~Spero ergo sum~™

June 10, 2007

Of receptions and repulsions!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Teal @ 7:29 pm

When you are a 20 something old person who is single and having friends who are too busy globe trotting [or in my case both globe trotting and country trotting] you have the otherwise very glamourous passtime of driving your parents around to all the weddings and wedding receptions of all the people who you couldnt care less about [save the venue and the food , details further down the line in the same post].
“Hi kanna , remember me?”
Me [grinning and scannin my absent minded thinking faculty to remember this cheek-puncturing aunty … searching ….. searching …. match not found!!!!!] “No, aunty , nyaabagam illai 😛 “
“Me and you parents worked together in 197x …. back in those days …..”
Me: 😐
Now is the time ma’s Mom-o-meter starting beeping alarmingly and she comes to my rescue.
Then comes the agony of waiting in queue to watch the 2 tortured, sweaty souls standing on the podium for like 5 hours in a stretch, smiling in a fashion that mannequins can come and learn from them. [Kinda makes me wonder how ppl can ever subject themselves to such torture]
This time around, I had to rush elsewhere so I couldnt wish the ravishing bride and the relatively smart groom on their gr8 accomplishment.
Saw a distant view, waved to bride.
Now the point that is to be noted with atmost precision is the fact that Mothers dont make you drive them because they have no other go , but receptions have become a major networking avenue for anxious middle aged parents for potential bride/groomspotting routines . . .
“My aunt’s 2nd cousin’s son’s daughter just finished studying at BITS Pilani , romba intelligent, azhaga paaduva , moonjila avalo kalla … her parents have been looking for her for the past 1 year .. paavam so far no match has clicked.”
After hearing such “sob” stories, these folks act as Cupid’s apprentices and come to the “rescue” of the anxious parent. “Send her hororscope across , we’ll see what needs to be done.”
In between such constructive activity come the sight-adichifying. This is when the single fellows [or in some cases even married fellows] will subtly check out all the single gals and and the girls who are waiting in line to get the guillotine.
There is a simple way in which you can diffrentiate between the two categories mentioned above.
Category A [single gals who are NOT ready to mingle] ~

  • Can be spotted around juice stalls drinking juice and cold water and paraag paathufying [i.e staring pointless admiring the complex architechture and artwork on the dull and boring , not to mention plain wedding halls.]
  • Are often sighted fiddling with mobile phones and repeatedly seeing the watch, and after sometime even patting it to see if time has indeed coagulated or it is the watches fault?
  • Are also seen wearing extremly simple salwar kaBulleted Listmeez’s/.

Category B [potential lambs for the guillotine]~

  • Can be spotted wearing silk sarees or designer sarees.
  • Wear danglings that look like they might tear their ear lobe apart.
  • Often seen adjusting facial powder quantity.
  • Spend hours putting goop on their faces.
  • Are often seen with a smile that would scare a mime away [!!!]

tick-tock tick tock.
Finally dinner beckons! I refused to attend the muhurtham functions because they are all the more boring and formal. So boring that you can actually find kids dozing off in the middle of the function.
After gorging on the wonderful buffet , I made the great escape before getting caught in a web of nostalgia or being stared at by lazy bored creeps.



  1. Seems like you had a great time! 😛

    Comment by Aparna — June 11, 2007 @ 3:11 am | Reply

  2. Hell yeha!
    Had a blashhhtttt 😐

    Comment by Teal™ — June 11, 2007 @ 7:13 am | Reply

  3. Marriages r a bore. Both for the cpl getting married and for the people who come to watch it.

    Comment by Vivek — June 11, 2007 @ 2:33 pm | Reply

  4. yeah man!
    The saving grace is the food served , or in some cases not even that! 😛

    Comment by Teal™ — June 11, 2007 @ 6:22 pm | Reply

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