Rabeea Khan

    hahahahahahahaahahaha very nice piece of work :))Recommend

  • amir

    good piece of writing man liked it Recommend

  • Waqar Ahmed

    i thought you were talking about any girl but at the end pata chala ke bajli lol……….Recommend

  • Waqar Ahmed

    i thought you were talking about any girl but at the end pata chala ke bajli lol………………Recommend

  • Waqar Ahmed

    i thought you were talking about any girl but at the end pata chala ke bajli lol…………..Recommend

  • Pearl

    hahaha that was funny !Recommend

  • Lams

    Clever piece of writing!Recommend

  • J.K

    This is my favorite ever tribune piece. Even after almost 2 months, I am still reading it!Recommend