I might just be smiling to myself, reading a book or chatting with someone but of course, I must be giving the wrong signals considering my mom keeps misinterpreting them as something mischievous going on in her daughter's life. You know what I mean....
Situation 1 - Dhanya smiling at computer screen (That would be me, so newbies stop wondering who Dhanya is and for God's sake read my profile properly before you start reading my post! ;) Dhanya has this habit of referring to herself in third person sometimes. It doesn't happen always, so stay!)
Ma (All happy happy) - Who you chatting with ehhhhh?
Me (Knowing what's coming) - Oh... this friend of mine... a boy!
Ma (Even more happy happy. Expectantly sits on the sofa opposite me. Looks at me with all interest. Says finally in a hushed tone.) - What's his name?
Me (Smiles at her and tries hard to fake a blush) - Ajit...
Ma (Smiles even more wide) - Malayalee ????
Me - Oh yes! Pucca Malayalee amma!
Ma (Smiles so wide that it looks like she has a hanger in her mouth) - Good good! Is he handsome? What are his qualifications? Is he single? I hope he's single. What is he working as?
Me - Amma, his full name is Ajit George....
Now something about the last sentence I said made her change the topic as soon as she had started it. 'Nair boy?' seems to be her favorite question since last few months....
Sitution 2 - At the airport, Dhanya is seen chatting with an ex-colleague while her mom looks at both of them with keen interest.
After he left -
Ma - Nair boy????
Me - Married, amma!
Ma - *Sigh*
Situation 3 - Dhanya talking quite loudly and laughing even more loudly whilst chatting with a friend on phone.
After phone call -
Ma - Who was that?
Me - My friend E
Ma - Ohhhh! Nair boy ????
Me (eyes her angrily) - Muslim, amma!
Me - *Sigh*
Situation 4 - Dhanya returns from office and tells her mom that a colleague...
Unlike other mothers (wow that rhymed), my super cool mom acts super cool about it...
Ma (Who I think hardly expected anyone to propose to me) - Wow!!!! Nair boy????
Me - Hmmm. Yes.
Ma - Annndddd? He has good salary no? He will be able to take care of you no?
Me - I don't like him that way. I said no.
Ma - *Sighhh*
So if you're a guy and you happen to talk to me, be warned - The ever famous 'Nair Boy' question might be coming your way soon! ;)
Any question of the sort your mom bothers you with?