Wet Clothes

 Written by: Najia Nijat

Asma and her brother, Ilham go to the castle to visit Lalo Mama. Asma’s clothes are wet. Lalo Mama comes and after greeting, he asks about the cause of her wet clothes.

Asma replies that she washed clothes before she comes here to the castle. Ilham blames her for her carelessness and says that she always wets her clothes. Lalo Mama takes them inside the castle and wants Asma to sit near the heater to dry her clothes. Asma says she doesn’t care about her wet clothes but Lalo Mama says that wearing wet clothes might face them some problems and he opens a window for their information.


In the window, the reporter of the castle is talking to some juveniles about wearing wet clothes.

Sharifa, a resident of Qarabagh district, Kabul province says, “When I was washing clothes or carpets, I was wetting my clothes and I was not changing them. Now I am suffering from the pain and swelling of my hands and feet.”

Abida, a resident of Maidan-Wardak province says, “When I was washing my clothes, my shirt and trousers were getting wet and I did not change them. Now I am suffering pain in my waist and legs. “The doctor recommended me some injections that caused me stomach pain.”

Then the reporter talks to doctor Zainuddin. Zainuddin says, “Those who wet their clothes during washing clothes or carpets, if they do not change or dry them, they might suffer from muscle pain and if they do not pay attention to it, they might face with joints pain and when they continuously get medicines to treat these pains, they might suffer from stomach ache, hypertension, and different kinds of rheumatism.”

Asma promises that she would not wet her clothes afterward. Meanwhile, Ilham sneezes. Lalo Mama laughs and says that people are afraid of ordinary sneezing after the spread of coronavirus.

Ilham says that he has worn a facemask. Lalo Mama says that he remembers him about a robot in Japan that does not let customers without facemasks. Ilham and Asma want him to give them more information about the mentioned robot.

Lalo Mama opens a window.


In the window, a television is turned on and the spokesman is talking about a robot. The spokesperson says, “Before they were taking benefit from the robots as waiters in hotels and restaurant in japan but recently, they have developed robots that identify the person without a facemask. These robots want customers politely to wear a facemask and respect the safe distance.”

 Lalo Mama closes this window too.