Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Decisions!

Ok...so here is a story...of my life of course...

I had just finished high school and was on my way to college. Since my parents had vehemently shot down any plans of me going outside of chennai for college, I told them that I would like to study in SRM Engineering College as a couple of my cousins were already there and it would be fun. Plus my other choice Sathyabama was certainly not luring me with their strict rules. If you don't believe me check this video out...

But then there were these neighbors...a chemistry teacher (mom), a dad, and a grandpa. The grandpa who we all think will have worldly knowledge wanted me to go to Sathyabama...I wonder why, I think he thought I had too many boys for friends. He pulled my mom to one side and told her that in Sathyabama they give three meals everyday and that the bus will take me to college and back. He also told her about the advantages of girls and boys not talking in college...

After hearing all this and getting almost convinced that it was the place for me my mom came and spoke to me about it only to get it solidly from me...but then she was concerned for me and I think also at the prospect of me having good hot food made her think that it might be the right place. But I put my foot down and landed up going to the then much cooler SRM...(this college has due to its own workings spoilt its reputation after I graduated).

Three years go by and I see a bunch of freshers come in to college...and guess who walks in...that wordly knowledgeable grandpa's grandson...wonder where all the gyan he gave my mother did not work in his own family...hmm...maybe the grandson wanted to mingle-jingle with the opposite sex? or maybe the grandson wanted to eat canteen food and not the three square meals that Sathyabama provided? or maybe he just did not want to be jailed...hmm...I was burning, fuming, and angry...

That same evening my mother heard it from me for the second time about why she should not listen to others while deciding the future of her daughter...hehehehe...even today I bug my mother about it...

Wonder why these worldly knowledgeable grandparents cant keep their ideas/opinions within their family and shove it down others throats? Thank god that my mother actually listened to my reasoning and did not force me to do what I did not want to...it would have made my life hell.

5 comments:

Megha Bansal said...

LOL, a great entry! this has reminded me of something from my own experience and i will pen that down!!!

Trevor Penn said...

I don't think it's a grandparent thing... It's more of the neighbor thing. That's how my experience has been so far...

Canary said...

Hahaha, my parents have done similar things as well, and I have stayed angry with them / fought with them over it for days! Seems it happens everywhere!

Aarthi said...

Hi Anu... I was in SRM from 93-97.
You might have been my juniour.
I just ready some of your blogs. Nice write ups.

Anu Russell said...

Sorry for the late replies

Thank y'all

megha read ur blog...funny!!!

Ya some neighbors shud keep their noses to themselves...

Canary...Same story different home

Aarti...definitely ur junior...did not see our college till 95...