“Beta kal hi to diye the!”
Do you think this will ever change…Nah! Complaining about money is something every Indian parent loves to do. So here are some features possessed by all the Indian parents when it comes to MONEY MATTERS!!
1. They think the world is still stuck in the 80s.
Indian parents think that the world is still stuck in a place where Rs.10 could buy you anything you wanted. “Arey, yeh itna mehnga kb se hogya?” (Since when did this get so expensive?). Uh, since forever. They just don’t understand that these days stuff is very expensive and you’re not taking advantage of them.
2. You’re always asking for too much.
Indian parents will always try to bargain with you as if you’re some evil shopkeeper. “Itne paise? Nhi, sirf 200 mein kaam chljayega.” (This much? No, manage in just 200 Rs. That should be enough). These days, even 1000 Rs are not enough, but Indian parents just don’t get this.
3. They all have sharp memories.
They won’t let you forget the money you took months ago. “Abhi toh paise diyethe. Kahan khatam kr diye?” (We just gave you money, where did it go?). Will somebody tell them that three months ago is not ‘abhi’. Money gets used up fast in today’s world, and this is something we can’t control.