Sunday, December 23, 2007

Of grandpa's in general !!!

Hmm.....part of being in a vacation continues!!! yesterday I had to attend a fucntion meant for some old people.... I was forcefully taken inspite of many pleads and excuses i gave to my mom!!! And i got ripe there (pak gaya). however there was one moment things lightened up and i post it here.....

There was a anchor on stage whose duty was to announce the name of those people and they would come up on the stage.... he seemed to hav a list of adjectives viz; 'active' 'energetic' 'dynamic' 'athletic' 'dedicated' 'sincere' etc; etc; out of which he assigned nay two to a particular person.To one of them he assigned 'ACTIVE AND DYNAMIC'. You must have seen the expressiononthe face when someone in hte audience shouted 'ACTIVE AND DIABETIC'.

I have nothing against grandfathers but wuld like to mention them in this post !!! some common questions you got to face from them

Where are you studying?
This is a question you will be asked by the same grand uncle every time you approach him!!! thats how they start !!! I have answered this question about 52,134 times and 2,134 times to the same person!!!

How are studies there?
I want to tell them that they are spelled the same allover inida S-T-U-D-I-E-S..... but gotta answer everythin's well !!!

Which branch of engineering?
I answer mechanical engineering and here they give the expression that it is a untouchable branch..for them only ece and cse are the branches!! and the point i did gone so far to study is stressed more than that the college is an nit. true i couldnt get those branches but i dint even opt for electronics or electrical......I feel mechanical suits me.

Two more quetions yu got to face from them when you go to your frenz house !!!!!

Where is your home???
As soon as you answer this question you will be asked if that is your own home as if they are going to gift you one if it was rented !!!

Waht does your father do?
Huh?? Early morning yoga teacher!!! from 6 am to 9 am as neighbourhood doodhwala and paperwala then 9 am to 6 pm in a mnc and then from 6pm to 9pm as a rickshaw puller and then 9pm onwards night watchman!!!! Any problems????


Thats life in hols....with grand pa's.....They are mostly retired and spend hours wathcing and hearing news....To-be engineers will get a lot of suggestions and things like 'you should make the country proud'...there are a particular species who lecture on aim of havin a goal and the goal in having an aim and blah blah .... Duh!!! During cricket matches you will find critizisms showered upon....and if in a loosing match if a bowler earns a hard-earned wicket it is termed a 'fluke'

But belive me they got an immense experience.....and i mean the word immense!!!!

P.S : Love you frenz!!! i will be back to unlimitedness soon!!!

44 comments:

Lena said...

lol, zahid, that was fun to read. I guess grand pa's are everywhere the same and keep asking the very same questions all over the world :D

The Mad Girl said...

No no No.Grandpas are wonderful people, with their horde of childhood stories and chocolates and a ready approval for anything you do. They shield you from your parents' wrath, pamper you silly.
I never saw my mom's pa and my father's pa died when I was 3 or 4.And I miss having a cute adorable grandpa.:(. however I can assign all thses characteristics you have mentioned to uncles, maternal paternal or the neighbour next door.

Vandita said...

lol@active and diabetic :P
waise true all grandpas are the same... even my granddad always asks me the same questions everytime i meet him no matter how many times i tell him.

Vandita said...

PS: i blogrolled u

prachi said...

hail to all the grandpa....same story everywhr..... u knw its not abt grandpa.....

"whr r u studying"? "which cllg?" "whr is it?" are the questions which everyone loves.....simply....
i answer tht in every get together to every other person. lol. nice post

keep them flowing ;)
cheers

and hey chk mine :d.....

avinash said...

nice one.....

Sameera said...

That was cute!You got "riped"-ha ha!What a term :)

Enjoy the hols!

P.S. You been tagged!

Cinderella. said...

That was a fun read !
And I can completely relate to what has happened to you with grandpas.
All the grandpas that I have come acroos, think that being an Architect means I build houses...thats all.Like I'm a mason or something.
Many times they havent recognised the subject/field at all and conclude it with, " Oh so you are an Engineer..good good. "
And I choose to keep mum at those times.
My bro chose to graduate in Animation and multimedia, and my entire family i.e dad,mom,me & my bro have invited the wrath of all uncles, aunties, grandpas, grannys etc etc...coz they think his life is doomed....!!!
They all have no goddamn idea about the subject, all they recognise is 'engineering', which according them is the only optable subject and career on this planet !!!
People.....!!!
Atleast you must never have faced this my child.
So be happy.
And merry christmas and a happy new year.
Have fun.

Anz said...

lol...that was funny but then their forgetfulness is also cute at times.

Of course when you answer the same question a zillion times to a zillion people with the ones asked when you are visiting some friends house...sheesh!

