Friday, September 26

Strange behaviors !!!

I am here in Chennai today....
No not on a vacation, but a officially paid trip... wondering why ....
If you know me .... then Yes you are correct, its not work ...i have got no business here ... but i was here today standing in queue ..long queue .... standing in front of the US consulate with many others...

You know we Indians are too funny.... and we are interested in 2 things ...much more interested in these 2 things than what we are generally known for the 2 things that interests us other than cricket, food and force feeding guests ...
Guess !
Guessed ?

Today while I was standing in the queue , I had nothing to do for 2 hours (almost) other than to watch people around me....

And then you see a pattern ....

Ok let me tell you ... the 2 things which is most talked about :is Marriage and other is US Visa ...
And believe me there is a lot of similarities in both ...

The people you see in both occasions are anxious , nervous , butterfly in their stomach , they are
prepared in every possible way they can ... they are ready to do it because everyone says them to do so ...because everyone they know has done so... they run behind it as if that is when life begins ...
Be it marriage or US visa interview Indians want to look their best ... they get groomed , wear best clothes, polish shoes and are ready to look presentable to a stranger ......
They keep checking their watches every 2 mins just like in a marriage they wait for the Barat to come .....

There was a couple standing in-front of me in the queue .... and i was amazed to see how the guy was not letting a single drop of sweat come on his forehead or his wife's forehead .... such PDA and dabbing of sweat every 2 seconds happens between engagement to marriage Or when you are standing in front of the US consulate ....

Some of them do not know a language but are ready to leave everything behind here and want to delve into it because their Dikra / Chokra (son) is not ready to come back ....

In India if you are not married you definitely get a stare and you get double stares when you say you are into IT and never got any Visa stamping on your passport ....

Believe me i get both stares and I get one more when I say one of my passport expired and it never got stamped ....

I do not know what to make of it .. if you try to stand against the tide , you will definitely get injured badly and if you with it there is good chance you would be a part of the herd..... but somethings make me think 'What are we doing ?'

And then i am now joining the crowd for a short while....  at-least i will get one less stare now :)

3 comments:

shubha said...

Congrats dear :)

Nidhi Garg said...

kab aur kaha jaa rahe ho .. aur kitne dino ke liye ?

Random Thoughts said...

California , SFO , 10th ko nikal rahi hoon for couple of months