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Ever since my cousin (let’s call him A) attained “eligible bachelor” status , all conversations at family get-togethers dangerously veer towards what he should look for in his prospective bride. Just about everyone wants to contribute his 2 cents….Now don’t get me wrong. Marriage is definitely a family affair. All I am just objecting to is all and sundry thrusting their views on the poor soul trying to get married.
There is of course, the new pastime that my family members have taken to… logging onto http://www.tamilmatrimony.com/ and dissecting each girl’s profile to pieces.
First profile for the day..
A’s mother: “That girl looks too modern, she will not fit into our family”
A : “That’s ok, amma. Girls these days want to look good and there is nothing wrong in that. I like my wife to be well dressed and not have a heart attack when she sees other women in tank tops!!”
Booma aunty : “What a name .. Pinky?..We can’t let you get married to someone whose name is Pinky !!.
A : Whats in a name?.Would you guys have said ok if her name was Abhithakuchalambal?.She looks nice, though. ”
Ramu mama : “what hobbies?? philosophy, photography, skate boarding and debating …girl seems independant. You will be get into trouble.She seems High-maintainence.Let’s look at some other profile”
A : “Very interesting.. i think i like her”
Seetha chithi : “What interesting ??. You need a girl who knows how to cook and not how to debate.”
A’s Father: “Where did we go wrong in bringing you up? Such girls will make you cook and clean after marriage.”
Vinu Chittappa : “Did your chithi know Bertrand Russel when we got married. Aren’t we happy?”
A : “Yeah , but i like my wife to be able to make intelligent conversation.Is there anything wrong with that? I want us to be equal partners in marriage. If i have to cook and clean, i will”
Booma aunty: “How come you have never helped your mother cook in the 27 years of your existence and you now willing to do all that for someone you don’t even know?.”
And so we move on to the next profile..
Ravi periappa : “This girl looks nice. They also belong to Tanjavur.The girl’s father is also a general manager in sundaram Motors.
A : ” Huh .. She looks like a school teacher. Look at that crooked nose. Plus i am not marrying the Girl’s father. It doesn’t matter to me if he is a big shot.”
A’s father : ” Aiyoo… At this rate, i don’t think you will ever get married.. You should learn to compromise and not concentrate on external things like looks. Only character matters, Not looks”
What character does one get to know about from a 30 -word write up that in most probability is fake??
Infact, my profile was on the site a 3-4 years back for a brief period of time. I was that tall,beautiful, fair,god fearing,soft spoken,family girl who likes to cook and sing keerthanas and was willing to let career take a back seat…Wonder what people thought of my character..
Gosh , What was i thinking when I let my parents write up my profile ..
No , this is not the last post of this year ..so will wish u guys in my next post 😉