This is a prompt which I chose from a site that gives creative writing prompts for writers. Since I am a typical TamBrahm ( 😛 ), I will adhere to strictly the realistic ways in which a modern TamBrahm girl rejects a Marriage Proposal (Read as Arranged Marriage Proposal). These reasons were used by me and my friends to reject the proposal 😛
Disclaimer: This is 100% percent for fun and entertainment. No hate mails please. S(t)ri is really having a bad hair day. Don’t make it worse 🙂
#1: Arggghhh – The name!
My mom sweetly brings the laptop to show me the guys who has matching horoscope and also she proudly says, “Hey, horoscope match is so perfect with these 3 guys and even they like your photo and profile”.
Me (checking the name): “Rangarajan, Venkatgiri, Ramanujam – Mom are these guys’ name or their fathers’ name?”
Mom: Don’t tease like that, all are God names, what’s your problem? Even your name is God’s name, you shortened it to Stri now so it became stylish.
Me: You have a stylish surname “Indrasenan” – my dad’s name. I alone will suffer with these? I won’t and yeah I shortened my name. Ask these guys to shorten their name to Ram, Venkat, etc and come.
Mom: *does a facepalm*
#2 – Arghhh – The place!
So again mom brings guys with matching horoscope and stylish names like Sanjay, Vikram, etc. (yeah that’s stylish by TamBrahm standards). I check the location (place of living), the places are Thenkasi, Ghazidabad, Vadodara, Meerut, etc.
Me: I haven’t seen these places even in business game. I am not going to remote places like that.
Mom: You can’t get married to Triplicane (my home) guy, marriage proposal came from various places.
Me: You alone was brought up in Purashawakkam (Chennai) and got married to Triplicane (Chennai), Why can’t I?
Mom: *scolds me and goes away.*
#3 – Posh Posh Firangi Indians
Mom finds few really worthy candidates who got stylish names and who dwell in USA, UK, Malaysia. *The Faarrin Maapilai (Foreign Groom)*
Me: I am not going to other country like a tapeworm struck to his host. If I go to another nation it will be by my own hard earned money and I am not staying in another country like forever. I am a desi girl. Jai Hind. *Le me starts singing Vande Mataram*
Mom goes away with an angry glare.
There are lots more of reasons on which me and my scrutinize the marriage proposals. She hates joint family while I want brother in law, sister in laws. She likes either NRI groom or groom from silent localities (rural or semi urban places) while I want to stay in metropolitan areas. My mom wants caste, sub caste, horoscope, gothram etc to be perfect while I want just the caste to be same. Likewise our list goes on.
My Dad: In a similar way the guys’ family will be scrutinizing your daughter’s profile. So be generous and polite. Select someone who is a teetotaler with a good pay! (See, he has his own worries).
Me: What’s the point if he is a teetotaler and earns more? He doesn’t know how to enjoy life then! I won’t marry such a guy.
Mom & Dad: If you keep talking this way, you won’t get married but we will go mad soon.
Me: Stri Happy Annachi! 😛 (It’s a tamil movie dialogue, means I am Happy).
P.S: This is just my take on the prompt. No offence meant and I am not really interested in these so called arranged marriages but apparently I might end up doing arranged marriage. As I said earlier, don’t send hate mails or don’t be angry. Take it in a light manner. If guys are thinking my reasons are so silly, I can show sillier reasons which guys state to reject girls in my next post.
Love & Cheers,