Give Us A Break..

Today was a day full of laziness for me, as it was SUNDAY, the day I always look forward to. In that laziness flavour, I gave a thought on some of the weirdest dialogues, we females, age being no bar, have heard throughout our lives. These dialogues have been a part of our childhood, adulthood or whatever stage we are in and will remain so for ages to come. Have a look:

1. When are you getting married?
I am just bored to death with this question which is popped in front of me or anyone of my age by every second person. The moment you hit 24, you become eligible to answer this question. I ask you, why? It gives me a feeling as if I have taken birth just to turn 24 and get married to man of fame! People understand; we females, also, have our own set of dreams and desires, which may or may not be centered around marriage.


2. Why are you single?
I guess singlets can understand the pain of this question, as zillions of people might have asked them this. How can anyone answer why they are single in the crowd of ‘much-in-love’ couples? The reason is the dearth of the right person or the right person not willing to reciprocate. Is it necessary to keep hurting the person by asking this question? Or is there a market out there, from where a girl can get her man and change the relationship status to ‘in a relationship’. Give me a break!!


3. Oh! My God, you drink?
Isn’t the decision of drinking or not drinking a personal choice? I don’t think any code of conduct explicitly mentions that the females who drink are indecent, then why are they perceived so. Why are women questioned if she likes going out with her bunch of pals for a drink? Why should boys have all the fun… I wonder!


4. Is he your boyfriend?
This is the religion in our country, if you talk to a guy, he must be either your brother or your soul mate. Nothing in between is understood by our folks. You must have heard aunties yelling, ‘ek ladka aur ek ladki kabhi dost nahi hote!’ To those bunch if aunties, Grow up! A guy and a girl can share a bond of friendship, where they fight, understand and care for each other and simply hang out with each other. Please don’t ask for relationship tags for such beautiful friendships!


5. You should lose some weight, then you will look beautiful!
There is a saying, ‘Beauty lies in the eyes of a beholder’. Have these people forgotten this one-liner? Looking pretty, has no relationship with being fat or thin. You can look ultra beautiful even when you score a little more on the weighing scale. Similarly, you can look awful even if you are thin. What matters is staying fit and healthy!

Image: Alexis Shapiro has been denied gastric bypass surgery by her insurer

I know you all must have heard these dialogues at one point or the other from your near and dear ones. They might have inflicted pain upon you with these questions, but no worries, laugh them off, coz that’s lyf!!

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Taniya Mittal

Taniya Mittal

Taniya Mittal is a young and vibrant writer who believes the mightier pen more, than the sword. A firm believer in only one thing being constant that is change, she hopes to bring this change in the paradigm outlook of the masses through her writings. She has a Post Graduate degree in Commerce and expresses her ideologies through her varied caliber and passion for writing. She has traversed through various genres like travel, relationships, food, technology, business, fashion, health etc. While working on these she has done SEO friendly Web content, blogs, articles, press releases and feels there is a lot to learn and continues being an ardent student of this art form. Taniya is a dreamer and loves to paint these dreams on paper through her words and through Thatslyf.


    • Vidhu Shekhar
      January 10, 2015

      @ # 1 : Experience tells me females can not claim monopoly of this irritant. Males must endure it as well. Worse, if you DO get married, the question only transforms to “When are you going to have some children ? Dr. XYZ or Swami ABC is really miraculous if you’d care to…” You see, our society REALLY cares. Whatever it lacks, you can not blame it of indifference.

      Besides , each individual in our society becomes “Chairperson of the Non-Existent Committee for Social System and Norms” as soon as faced by ANOTHER individual. The supremacy of society must be sustained; and the individual he’s facing MUST lose his / her individuality and privacy in the best interests of this supremacy.

    • Mayra
      January 4, 2015

      The article is just true, each and every word of it depcits the life of an Indian girl. This marriage question is the most annoying of the lot.. please give us a break and let us act free!!!

    • Surbhi
      December 23, 2014

      Hahahaha…lol so true
      According to our Indian Society- a girl and a guy can neva b friends…give me a break!

    • Swapnil
      December 21, 2014

      If you are single then why you are single? and if you are not then why don’t you get married? They won’t let us live. Give me a break indeed.

    • Mizna
      December 21, 2014

      Hahaha. This is amazing. Is he your boyfriend? I have encountered this question a number of times. People are so weird.

    • swati
      December 21, 2014

      Haha..true…1st question is really irritating

      • Vidhu Shekhar
        January 10, 2015

        It’s irritating, is it ? Well, once you DO get married we’ll replace it with, “When are you going to have children..?” Once you DO have children, we’ll replace the above with, “Why don’t you send your child to XYZ school ..?”


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