Thursday, November 20, 2008

Terrifying ‘M’ Factor

I’d say something that irritates me the most next to driving in Chennai roads will be this ‘M’ factor. Well, it will be easy for anyone (or at least for the people of my age group) to guess what this ‘M’ factor is all about… for the rest let me say it is this terrifying ‘M’ ‘M’ ‘M’ ‘M’ ‘Marriage’.

If you hate me to the core (or) you are too jealous of me being happy and smiling all the time (or) you just feel like irritating me, all you have to do is just say that word to me… but make sure the very next second you vanish away from my sight or else I’d guarantee that you can find our names in Newspaper the next day for you being killed and me becoming the murderer.

I’m so damn frustrated with everyone around me talking about it all the time....Grrrrrr
The concept of “Arranged Marriage” (as my Sydney friends stress those words within quotes) sounds really weird and makes me think is so absurd.
Step 1: X and Y meet
Step 2: Exchange looks and smiles
Step 3: Talk for a max of 30 mins
Step 4: Parents say ‘Yes’ as they like the family and astrologer says they make a great pair.
Step 5: Decide the life partner in less than a month.
Though this process has proved to be surprisingly successful…I still can’t accept it.

All of a sudden from no where comes my aunt’s sister’s husband’s brother’s wife’s mom who would have met me a couple of times (that too unwillingly), will pour so much of love on me that she keeps bugging my parents about why haven’t they got me married to anyone!!!!!! [She would not even remember my name properly, confusing it with my sister’s name often.] I’ll then carry a broad smile with sooooooo-sweet-of-you-aunty look in my face and I let only my mind speak “Why the hell are you bothered about me now?” This will eventually make my parents worry for a week or two, thinking they skipped to perform their duty as parents, blah blah blah….

Hallo, What is the big deal here? I still have time or I need time. Now don’t ask me ‘How long?’ When my parents still feel that I’m not grown up enough to drive a car myself, don’t you think I’m too young for this ‘M’ stuff ;) My dad calls this a ‘Clever stupid logic’ but yaaa I can’t do something or pretend to like something when I don’t really believe or agree to it. This is going to be my future and 2nd half of my life, I really can’t rush and decide something but my parents can’t wait. :(

This life as a single is so much fun-filled, why would anyone like to take risk or gamble in life? Don’t you agree guys and girls????