As an Indian kid, you are raised to be respectable to your elders and never talk back to them. It is how you know you are a well-mannered person. However, half your lives have probably gone in nodding to every comment a relative makes. Every first rishta meeting, there is always one aunt or uncle who will suddenly pop a silly question. Sometimes you want to laugh, other times you give them the squinty eyes and sometimes you just have no answer at all. For all you know, Indian relatives created the concept of asking rhetorical questions.
What if we told you that we have a creative solution to your problem of not having a cool enough comeback? There are two things that could happen, your relatives will get the answer to the question they ask you every time, once and for all, or they will burst into peals of laughter.
Here are a few creative responses that you can use if you ever face these questions in real life:
1. Do you know how to cook? Roti gol bana leti ho?
The age old question that every girl was asked as casually as asking her name. “Nahin, lekin agar sab kuch sahi raha to ek din main aapka liver transplant kar sakti hoon”
2. Kitna kaama lete ho, beta?
Salary is personal information and you do not want to let the whole world know about it. Control the urge
“If I told you, I’d have to kill you.”
3. Shaadi Ke Baad Kaam Karoge?
Our parents know how hard we work to get a job and do well too. So, maybe you let them answer this one.
“Maari Chhoriya Chhoro se kam hai ke.”
4. Weight thoda zyada nahi hai? Height thodi kam nahi hai?
So what if you do not fit the slim, tall and fair expectations. You are perfect just the way you are. So if you hear questions like this, tell them what you think of yourself.
“Main apni favourite hoon”
5. Shaadi ki zimmedaariya utha paoge?
Seems a little redundant but here is an answer that could convey your feelings and generate laughter too.
“Jo main bolta hu, who main karta hun.Jo main nahi bolta who main definitely karta hun.”
The pressure of dodging these questions in this traditional setting is immeasurable. You can take the pressure off by signing up on a matchmaking website. This platform will let you take control of your future and hopefully, not have to worry of dealing with questions like the ones above. You can connect with a potential match directly. It surely is worth a try.