KARACHI, Eid Day 2: Soon after the Eid ka chand is sighted, your mobile phone starts to ring like crazy! Calls, SMS, WhatsApp – all of it gets flooded with lots of lovely Eid greetings from friends and family. Nonetheless, amidst all of these much expected wishes, this year people are getting one unexpected call. This one is a lovely call starting with a very cheerful voice which says:
Asalam o Aliakum! Pehchana mujhey?
That’s when you start to think of all the people who could be so happy to call you on Eid Day but you be like ‘Noo…’.
Just then it turns out to be from a friend, a true savior who’s always come to the rescue when you were hungry! Yes, this is a recorded call from foodpanda.
The CEO, Nauman Sikandar Mirza, gets on the line, who is really excited to personally wish the customers a very happy Eid and put a smile on their face. He also adds a bit of lively humor to the conversation by reminding them of the last time when many of the customers actually replied to him thinking as if it was a real phone call.
That’s not it. Foodpanda has gone an extra mile to amuse their customers. A large number of customers have also received an envelope from foodpanda enclosing a vividly colouful Eid Card with a special, humorous Eid Wish which is hidden under a silver scratch line. Here are some to tickle your funny bones:
— ابرار قریشی (@abrar_kureshy) June 22, 2017
— Sellout Ding Dong (@tzash) June 21, 2017
Upon further fact-finding, we came to know that as many as half a million people received this Eid Greeting calls. Yes! Half. A. Million. While the cards were posted to a large number of foodpanda customers across the country. And with all of them talking about it, the news of this unconventional way of sending Eid greetings is breaking the internet.