August 12, 2007


Somebody said, that by the time u start to think that ur mom was right, u invariably have a kid who knows u r wrong..hehe. Guess thats time and its confounding acts at wrk for U!:)
Discovered the 'effects of aging' at wrk a few days ago..
As a kid, I used to hate the idea of attending the 'extended' family functions and running into random aunts and uncles, who were forever awe-struck that I had managed to grow up so much r wanted to know if I remember'd who they were.
The first statement,I have to admit,was the welcome one. Given that i have like always belonged to the vertically challenged lot, i used to quite like hearing that, except that whenever anybody told me that, i had to contend with a smirking elder brother [ who has sumhow always managed to be taller than me by a good few inches:( ] telling me that they were just being polite..hehe.
The sec one was the nightmarish one. I used to never know how to handle that one. For one, i didnt know y they were so eager to know if i remembered them..Couldnt fathom what difference it made in the colossal scheme of things to anybody at all and to add to my plight was tht usually, i had no idea who they memory has always wrked in the 'all r nothing' way. I either remember everything bt a person r i remember nothign at all.. N they usually fell in the nothign lot and still, i would never b able to say no.I would always say yes and stand grinning foolishly [ more foolishly than usual...acc to my brother:P].
Given my entire history of embarassing experiences at attending functions, one would have thot i would make a somewhat more resonable and sensible adult. Atleast if nobody else did, i did:D. But then u live n u learn..hehe. Attended a function at a sec cousin's place a few days ago. He used to b a rather close cousin before he went off to the US and his kid was among mine and my brother's fav neices. She was probably around three r four when she left and we used to spend hours playing all kindsa games with her and so, she was like the one person v were really eager to meet. Guess I was expecting to meet a sligthly grown up version of the cute kid i had known, so was tot unprepared to b intro'd to a super pretty teenager who bore no traces to the kid i had known and bef v knew it,was saying 'God! u have grown so much' and my bro the 'so, do u know who v r ' line...:)). Both of us burst out laughing leaving the girl super confused in life.I am sure that the girls decided now to not meet random uncles and aunts again. Well, what can i say?..Atleast am doing my bit to keep tht tradition going:P.


~Roh said...

ROTFL :D tooo good smi!
I completely agree wd u abt those random aunts n uncles...i too hv had my share of embarassment coz of'em :P
and i wud always say no if they asked me abt me knowing them...n hv always been blamed as "hudgige kobbu" by such aunts n uncles :((

Anu said...

ha ha! you know, my sis has the same problem... gets confused with all the relatives! she was wondering, how on earth I could remember them and talk correctly at my wedding! At her wedding she wants me to stand by her side always and tell who is who!! :))

Srini said...

Hey! On the right side of your blog really shows the incremental way how you started and now going to good speed.. :D

Nice blog. I too hate attending these boring functions. Not just remembering the names, but even it is tough for me to understand how these relations get connected.

Smitha.S said...

Roh-poor U..hehe.
Anu--Seriously, how on earth could u remember?..Tusi great ho:D
Didnt recognise so many ppl during my wedding:P
Srini-Thanks and prev pace was a blog a, some improvement..hehe