All about Agony (causing) Aunts

How many times has an aunty looked at you and said, "Haw beta, you have grown so much?!" or "Haaw, kitni kamzor ho gayi hai"!
For long I have despised aunties who have asked me, “Beta, what do you want to do when you grow up?” Useless aunties who have got nothing better to do in their lives than to ask me what I want to do with mine. I want to make this very clear for all constant career-enquiring aunties. I HAVE GOT NO BLOODY CLUE. So Dont Ask, I will lie.

First of all, I have already grown up. I don't really see how much more up I'm going to grow. Secondly, I am not kamzor. I have happily shed my extra flab by exercising. I'm fit, not "kamzor" as they put it. Thus, I'm assuming whatever I'm doing now is pretty much whatever I'm going to be doing for the rest of my life. Don't pester me constantly by asking which college am I targetting? Like do you see a rifle in my hand? How can I tell you which college am I "targetting"?

After my college ended, this annoying aunty one day caught hold of me, ready with her killer question.

Annoying Aunty: So, what college are you targeting?
I: That one.
Annoying Aunty: Which one?
I: You don't know?
Annoying Aunty: Which one?
I: That one only.

I can't tell you the glares which my mom gave me for trying to take that aunty for a ride while she was silently ordering me to shut up via her angry glares. But trust me, it was worth it. I still have a good laugh about it whenever the incident crosses my mind. :p

I have a theory to explain why aunties constantly ask only career questions. All aunties are made in this Infosys Bangalore campus where they have a common code fed into each of their heads. They are programmed only to ask career or academic related questions. Have you ever seen any aunty ask you any other question except ones related to studies? Has a single aunty ever asked you which part of American Pie series is your favourite or Which beer is better? Foster or Budweiser? Tell, tell. My point exactly.

I wonder what would happen if I ever asked an Aunty what she wanted to do when she grew up. The circuits in her brain would spark and fuse and blow up. And then she would probably go around in circles saying "Itni badtameez hai inki ladki" in the entire society till the time I get more infamous than Britney Spears.
You know what Sachin Tendulkar would say if an Aunty asked him what he wanted to do when he grew up? He would say, “Aila”. See? That's what the successful people are doing to their aunties.

How many such aunties have you encountered? 2? 6? 16? Temme soon! Comments main duh! :)

P.S. - The image incorporated in my post is for reference purpose only. No impersonation intended. Hope this will keep copyright enforcers at bay. Like I care! :)


Creation | July 1, 2009 at 10:52 AM

Numerous! That's how many times. And I'm also the victim of a completely new species- the wretched uncles. And since I hang out more with my father than my mother, it is these uncles who I find more tormenting. It gets even worse when these 'uncles' are actually lecturers/officials in your own college. Dammit!!!
I'm extremely glad to have a mother who really understands how torturous it is to be constantly nagged by these uncles and aunts and she even supports me while I make sure I drive the uncles/aunts to insanity! :P

peter | July 1, 2009 at 1:38 PM

It's not only about Aunties, it's About relatives or neighbours. They would Ask you,
"Haww, you study in this College?
"My bunty/chunky/monkey/donkey studies in IIT/IIM/Harvard ...*evil grin* "

You are placed :O Kamal hai ..Did you get your joining date, no ? what will you do now, go for a BPO ?

And I am like, Yeah i did not order for recession in my main course. So yes I will start with a BPO starter if I have to, why does it bother, you and your monkey ?

And agony uncles are like "When I was your age, I used to study and work and then got through that MNC"

And I feel like saying "when you were my age, Really ? is that possible? I have always seen you this old, and i am myself 22 now."

Your post is so worth reading ...good one :) loved it.

I'll try 2 be truthful | July 3, 2009 at 1:00 AM

hehehe yeah that 'kamzor kadi kaun' is the msot encountered aunty question !!

another one : OOOO you are in ECE ?? matlab ye kya computers se kam hota hai?

arrrgghh :x

hemu | July 7, 2009 at 10:40 PM

many times i faced such situations starting from my childhood education.
neighbouring aunty coming and asking "which grade did u got? my child is clever and he got first rank with a grade?" and then when i completed my B.E another aunty asked "oh! still u r not placed in any company? my son got placed into tcs". It's true such aunties appear for us in evry stage of life. Thank god now i'm placed in infosys(a permanent answer to my aunt). :P

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Prianca | August 7, 2009 at 2:58 PM

@ creation
haha, i totally agree.

@ peter
u r at ur hilarious best as usual, even in your comments.
ur bpo appetiser had me in splits...thanku for all the appreciation.

Prianca | August 7, 2009 at 3:00 PM

@ i'll try to be truthful
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@ hemu
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Anonymous | August 10, 2009 at 12:33 AM

its vry irritating to ans all those ques whose ans we dont even know. but i dont blame my elders or my aunts becz its just their way to express te feelin of concern ad our well being...they jst want to confirm tat we are on the rht track ,tats all .so i dnt blame tem for tis.
people one piece of advice, whenever u r in tat embarrassing situation ,jst try to change te topic ad every tng gonna be fine!!!!!

Shruti | September 11, 2009 at 8:47 AM

Exactly the same emotions which goes through every (girl's) heart. these kinda oft-repeated questions r more targeted to the fairer sex..

n *smirk* how can one forget that pertinent n inevitable question asked right after(sometimes during)college- the one related to holy matrimony!!- this time the target group is the folks of the girl and thereafter aimed at the latter by the former..

All the aunties should be given a collective humanity award- for being so concerned about each n every young girl in her society.. :D