Being single is a pain at times. Being a single & of my age is even more painful. The most common question at family functions is “ So when are you getting married?” Some ask “ Have you found someone? “ or some will even offer help “ Are you seeing someone or shall we look for someone for you?”
These are the times when I get to know how many “ concerned” relatives I have. Wow. Mostly Aunts!! How they will come out with list of eligible bachelors from their acquaintances..” Oh there is a guy working in so & so. My neighbours relative.” My Gawd. One cannot even do anything besides keeping that plastic smile at place during such sessions. ( one can actually put Aishwaria Rai to shame with that so plastic a smile) Mom will be bombarded with “ When are you inviting us to her marriage?” “ What have you thought for her?”
Poor Ma. She has to tolerate all those at functions besides tolerating somebody like me at home. She had almost given up, ( actually she gives up sometimes) but again those bombardments work like some fresh lease of energy which stimulates her very motherly ( naturally) urge to get her daughter married!! I don’t blame her.
Sometimes the scene is even worse. People wonder why aren’t this girl married till now. There HAS to be something amiss. May be , may be not.
Well , I guess this will continue till I turn “ too old to get married “ i.e. if I donot bump into somebody to “settle down” before that. Sigh!!