Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Emotional Atyachaar

(Note: features some literal translation from Tamil)

On a visit home recently...

Aged Relative (AR): Vaada, va. How are you? Are you eating properly?
Me: Yes, don't worry, I'm eating properly
AR: How is work?
Me: Yes, yes. Work is going. How are you? Are you without ailment?
AR: Something, I exist. When are you going to get married?
Me (sighing): We'll see, paati, there's time
AR: What, pa. Simply don't keep saying this. Age has happened, you should get married.
Me: What, paati... where has age happened...
AR: You must. Only if you get married now, two years from now can have a child-small, before you are thirty
Me: Child-small-a! Little too much, no? Let the marriage happen first
AR: Listen to what I'm saying, da. I am alive only to see you get married and settled with a nice girl
Me (seeing the loophole and swooping in to win the argument): Aha! If you are with life only for that... I don't want you to die, so I shouldn't get married!
AR: Ada poda... In comparison to living unhappy, dying happy is so much better!
Me (flummoxed): ... (retire at a loss for words)

8 comments:

Nandini Vishwanath said...

I'd like this in Tamil please :P on a phone call, if possible

Anjana said...

"Something, I exist"
SUCH a patti thing to say! :)

T.R.J.Nair said...

Yeaux, Arvind. Would you happen to still be in Delhi, or are you out of the country? I only ask because I appear to have landed in the city, and now again I threaten to inflict my company on the good people of said city.

AC said...

@Nandu: Well, you never call... I do it every time!

@Anjana: I know - every paati everywhere is born of the same template!

@Nair: Indeed I am. Not in Delhi, but in the far nicer town of Gurgaon. What's your number?

Vivek said...

"Something, I exist" LOLOLOLOLOL!

Sid said...

haha... so when r u getting married da - for a small child too :P

AC said...

Grrrr....

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