It has been 207 days when I joined PakWheels ... While Laadli has been with me for past 281 days. While I read the postings of PakWheeler friends about their car with lots of enthusiasm, I never posted any photo or discussed my car in any significant way.
There were some factors which led to creation of this thread. First, some friends in "XRS Coming Soon" thread asked me to post some photos. Then, Brother Madhouse12 started working on the audio system of my car, and it was only justified to show my profound respect, regard and recognition for his volunteer work. Thirdly, I felt bad after reading some of the posts, wherein I saw that people did not pay much attention to their cars.
Of course, I had my feelings for "Laadli" ... but that was kind of humour in that name. MashaAllah, some of the members here have spent tens of millions of rupees on their cars. I have not spent any insane amount of money on my car. It is just the personal attention and care that makes this car stand out in a crowd.
I am a very busy person in my professional life. I have every possible reason for ignoring the car and my family life. But somehow I manage to do everything with perfection. My bosses recognize my work, and it is an open secret in my office as to who is the most hardworking and efficient person. It is very rare to see a government officer reaching office even at 9 o'clock. I have the record of always being punctual. I have served for more than 20 years now, and Alhamdulillah, I am satisfied with my performance.
Brother 2C and couple of other friends have used the word "obsession" for my attitude towards this car. If you know me personally, you will find that this "obsession" is there in every aspect of my life ... "Obsession" is not really the right word to explain my attitude. It is my "quest for achieving perfection". Very early in my professional life, I had the opportunity to attend a long training in Japan. This nation has the honour of being the most disciplined nation in the world. I learnt something there ... I learnt what I could not learn during my past life as a "Lahori". I learnt the importance of time, and of achieving perfection in everything.
Do we know that Toyota manufacturing and assembly plants do not have quality control section at the end of the assemble line? No, they don't have. It is their philosophy "Do it right, the first time, every time" .. Just see the depth of this mini-statement.
When you use attention, care, and apply your full concentration on something, you achieve perfection.