Is this how life is supposed to be after you turn 26? I may be looking at my phone and smiling or chatting on the phone with a friend or reading a book and laughing or sometimes just smiling to myself but I certainly must be giving false alarm to my dad coz he keeps misinterpreting those signals as me having some “activity” in my life! If you do not know what I mean, read on…….
Me smiling at computer screen
Das( Das is my dad by the way) – You chatting? With who?
Me (Knowing what’s coming) – Oh… this sort of friend of mine… a boy!
Das (Happy happy. Expectantly sits on the bed beside me and smiles while asking me.) – What’s his name?
Me (Smiles at him and tries hard to fake a blush) – Arjun
Das (Smiles even more wide) – Malayali ????
Me – Oh yes! Malayali acha!
Das (Sitting up) – Good good! Is he handsome? What are his qualifications? Is he single? Where is he working?
Me – Yes he is very handsome, an engineer and as far as I know he is single and works for an MNC and also happens to be your nephew!!!!! Acha, am chatting with monu!!
Das immediately gets up on the pretext of getting a phone call!
At the cake shop, where I met a school mate
After he left –
Das – Nair boy????
Me – Married n wife is expecting!
Me talking quite loudly and laughing even more loudly whilst chatting with a friend on phone
After phone call –
Das – Who was that? Have never seen you talk so animatedly.
Me – My friend Rajeev
Das – Ohhhh! Nair boy ????
Me (eyes him angrily) – Rajeev George, acha!
Me – *Sigh*
Looking at mobile and smiling at 11:00pm
Das- Aren’t you sleeping?
Me – Hmmm. Yes.
Das(With a grin)- Then who is keeping you awake?
Me – A doctor.
Das- Thats nice! Nair boy?
Me- Dr. Derek Shepard From Grey’s Anatomy, acha!!!!!!!!!!! I just switched off the TV and was smiling thinking of the narration at the end of the episode!! Get a life!!!!!!
Its like this matrimonial site advertisement! The one with the dad looking at the daughter and running behind men with a garland/turban in hand! I tell you, 26 n unmarried can really get to you n can make even the most low lying dads,hyper n excited!!!
So if you’re a guy above 26 and you happen to talk to me, be warned – The ever famous ‘Nair Boy’ question might be coming your way soon! 😉