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Sunday, May 3, 2009

How to Identify an Indian

Top Qualities of A Real Indian:

  1. Everything you eat is savoured in spices,garlic, onion and tomatoes & no to forget "mollagai thullu" (curry powder)

  2. You try and reuse gift wrappers, gift boxes, and of course aluminium foil.

  3. You are Always standing next to the two largest size suitcases at the Airport.

  4. You arrive one or two hours late to a party - and think it's normal.

  5. You peel the stamps off letters that the Postal Service missed to stamp.

  6. You recycle Wedding Gifts , Birthday Gifts and Anniversary Gifts.

  7. You name your children in rhythms (example, Sita & Gita, Ram & Shyam, Kamini & Shamini.)

  8. All your children have pet names, which sound nowhere close to their real names.

  9. You take Indian snacks anywhere it says "No Food Allowed"

  10. You talk for an hour at the front door when leaving someone's house.

  11. You load up the family car with as many people as possible.

  12. You use plastic to cover anything new in your house whether it's the remote control, VCR, carpet or new couch.

  13. Your parents tell you not to care what your friends think, but they won't let you do certain things because of what the other "Uncles and Aunties" will think.

  14. You buy and display crockery, which is never used , as it is for special occasions, which never happen.

  15. You have a vinyl tablecloth on your kitchen table.

  16. You use grocery bags to hold garbage.

  17. You keep leftover food in your fridge in as many numbers of bowls as possible.

  18. Your kitchen shelf is full of jars, varieties of bowls and plastic utensils (got free with purchase of other stuff)

  19. You carry a stash of your own food whenever you travel (and travel means any car ride longer than 15 minutes).

  20. You own a rice cooker or a pressure cooker.

  21. You fight over who pays the dinner bill.

  22. You live with your parents and you are 40 years old. (And they prefer it that way).

  23. You don't use measuring cups when cooking.

  24. You never learnt how to stand in a queue.

  25. You can only travel if there are 5 persons at least to see you off or receive you whether you are travelling by bus, train or plane.

  26. If she is NOT your daughter, you always take interest in knowing whose daughter has run with whose son and feel proud to spread it at the velocity of more than the speed of light.

  27. You only make long distance calls after 11 p.m.

  28. If you don't live at home, when your parents call, they ask if you've eaten, even if it's midnight.

  29. You call an older person you never met before Uncle or Aunty."

  30. When your parents meet strangers and talk for a few minutes, you discover you're talking to a distant cousin.

  31. Your parents don't realize phone connections to foreign countries have improved in the last two decades, and still scream at the top of their lungs when making foreign calls.

  32. You have bed sheets on your sofas so as to keep them from getting dirty.

  33. It's embarrassing if your wedding has less than 600 people.

  34. All your Tupperware is stained with food color.

  35. You have drinking glasses made of steel.

  36. You have mastered the art of bargaining in shopping.

  37. I have more than 30 qualities that i have listed above

  38. I know i am nuts

  39. I have no idea why i came up with such a post

  40. I wish the list can go longer but my mind isnt functioning well at this point of time :p


  1. Hehehe...i was thinking of the point number 37 while reading this post...:D At last you admit that you are nuts...Escapeeeee!!!~~

  2. hahaha......i cant control my laughter...!!!!

    many are really true...we come across it every time..!!

  3. Khejes : Oru nuts tha inoru nuts kiteh palaghum. So in another word, you are another nuts in the block :p

    Yamini : Exactly..

  4. ha ha ha..i had good laugh.. how true all this.. But some i didnt experience yet. i do cover my astro remote often cuz to avoid from break. Even though i'm the youngest in family but the elder's always like to play monkey game with the remote. buang sana sini. so far dah tukar 4.


  5. Viji : Biasalah.Sama kepala :)

  6. I must say its very much true. And I know hoe much U'd have recalled and strained for writing this. Very nice!

  7. hey i really dont know "why you came up with this post?" but wish to know:
    Are you an Indian?
    and What inspires you for this post?
    most of the comments ,listed above, should be avoided and it will become more acceptable and respectable !!

  8. Harmony : Hi..Yes, i am an Indian. Whatever stated in my post are Facts & nothing else.