The post title may show the dramatic essence of today's post. Though it's utterly and literally the truth. Except of being starstruck and attending a national television morning show, I had another media interaction but it was completely unexpected and turned out , umm, quite well.
SO! It was another peaceful college day, we all were heading to attend regular classes and everything. Just when, teachers announced something and everyone started moving out. I was still in morning blues and battling with the urge to sleep more. We just moved out and strolled towards the main entrance areas where you could spot a bunch of vans with satellite on their top.
I was instructing everyone to sit at a place where you could see the show easily (and had no idea what show it was since I was never ever a morning show expert) It was a relatively new show and they had this segment where they'd visit locations outside of their official sets. Pretty amusing, huh?
After everything settled down, I could see girls sitting everywhere, I was sitting along walkway myself and the whole view in front of me was chaotic. If you've never been to a live show transmission, let me break it down for you : reporters murmuring and moving here and there, their team rushing around to set cameras and making locations all perfect for the shoot.
When it was time for the show to go live, I had no idea they would start the show with me. Straight camera on my face and the fast-line of questions. Dang!
Fast forward, the show presenter started the show with the traditional show starters and moved forward to where all of us were sitting. They started with me, asked about general questions and asked me how well I was with house chores and stuff. Seriously!?! That was irrelevant especially to a student who spent hours studying business and commerce. But, I said 2% (hah! I am smart)
Then, the presenter gave me a challenge to thread a needle. I couldn't remember the last time I had actually needled a thread but there was a camera in front of me and denying the challenge would be a national embarrassment. For the record.
I just took the needle and thread and ACTUALLY DID IT. Though the presenter kept bombarding me with questions and they needed a quick answer. After that, they gifted me a heater. A real room heater. I wasn't surprised since it was the 1st December (2014) and heaters could come pretty handy. Hah!
I was looking forward to see the show in their night transmission. Which was due at 11 PM or something. So we all sat and watched the show. I think I approved the sight.
Next day, Amma Jaan told me she received a call from a relative who thought she had seen me on television but wasn't sure if it was me or Areeba.
"Did she recognize me? How could she recognize me?"
"Noor, she did. I think it's funny."
Have you ever been on a show?