Our lovable parents always try to do things that are in our interest. But this Act of Random Kindness of theirs is generally miles away from our interests. What they understand of our interests is generally based on their perception. It doesn’t matter what we think and if we try to explain our point of view, things end up in an argument. Sometimes they do act really understanding but that sometimes only stays for a while.
When you want to go out
When you decide to go out, the first thing you have to do is get your parents’ permission. And when that is to be done, you better be prepared to be put through a grilling session of questions and be sure that even one wrong answer can lead to doomsday. Basically, get used to hearing NO for an answer.
Talking to a friend
Just remember to let your friends know when you are around your parents while talking to them because even a harmless statement can lead to disaster. A constant glare will follow you during the entire conversation and if you do manage to get out of sight, you won’t be able to escape the questions once the conversation ends.
Shopping with Indian parents
If you are out with your parents to shop something, do one thing – sit back and enjoy the drama. This drama is known as “Bargain Drama” in which one tries to bargain (parents) whereas the other tries to thwart the move. It is the drama which takes place even at places where it isn’t needed and it’s obvious that shopping with parents must be avoided at all cost. Period!
My parents’ review is worst than KRK’s
If you are attending a family function, you must brace yourself for major embarrassment because your parents will be making all your private things public. If you try to reason with them, the only answer you will get is “they are family not unknown people, it’s not an issue if they know it”. And you think that doesn’t matter?
Money, what money?
Just remember to keep a well-scripted story ready before you make any demand for money. Memorise the entire script and use it with confidence and innocence filled eyes because only that can help that deadly glare. Do not argue with them because your argument is taken as the perfect excuse by parents to used the deadly two-worded NO.
And when you think of making a decision
If you are making your life’s decision, the only person whose opinion should matter is YOU. But, not for your lovable parents! For them, the opinion of your relatives and their friends matters. And how can you forget Sharma Ji’s son! Any relation between their’s and your course doesn’t matter, they will be asked only because they are there in their life.
While checking out a place
When you want to pick up a home for yourself, you look at all the elements like locality, people and facilities. But when it comes to our lovable parents, they will look at even those things which don’t matter. Obviously, this will lead to some really unreasonable conversations. They will actually not only go to the extent of asking your prospective neighbours to take care of you, but also expect them to do that.
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