Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Part II of Proud To Be An Indian


(Caption for the above pic: Do you feel this way sometimes??)

Thought for the day: "Intelligence is like an underwear. It is important that you have it, but not necessary that you show it........"

(Please laugh- don’t say ‘Ugh’..LOL)

Blogspot seems to be quite user-friendly, now, so, I aim to continue here. Wish me luck. Or, perhaps I should post at both places- nee, that’s too difficult.

And, here’s the second part which talks about our ‘tastes’ in food, friends, family, et al..Excellent.

- Everything you eat is savored in garlic, onion and tomatoes.
(We love our food-and,the savoring ensures it never goes to waste, right?)

- You are Always standing next to the two largest size suitcases at the airport.
(Yup, instead of buying four small suitcases, two will do)

- You arrive one or two hours late to a party - and think it's normal.
( That’s one bad point- late is not fashionable, or, is it?)

- You name your children in rhythms (example, Sita & Gita, Ram & Shyam,
Kamini & Shamini.)
(LOL- if people have two kids in these days, that is. And, rhythmic names are always easier to remember, na?)

- All your children have pet names, which sound nowhere close to their real names.
(Ya, like the proverbial ‘Chunnu Munnu De Pappa Di Gaddi’ So sweet, na?)

- You talk for an hour at the front door when leaving someone's house.
( LOL- yes, this is Sooo true- front door conversations are more interesting than staid sofa talks, na?)

- Your parents tell you not to care what your friends think, but they won't let you do certain things because of what the other "Uncles and Aunties" will think.
( Yes, a good upbringing..that’s what makes many of us and the next generation remain somewhat well-mannered, even in this day and age)

- You fight over who pays the dinner bill.
(LOL- yes, isn’t this a typically funny scene? ‘Nahin , main pay karta hoon’, ‘Nahin, Main’…even labourers fight like this, when they buy a cuppa tea).

- You live with your parents and you are 40 years old. ( And they prefer it that way).
(LOL-yes, you remain Momma’s/Dadda’s boy/ gal, even at 40- unlike countries where, when you turn 15+, you’re on your own)

- If you don't live at home, when your parents call, they ask if you've eaten, even if it's midnight.
(See how much they care? I know people who have to reel off the menu, even, at midnight.Grin..Nee, not me)

-You call an older person you never met before Uncle or Aunty."
( Again, indication of nice upbringing, I feel)

- When your parents meet strangers and talk for a few minutes, you discover you're talking to a distant cousin.
( It’s a small world, where Indians are concerned. If not cousins, they turn out to be from the same Lane/ City/ State )

-Your parents don't realize phone connections to foreign countries have improved in the last two decades, and still scream at the top of their lungs when making foreign calls.

(Isn’t it cute?)

- It's embarrassing if your wedding has less than 600 people.

( The best example of togetherness, I feel. The whole family, from Bhai-Bahen, Chacha-Chachi, Mama-Mami, et al get together. And, the ‘next in lines’ are eagerly paraded, in the search for their future mates. )

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Sic PJ of the week:

Q: Did Adam and Eve ever have a date?
A: No, just an apple.

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End joke:

A girl walked up to the information desk in a hospital and asked to see the "upturn." "I think you mean the 'intern,' don't you?" asked the nurse on duty. "Yes," said the girl. "I want to have a 'contamination.'" "You mean 'examination,'" the nurse corrected her.
"Well I want to go to the 'fraternity ward,' anyway." "I'm sure you mean the maternity ward." To which the girl replied: "Upturn, intern; contamination, examination; fraternity, maternity - what's the difference? All I know is I haven't demonstrated in two months and I think I'm stagnant."

Till next time, keep smiling.

18 comments:

Ayame said...

LOL @ the end joke!

AmitL said...

Hi,Ayame..me too..I was ROFL when I read it first.So,I had to share it with those who might not have read it yet.:)

Keshi said...

LOL hahahaha! I have seen this one b4 :):) they r all so true!


** You arrive one or two hours late to a party - and think it's normal.

this one annoys me to the core! I invite ppl for a party to be there by say 7pm...and they all come at 8:30pm smiling and thinking its so great to arrive here n all...I really hate that!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

And btw an Indian girls' night out wud be in the bedroom listening to Its The Time To Disco and eating jalebis till u fall asleep.

