Dear Indian Parents, Please Stop Saying These 10 Irritating Things

Dear Indian Parents, Please Stop Saying These 10 Irritating Things

Things that Indian Parents say that can annoy their kids to no end.

The most common stereotypes portray Indian parents as individuals who meddle a little too much into their kids' personal affairs to the point where the term "helicopter parents" is a large understatement. As a teenager, that can be greatly infuriating and a cause for emotional distress (besides school of course). Don't we all deserve some privacy? Here's a list of nettlesome phrases that Indian parents tend to yell . . . I mean, say.

1. "It's because of your phone."

Apparently, taking too many selfies can cause a headache and spending too much time on the web can cause mental retardation. You better hope you don't come down with the flu, or else your phone will be taking the blame.

2. "A 90? That's terrible!"

No, it's really not, especially when the class average for the test was a 72 and most of my friends failed. But of course, you do not know that.

3. "If you do not study well, you will end up flipping burgers at McDonalds."

First off, I get decent grades. Second of all, my decent grades are good enough to get me into Georgia State University at the least. Third of all, the lowest paying job I will ever get offered after college will most likely pay me 10 times the wage of a McDonalds worker. So chill.

4. "Don't talk to boys."

Not every guy dresses like Soulja Boy and sells drugs on shady street corners, I promise. There are some good guys out there, even if they are hard to find.

5. "[Insert family friend's name]'s son/daughter got into Harvard."

Good for them. S/he is a freaking genius who took 16 AP classes, was the President of Student Council, and got a perfect score on the SAT. Now, if you will excuse me, I will go retrieve my self-esteem from the bottom of the dumpster.

6. "Stop pacing, it's not good for the house."

Oh, so me circling the living room is going to summon the most evil of demons from the pits of hell? That's great, I'll go get my camera.

7. "It has too many calories."

I just really wanted that pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks because all of my friends have been talking about it, but since (according to you) drinking one will probably kill me, I'll just stick to the healthy, organic food I have been eating for the last 16 years.

8. "You don't look like you are studying."

So I, with my textbook propped out and my notes scattered everywhere, do not look like I am studying? Well, what does studying look like then, pray tell?

9. "When's the report card being sent home?"

Oops, I think I lost it. What a terrible loss, but I promise I had all A's.

10. "You should be a doctor or engineer."

Um, I think I should be whatever my heart tells me to be, meaning if I want to be a journalist, then I should be free to do so without judgement or criticism.

If you have annoying Indian parents that do these things, just keep holding on. You are not alone. Hopefully in the future, they realize the error of their ways and accept the fact that sometimes the way they speak or act can drive anyone insane.

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1. Smile all the time.

Guys want to be with girls who are always happy. Men get severely uncomfortable when all the women around them are not Cheshire cat level elated all the fucking time. Why are you mad? Why do you look so pissed? Are you defective? Autopilot your brain to borderline creepy giddiness before men get the idea that you might actually be capable of a full range of human emotion.

2. Be smart.

Men want women to be smart, but never smarter than them. Don’t know or say anything too much about anything specifically – except sports.

3. Eat like a man, look like a lady.

How many burgers can you fit in your mouth at once? Better, even, how many hotdogs? Have the appetite of a grizzly bear, but eat like a cute tiny rabbit, or Kate Upton faking an orgasm. Oh, and never, ever get above a size 4.

4. Play video games.

No guy can resist a girl who loves to play video games (in her underwear). Fifa, 2K, Smash, Kart – know them all. If you can’t at least beat his worst friend at his favorite game, you’re not a keeper.

5. Love beer.

If you can’t throw ‘em back like one of the guys, you’re not wifey. Yeah, that Norwegian IPA no one's ever fucking heard of? You got it. Bud Light? Sure. Fat Tire? You love that shit. Feel free to let out that beer burp while you’re at it, but the burp you’d imagine a Japanese dwarf squirrel would let out after eating rainbows. Oh, and don’t forget, size 4.

6. Be a freak, but also a nun.

We all know that lyric (thank you, Ludacris, so much). Hit those yoga poses hard because he wants you to bust that shit out like you’ve done it before. But you haven’t … right? Have you?!

7. Keep him on his toes.

No man wants a woman who is predictable and boring. Challenge him. Keep him intrigued. Drop an F bomb every now and then. Learn a foreign language in your spare time so that you might give the illusion of being exotic in bed (Slavic languages sound super sexy). Induce yourself into an epileptic seizure. Whatever it takes to keep it interesting.

8. Have quirks.

Ah, quirks. The things that make people unique. The things that make people, people. You must have at least three of these but no more than five. Think relatable Stepford Wife.

9. Be hot.

This is potentially the most important, and luckily I don’t need to tell you how this works. Look at anything. Anywhere. That ever existed.

10. Never, ever get mad.

The worst thing you can do as a woman is challenge a man’s authority. Don’t talk back. Don’t think. Don’t have expectations. Sit. Roll over. Hold the bark.


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This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.


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2. Fortune tellers.


Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.


You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.

You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.

The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers

You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.

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You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

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Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

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13. Scholastic book fairs

Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.


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