Wednesday, 25 November 2009

From the right side of 30s, I think…

  • That his ‘You are the best thing that’s ever happened to me’ comes with conditions, shelf life and terms of use. It is in fact an ‘almost, but’. And at 30, you know you deserved it.
  • That for all your mother-in-law raving and ranting, she will wake up way past her sleep hour to call and wish you on your birthday at midnight. In fact, she’d be the only one to do so. And just when warm feelings are about to overflow, she will say, ‘Sada Suhagan Raho’, and drag forward your expiry date.
  • That even salary hikes don’t pull you out of your black mood.
  • That you lose friends. The gang disappears. If you don’t want the friendlessness of the 30s to kill you, trick the guy you like most in your group into marrying you. You might then have a chance for a social life.
  • That people came into your life for a reason. Why they left is something you still can’t figure out. You wait for your forties to figure out that.
  • That most people choose their family over self, and everything else. Meanwhile, you feel guilty if you do, feel guilty if you don’t.
  • That if you look at your parents too closely, tears well up in your eyes.
  • Old friends and old haunts are the most heart-warming things on Earth. IF they manage to stay the same.
  • That you can defend prejudice with conviction, and call it 'experience'.