I know this one cos I was like that too LOL!

Keshi.

Alka said...

This blog has a nicer look than previous one. Older one was good too, but somewhat had a communist look. :-)I have to change your url.

ektaran said...

he he...Can soo totally relate to the pic...

Intelligence & Underwear..wah wah!!

Blogspot is def better...:)

'Your parents don't realize phone connections to foreign countries have improved in the last two decades, and still scream at the top of their lungs when making foreign calls.'...my Dad does this most of the times...

Shreya said...

ahhh I cannot keep up.. you blog too frequently these days!! haha... its good! I'm just lame :-P

Shreya said...

>>>>>>>>> My comments <<<<<<
- You arrive one or two hours late to a party - and think it's normal.

--> I.S.T. is so ingrained in me that I always assume that the party is going to start 2 hrs later lol..


- You talk for an hour at the front door when leaving someone's house.

--> but u always remember interesting things right when u are heading out.. weird how that works :D

-You call an older person you never met before Uncle or Aunty."

--> yeahhh.. calling them by their first name is just downright rude, unless they are foreigners, ofcourse!


-Your parents don't realize phone connections to foreign countries have improved in the last two decades, and still scream at the top of their lungs when making foreign calls.

oh geez.. YES!! haha...

- It's embarrassing if your wedding has less than 600 people.

-->I love BIG weddings!!

End joke:
-->THIS JOKE HAS BEEN REPEATED. No fair!

AmitL said...

Hi,Keshi...I thought people'd have seen part of this list.Ohh,you too?I'm always the first to reach the rare party I attend,and,get bugged to find that the time of the party is the time people begin to get ready at home.Hehe..to your 'time out' idea- Listening to It's the time to disco and eating jalebi?'-whew..nice combo.

AmitL said...

Hi,Alka...tks..even I think I'll stick to blogspot from now on..so,do change the link.:)

AmitL said...

Hi,Ektaran...tks..yes,blogspot it is,from now on..yes, the phone bit,is funny,but,sometimes,even I forget.:)

AmitL said...

Hi,Shreya....new post is up.Tks for the inspiration.Hahaha..yes,when u're leaving someone's house,that's when you remember interesting things(I remember once,we invited people back in,since there were such nice topics under discussion).Sorry for the repeat end-joke..:)Perhaps I'll shift back to 2-3 jokes,so,at least one is not a repeat.

Sakhi said...

-> Okay, firstly, a lot of the 'typical Indian' stuff, in your lists, is kind of common worldwide ( a)fighting over who pays the bill, b)door side goodbyes, c)garlic-onion-tomato-seasoning, d)elders asking kids not to bother about what the kids' friends say but giving enough attention to the opinions of their own friend's/acquaintances', e)stumbling upon relations or acquaintances while talking to strangers happens in all small/old towns & cities, f)Christians have the concept of bridezillas-look this up-it's REALLY ridiculous, g)recycling gifts, h)expensive crockery only for display purpose, i)storing food leftovers, j)not using measuring cups while cooking, etc.). Look it up, if you don't believe me! And then, most of the remaining points are not valid for metro/cosmopolitans or upper-middle-class at least ( a)reusing gift-wrapers/boxes/foils, b)drinking glasses of steel, c)covers over furniture, d)plastic-covers over electronics, e)not standing in a queue, f)containers in the kitchen being the free jars from various purchases, g)recycling of postal stamps, h)elders talking louder on long-distance calls, i)largest suitcases, j)arriving late for parties, etc.) *:l* lol
-> @ 'End joke': cheater cheater!! That one's being recycled!! *:P*
-> Don’t you think, you should reconsider the comment-settings here...Wouldn't it be much more convenient to simply have them open in a new window, (1)instead of opening on the same page below the post text, and (2)then having to click another link to post a comment??...Just thinking.
S m i l e

AmitL said...

Hi,Sakhi-well,honestly,I think the list is more Indian-centric,than other countries,based on my experience out here,with Brits and Aussies and locals.I mean,would you give a taxidriver a tip of 50 dirhams(600 rupees)for a trip of less than that amount?The gora public out here does that.:)As for throwing away stuff,instead of saving it,you need one look at the overflowing trash containers next to each building,to know that they don't save/recycle,etc.:)

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