Friday, April 23, 2010

Marriage Miscommunication

The other day my mom and I went around inviting people for a marriage that’s coming up in my family. This conversation happened when I met an uncle that I haven’t seen for years together.

Uncle: Hello! Vango vango! (Welcome Welcome!)
Me: Hello Uncle! Epdi Irukkel? (How are you?)
Uncle: I’m Fine pa! How are you? How’s appa? And hows your sister? It’s been quite a long time!

I didn’t know how to prioritize my answers. So I generalized it.

Me: All is well…

Then he turned to my mom who was chatting with maami..

Uncle: Paayan nanna valandhutaan! (Your boy has become a grown up. I hope that’s what he meant.) I used to see him wearing only his underwear as a smaal kid and roaming about with eyes just barely open.

Grrrrr… If you miss it so much, I can do that again but now, the other people have to walk with their eyes just barely open.
Then all of them exchanged pleasantries and some catching up.

Me: Uncle… There’s a marriage coming up in our family.
Uncle: I guessed! Right when I spotted you, the grown up! So, who’s the girl?
Me: The girl is my sister.
Uncle: Eh!?!?

I could see his literal shock. Believe me, it was a prank unexpected and I couldn’t help but laugh.
Thankfully my mom swooped in…

Mom: Its my daughter thats getting married :) He still has a long way to go.

Apparently after this incident, I think I do.
And then mom told what needed to be told while I kept my mouth shut. With a wry smile of course.
And then we had the customary juice and when I left, I could still see mama sensing my grin.

Anyway, for all you folks here, my sister, Ms. Janani, a journalist, is getting married to Mr. Sikkil Gurucharan who is a carnatic vocalist on the 23rd of May, 2010!

So a big family function coming up my way!


$ph!nX said...

ROFL! Such posts should be preceded by a disclaimer so that I don't burst our laughing in the office... :D

Vibushan Lakshminarayan said...

:) Kalyaanathukku vandhuru :D

Swati said...

I've seen him perform :)
I wish an eternity of melodic mornings for Janani :)


VJ said...


I know how these 'grown-ups' are! "Last I saw you, you were only this tiny... now you are sooo taaaal!"

"When you getting married?"

Engaiyaavudhu yaaro single-a jolly-a irundhaale thaangaadhu - they have to get everyone married off.. kavali-o-kavalai...

I wonder what he would have said if you told the boys name instead os saying "My sister"

Yennyways.... :)

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V Rakesh said...

Loooool! I'm sure this will not be forgotten by your uncle for a long long time to come!

Its awesome to note the coming together of very talented people here - a journo and a classical music exponent! Whoooooaaa!

Thanks very much for the invite! I certainly very much appreciate this very kind gesture!

Vibushan Lakshminarayan said...

Thanks a lot!

ejjatly :D and if I had said the boys name, I think he'd have had a stroke. Infact, i'm still wondering why he didn't have one for my current answer :D

I don't know if he'll remember but i'll remember to keep my mouth shut for a looong time now.

Sriram said...

LOL! All these uncles and aunties say EXACTLY the same thing, dont they :P

Vibushan Lakshminarayan said...

You said it :)

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btw, I changed to this theme myself, (I didn't know you had it too) but then faced some difficulties because of which I had to rvert (back)

Vibushan Lakshminarayan said...

:D Didn't know this was a wordpress theme.. But yeah change yours.. has been the same since the advent of the internet.

Chiju said...

Yaiyeeeeee!!!!! Dude! When your mom said long way to go, how long did she mean? :P
I still remember the time when u told your mom, "Amma, I'm in love with this girl" and your mom replied, "Adhayavadhu olunga Pannu!" :P

Vibushan Lakshminarayan said...

Dai.. Public la insult panre!

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Pooja Menon said...

Hehe. How true! "Grrrrr… If you miss it so much, I can do that again but now, the other people have to walk with their eyes just barely open." .. This section was amazing. Lol..

Anyway.. Wish your sis heartiest congrtas from my side.. And u know what.. even my elder brother got married on the 23rd of May but in 1996. :)

Vibushan Lakshminarayan said...

:) :) Thanks a lot! and My belated wishes to your brother :P

Vishwa said...

good one!! hilarous!!

Vishwa said...

good one!! hilarous!!

Vibushan L Narayan said...

:) Welcome! Thanks and do keep visiting :)

Sharatchandra Bhargav said...

Congratulations. I have seen Gurucharan live several times, most recenly in September in Phoenix. He is a wonderful artist and seems to be a very nice person as well.

Echoing Swati's comments, I wish Janani an eternity of melody in her life.


Seema said...

Hi Vibhu...
Just read the blog(from Office)..I couldn't control my sound. Nice post. How are you?