Have you observed that some of our relatives are either overachievers or weirdoes who embarrass us. Some come calling every weekend, while some have excuses for not visiting us at all! On the occasion of Holi today, when you’re siting together with your family, observer them carefully.
Have you observed that some of our relatives are either overachievers or weirdoes who embarrass us. Some come calling every weekend, while some have excuses for not visiting us at all!
On the occasion of Holi today, when you’re siting together with your family, observer them carefully. Yes, here are five types of relatives we all have…read on:
The cheeks puller:
Whether you are 2 or 20, this particular aunty or uncle ends up pulling your cheeks for no reason. It’s not like they like us or have seen us go from one milestone to the other, but they just want to show off in front of the rest of the family. It’s pretty annoying when the cheeks puller attacks you during family functions and you really don’t know how to escape their clutches. Don’t worry though, you can always mess with their kids or grand kids (more about that in our next segment!)
So, you have told them over billon times what you’re up to in life. From your academic qualification to your marital bliss, you have practically bared your life’s history to them. Yet, they don’t really remember what is it that you do. This lot is definitely worse than the cheek pulling one, because they make us fell ‘unimportant’ by ignoring our life nuggets. The next time you come across this relative, simply walk up to them and start rattling off about yourself. Watch them turn pink with embarrassment. Or may be not.
The overly enthusiastic:
This kind is always high in energy, irrespective of the day, mood and time of the day. They can start dancing, singing, playing or making jokes without much pushing. Sometimes, when all you need is some ‘me’ time, this relative will come barging into your space. They will not only be nauseatingly excited about everything, but also expect others to join them. Which is what really annoys the crap out of us. This kind should meet the cheeks pulling ones. Ah…wouldn’t that be a cool scene?
In fact, we can tolerate the jumping like crazy relative, it’s this kind that we kinda hate. Even though we are not their immediate kids or grandkids, they behave as if they own us. They will ssh, point fingers and constant click their tongues when we are so much as walking past them. In their ‘I am so strict’ act, they forget to connect and enjoy with the younger generation and lose out on everything. If you are standing in front of one such relative, give them a right hug and ask them to take a chill pill. After all, Bura Na Mano, Holi hai!
Oh, well. Let’s face it. We dread it when this particular aunt or uncle is coming over. Not because they show off their credentials are generally nuts. But because your parents want you to be like ‘them’. Whether they went to premiere institutions or bagged gold medals by the dozen, your parents just can’t get over them. And if you’re the kind that’s chosen am unconventional career (pretty much everything that’s not a doctor or engineer), then god save you!
Even though they are all weird, funny and quirky, they are what make you who you are. Your identity stems from these guys, so bear them with a million dollar smile!