Indians are undeniably unique - unique in their way of living, unique in their thought process, totally unique in their style and even innovation! From us, came not only “zero” and USB, but also the most elegant, yet the sexiest attire in the world. J And we even manage to live in this five and a half meter cloth 24X7, which could at times be more revealing than Priyanka Chopra’s golden bikini! Stay on… I am not here to talk about a saree, cos guys have already done all possible R&D on that!
Talking about the Indian way of questioning and sharing concerns… We have some predefined FAQs, which are mostly raised by aunties, grannies and mommies. Even colleagues! Like, today at the lunch table she asked him, “Wow, so many dishes your wife has packed for lunch! I see her love for you blooming in the form of beetroot and potatoes, even after 2 years of marriage! Impressive!”
Shy, yet a sweet guy he is, who replied “Yes, she is a darling!” And we all smiled at him feeling good for the girl.
The next question from the same lady, “Oh so, is the junior in the making? Planning or execution stage?” She sounded like the President of “Association of Curious & Impatient Mothers and Mothers-in-law” in the country. By the way, every second person in India is eligible to become the president of this association!
It is a ceremony in our country to spend time, energy and money at one go on gold, food, decoration and transportation. Why? - To fancily lock the girl and the boy in a room, so that from day 2, parents, relatives and the entire neighborhood can demand the result. …which is more or less like a class 12 student awaiting board exam results J
After wedding there is only one “good news”, which is not a promotion at work or buying a house or a car. It has to be that one obvious ‘good news’! Recently, out of the blue, my cousin Rats gave me a call. Without any introduction speech or headlines to the content, he gave me “The” good news, “I have done my part, we are gonna become dad and mom!”
“Wow… Congrats Rats; wishes to Rags too!”, I felt really happy for them and also their parents and relatives and second cousins and grand aunts and uncles and current neighbors and previous neighbors. All of them have been waiting keenly for 4 years!
Rats, “Compulsion, stress and pressure! I had no escape, they at last made me do it …and I see my wife growing forward!”
I rolled on the floor laughing.
Rats continued, “I even felt that we were being talked about more than global warming and Obama completing one year as the president of USA. Every soul in the country was so concerned! Before I could receive a memorandum-of-request signed by the entire population of Kerala, I managed it! Wow, I sealed their mouth, finally!!”
I was still on the floor laughing!
So guys… don’t forget the key words: CSP - Compulsion, Stress and Pressure!!
Have you too experienced CSP? You are most welcome to share your stories in the comment box!