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If you are an Indian who was born and brought up in the country, then you must have, in all probability have seen people who are persistently interested in what you are doing in your life. Be it a dish of your choice to the person you choose to marry, curious people around you never shy away from asking you questions.
So recently, when Madhu Mohan, a restaurant consultant and chef based in Bengaluru decided to engage in a discussion with fellow Twitter users about the kind of awkward questions that people often face, he must not have expected to be bombarded with similar experiences of people.
While these tweets formed a long chain of hilarious replies, it also reflected the most ‘common problem’ in India — people’s inability to really mind their own business. Whether they are affected or not by the incident comes later, if there’s a gossip doing the rounds, then no way that they wouldn’t want to know about it!
Mohan started the chain by tweeting thus: “Quote this tweet with something you think Indians should stop asking/telling people in conversations. For me: “You’ve put on weight, no?” And some of the replies that he got were downright hilarious and no less relatable. People wrote how they were asked if they had become darker, when are they getting married and even their salary amount!
This was Mohan’s tweet which got it all started.
Quote this tweet with something you think Indians should stop asking/telling people in conversations.
For me: “You’ve put on weight, no?”
— Madhu Menon (@madmanweb) November 23, 2016
@madmanweb “What do you do?” “I write.” “Oh that’s nice… But what do you do for a living?”
— HC Dines (@HCdines) November 23, 2016
@madmanweb “Why have you gone so dark? Soon, you’ll be black as night. Avoid, avoid the sun.” Little wonder India has Vit D deficiency!
— Kamala Thiagarajan (@Kamal_t) November 23, 2016
@madmanweb “beta isn’t it time to get married” (said to single twentysomethings alll the time)
— rohini (@lesqueerables) November 23, 2016
Guess what funny man Rohan Joshi has got tired of hearing?
“What’s the cost of that?” Or “What’s your salary?” five minutes after meeting someone http://t.co/LZD9nM9ih7
— Rohan (@mojorojo) November 23, 2016
Because some of us were “too thin” as per the expectations of the society.
— Sonia Singh (@Sonia__Singh) November 23, 2016
— shalini (@shaliniamarnani) November 23, 2016
@madmanweb Are jain veg or egg veg or pure veg???
— chetan ahuja (@chet2011) November 24, 2016
@madmanweb What will your parents say?
— Blimeyharry (@blimeyharry) November 23, 2016
Have you met people with similar levels of inquisitiveness? Let us know what they asked you in the comments section.