This article was published in Dunya newspaper on 27 April 2017.
You find the outfit you’d been planning to wear this evening for those very important guests crumpled up on the bottom of your closet, despite having asked your wife earlier to take it to the cleaners. This turns into a big argument; hurtful words have been exchanged on both sides. When the time is near you can’t do anything but complain and search for another outfit. Then the doorbell rings and you wear your social mask over that outfit.