These words are dedicated to all those women who once in their life had to get their mobile phone fixed. If you live in Lahore, the prime location for getting your mobile phone checked is Hafeez Centre, a place where a woman is mostly looked at like an alien from another planet. Here are three familiar scenarios that a woman has to face in Hafeez Centre:
Fierce Staring Competition
Walking into Hafeez Centre for a woman is like going into a haunted house where you can always feel the eyes on you. Especially if one has to go deep into the building to get the mobile phone repaired or buy its accessories.
Listening to All Kinds of Crazy Talk
The never ending conversation with the shopkeeper who doesn’t seem to shut up is something that every woman has to endure in her visit to Hafeez Centre. One of the perks of getting your mobile phone fixed yourself is the free pieces of advice about keeping your tech protected because how can a woman know anything about mobiles.
Sudden Increase in Ask Price
Just because you’re a woman, it’s obligatory for everyone to assume that you have no idea about the ongoing rates in the market. Most of the shopkeepers will think that it’s their duty to demand more if not double the price of the service or any accessory.
It is exhausting to get people to take you seriously as a human being and respond with the same respect as they would a man. Saudia Arab has a mobile repair shop run by women now that helps them to get their mobile phones fixed without any hassle. Such service provides exclusivity to women in the society who cannot get this task done themselves. This is an amazing idea and if introduced in Pakistan can help many women who hesitate to go to places like Hafeez Centre without the company of a man.