Thursday, 3 April 2014

Don't ask these to a college student

Starting college is like starting a new phase of life. Everything is new and different. Or that's what they show in movies. Nevertheless, college is really fun. But how I wish some nosy adults would mind their own business and leave us college students alone. And some of their questions are so irksome.

The most annoying question these grown ups would ask us is "What do you plan to do after college?". Like seriously? When I'll figure it out, you won't be the first one to know, that's for sure. Few months ago we had to ask permission for everything and now it's expected of us to make life changing career decisions. Gimme time lady, I'll probably figure it out before I hit thirty.

In a wedding ceremony when I dress up in a fancy saree or a lehenga, some distant relative comes up from behind and says You're next. The only thing that comes to my mind is "wait till we meet again at a funeral then I'll say "you are next"". But social norms dictate that I have to be polite to them. So, I give them a faint smile and move away. These pesky relatives.

And then there is the nosy aunty who needs to know every minute detail of your life so that she can feed her gossip hungry belly. They'll flash a big grin and ask cheekily "do you have a boyfriend?" Oh seriously? You are asking me about that? Even if I had one, my social and personal life does not needs to public knowledge, because I know, at the end of the day you'll gossip about it and probably inform the entire clan while adding some masala to the story.

So, please grown ups don't ask a college student these questions. They are irritating,boring and plain annoying.


  1. That's a really great take on this matter :) I really enjoyed reading it. :) :D