Anyways have fun...take care!

zahid said...

@lena

yeha yeah....got more to write on them!!

zahid said...

@mad girl

may be....there are exceptions everywhere on earth!!! and i love critics!!!

zahid said...

@vandita

thnx for blogrolling....and yeah..repetitions are unavoidable withthem!!

zahid said...

@prachi

you dont mean to say that you love to answer them do you???lolz...tc

zahid said...

@avinash

thnx dude!!!

zahid said...

@sameera

yeah..and they are coming to an end!!!!

zahid said...

@cindrella

you dont know how much i love long comments!!! and poor bvro of yours!!! happens with sweet people like us onl y !!!!

only optable subject .....lolz!!

zahid said...

@anz

I sincerely hope you dont mean the word zillion there!!! :)

have fun too!!!

matty said...

good to see u back dude..
even i was out of station for a week..just landed now...and the first thing i do is switch on my comp and read ur blog..

well those questions were shooted at me very often..
and whenever they ask abt studies my mom just says "yeh gadha toh kabhi padhta bhi nahi hai....bhagwan jane aage jaa kar kya karega!"

dude u never told me u were frm NIT!!
and i thought the NITs and IITians were geeks, full of attitude and shit...
well there r exceptions!!!

The Tentacles of Thought said...

My grandpas arnt like that....its more of my uncles and aunts who are like that constantly askn me the same questn....i blogrolled u.

silverine said...

:))

Good one! And the anchor seems to be doing a good job, perking up the oldies! But they are cute aren't they? What would life be without the older folks? I just love them :)

Wishing you a Happy New Year!!

@matty: lol!!

zahid said...

@matty

Thanx for calling me an exception !!!
Andthnx for your first line...love your blog the same way!!!!

zahid said...

@tantacles

thnx for blogrolling..and ur grandpa's are exceptions like the way matty defined the word exception!!!

zahid said...

@silvrine

I too love them...Mine is not like that with me ,...but with others...and others grandpas are wirth me.... couldnt resist myself of such a post...

muscle with atitude! said...

nice work

zahid said...

@muscles with attitude

thnx dude!!!

Solitaire said...

Interesting..long time since I interacted with grandpas. But I get the "what does your father do" question even from "young uncles"..

Gauri Gharpure said...

grandpa's are wonderful people, and not quite a cos for 'pak gaya' stance if u ask me.. yeah, we ve our own moments of 'boredom' but i even enjoy those giggles we sister share when we get bored of the same talks thousand times over.. after i started living on my own, believe me, those 1000 things repeated by grannies and granppas helped me a lot to make sense out of work and home and cooking...

the active and diabetic quip stole the show though! :)

zahid said...

@solitaire

yeah..now a days even they have joined the bandwagon!!!

zahid said...

@gauri

the sayings might help....but not these questions..I am not gonna learn communication answering these questions....and i don get ripe in their company....jus sitting in a func gets me ripe...

Matangi Mawley said...

written well! but i would like to add tht i would rather like those questions.. now that i miss them so much!

ssnab said...

:D nice 1..
>>got ripe!!! n active and diabetic!!!
my grandpa is no diff.. he asks me wht i'm doin.. whr m studyin.. funny thng is he doesn't comprehend wht civils is all abt.. he hs heard abt IAS n IPS n all.. bt he cant imagine 1 frm his family.. he keeps askin.. "wht wil u do whn u gt thru?" n i scare him sayin tht if i do well.. i will b posted in naxalite areas!!! hehe..

SSNAB said...

hey.. change ur template yaar.. or jus change the backgrnd color.. :)

Somya said...

lol...well I have a granmom only and she has smilar questions all the time and the fact that I don't work for a products per se but for a services company with something as complex as elearning..its doesn't help at all..so now I play safe and tell everyone that I work for a software company..lol...nice post!

priya said...

Such a cute post ther.

Happy New Year.

Alameen said...

Active and diabetic..

LOL..

zahid said...

@mawley!!!

How come you misss them??? anybody would get it wont they??? unless you are away fromit all

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Happy New Year Bhai!

You have an award at my place btw :)

zahid said...

@ssnab

naxalite areas lolz !!!

zahid said...

@somya

...thnx !!

zahid said...

@priya

Thnq !!! will be back with a cuter one !!

zahid said...

@alameen

Yeah..I had a good laugh then !!!

zahid said...

@sameera

*gladly* i am running into your blog now!!!

Patchez said...

Hey Zed! That makes the forty third comment here!!! :P

Well, ur blog is so popular!! :D
Anyway... awesome post.. i felt the same way!!! hehehehe

zahid said...

@patchez !!!

I'm soooo happy to find you here !!!
ya..may be you can call it htat !!!