Excerpts of some conversations I had this weekend:
Conversation #1, Saturday, 12 Noon
The Setting: Im lazy bonesing on the couch watching tv.
Mom: "I have a suggestion for you."
Mom: "Go to the website indiandating.com and find yourself a nice guy. It will be good, you do it yourself, and there are no parents interfering."
Me: "I dont want to."
Mom: "Just look and see if you find anyone interesting!"
Mom: "Just do it."
Conversation #2, Saturday 12:17pm
The Setting, I get off the couch to get something to eat.
Me: "Im hungry."
Mom: "Do you remember the website I told you about?"
Mom: "Are you going to check into it?"
Mom: "Then why did you say yes before?"
Me: "Because you wouldnt leave me alone."
Conversation #3, roughly 5pm on Saturday
The setting: Im sitting with my dad on the couch.
Dad: "I just want you to have a good job...and get married."
Dad: "RandomAunty's son married an American. She says that she doesnt even feel comfortalbe going there because the American is always asking when she's leaving. RandomAunty says its nice that R (my brother) married an Indian. You can call and go there, and its very comfortable."
Me: "Not all Americans are like that."
Dad: "Dont marry one."
Conversation #3, Saturday eve, 6pm
The setting: Mom is making dinner. My 3 year old niece is sitting on the counter watching her. I walk in.
Me: "Im hungry."
Mom (to my niece): "Tell your aunty to get married."
Me (to my niece): "If I get married, then I'll have to move away, and I wont be able to play with you all the time."
My niece: "You no get married Aunty."
Mom (to me): "Dont tell her (niece) those things!" (To my niece) "Tell her(me) its important to get married." (Back to me) "Go browse the website."
The setting: Im listening to my niece play the maracas while singing Sesame Street Songs.
Mom: "Will you just give me peace of mind and get married?! Do you want to be alone your whole life?!"
Me: "You havent left me alone yet."