Sunday, August 23, 2009

Redbull now poor's drink

Redbull is considered to be the rich men's drink in Pakistan. It's very popular among skinny models, boys playing in grounds of affluent neighbourhoods and social animals of Sunday magazines.

It has been the status symbol until recently. Yesterday, I was in Neelagumbund area of Lahore, searching for a powerful air riffle. Me and Mustafa, a friend from the Muslim Commercial  Bank, were bargaining with a gun dealer when a street vendor with shabby clothes entered the shop, offering us to buy redbulls. He was carrying the drinks in a tray.

Never before I have seen redbull being sold in a way which is only reserved for poorman's food. Our bargaining had entered the crucial stage (when the shopkeeper demands a couple of hundreds more and buyer insists on paying less), and we could not ask the price.

Later, me and Mustafa discussed how everything looses its glitter in Pakistan with time. Redbull has come down from the chillers in the expensive stores of the Liberty market in the hands of the poor pairhiwala.

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