Saturday, February 17, 2007

Being Im"Pact"ful

Be honest…did any of you know the funda of making a marriage pact with your buddy before you saw “My best friends wedding”? About securing your future in case you continue to be the loser you currently are while making this pact? About getting someone suckered to spending his/her miserable (actually to be miserable) life with you?? No, right? Yet now most of the people I know have such back ups....as do I

Now all is well if you have just that one back up in life. But the problem begins when you obviously lose complete confidence in yourself and make multiple pacts that in case the person who made a pact with you in his moment of kindness (actually more appropriately, madness) is taken, you should have others to fall back on. Of course, if you have zilch confidence in yourself, then you try and make pacts with every person of the opposite sex and are subjected to some nasty outbursts of laughter but let's not even get into that!!!!

Now zoom in angle 2. Angle 2 being that you obviously made these pacts when you were some 20/22….and laughingly said “when I’m 28 and still single, we’ll get married”. It seemed so far away. Now you’re 26....28 is just 2 years away....you have no potential spouse in sight and you break into a sweat thinking of all the pacts you need to now fulfill!! Ok so to be honest, the people who've made a pact with you are actually the ones who're nervous and subject you to things like this
“Zee, do you know how much pressure I am under now? I just have to marry the next girl my parents make me meet otherwise I’ll end up marrying you”
Some others feign amnesia. “No way did we make a pact!”
Or alter it to their convenience. “Zee it was your turning 30….not mine!!”

I did receive an sms a few days back saying “so do we get into a pact” and I’m thinking ok so 28 booked for A, 29 booked for B, 30 booked for C…..and it went all the way up till 42 (boy oh boy….the number of men who must be getting miniature heart attacks at the thought of it) but seems like he wasn’t quite interested in marrying me at my blossoming age of 42!!!

And nothing tops the story of this friend of mine who pacted (if that’s a word) with this girl to marry her if she’s single at 30 and with another girl when she’s 28 and the 28 year old is 2 years younger so little does the younger girl know that she’ll lose out by 24 days as the older girl turns 30 some 24 days before she younger one turns 28!!! Quite complex huh?

So here’s a word of advice to anyone who’s below in their early 20s and reading this post…..28 will be there before you know it….so don’t get into pacts unless you’re some 35 or something. And to everyone who’s above 25….what the hell….haven’t you got a pact in place already....losers!!

On a separate note, saw Eklavya yesterday. Don't know what was more annoying...the movie or the 4 year old boy sitting next to me who seemed to have developed a crush on me in 2 hours. Kept tapping my shoulder and giving me these toothy grins everytime I'd turn to look at him and would move forward to check out the guy I was with. And then he almost shoved popcorn in my face and told his mom "Aunty ko de raha hoon" (Not didi! Aunty!!!) And when they said "Rajaji ki jai" in the movie, the boy yelled out "Auntyji ki jai"!!! On second thoughts, he didn't quite develop a crush. Think he was making fun of me. Hmmmm.....

23 comments:

Chakpak eklavya Image Gallery said...
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Anonymous said...

I loved my best friend's wedding.. but never got inspired to make pacts.. lol!!! i guess you took to it more than i did.. ehehhe...
but will take your advice.. and shall spread the word on the "pacts"...

Eklavya episode - u missed tellin me this detail this morning!!!!anyway....side.. hahaha... the male species will never stop fancying you.. no matter what age... hahahhaa..

Cool said...

Will keep my serious comments for later right now i can say only one thing "AUNTY JI KEE JAI"

Ruchika said...

Aunty Aunty Aunty!!!

Sucks man! I know how it feels!

Nimrata said...

How do u propose the rest of us make pacts when u've already signed agreements with any and every guy v know... or wud like to know...!!!... hmph...!!!..
this soooooooo makes me wanna share ur take on the lil movie kid knowing ur dark lil secret(!?!?!)....
hhhhhhahahahahahahahahahahah..

Beat u to this one LC.. ;)...

p.s. i wud've whacked the kid on the head when the mom wasn't looking...

Adarsh said...

Pacts !!! in reality !!! how??
neways... as per ur advice ... i shudn't get into a pact... so .... i won't (provided i hav that luxury :P)
and let me tell u... that kid will go on to become a true maniac.
and oh.. u were called 'Anty' at 26... imagine a boy calling me 'Uncle' at ... of all the ages.... 17 !!!! ( i just passed my XIIth that day for god's sake )

IR said...

very funny post
maybe the kid in hall was also looking for a pact,some 20 years from know when he is 25 and you are ....! thats just mean :)

arpana said...

im almost 25, and I dont have a pact :( shit that means Im a loser, that means I need to get a pact and soon ... oh damn , got any people whom you can lend, so that I can make a pact with ?

Anonymous said...

Lol! I don't think it was My Best Friends Wedding for me .. I think it was a F.R.I.E.N.D.S. episode .. whatever ..

Luckily I didn't make more than a couple ;) and I'm absolutely sure they're all null and void now so I'm safe!!! or maybe the guys are :D

About the kid - I agree .. you should have whacked him when his mom wasn't lookin ;)

beanpole said...

what the hell is "pacted" lady? I can see deepee writing "commonly misused words"..

Candid Confessions said...

The "pact" idea sounds fun! Cosidering that Im just 24 and soon on the brink of turning 25, I should start thinking on those lines!! Come to think of it, getting married to the person with whom you discussed all the other guys you were interested makes me jittery! If I make such a pact with my buddy, he will always see through me!! LOL!

Anonymous said...

lovely cousin,

Sorry for the delayed comment.
Marriage pacts arent really a priority for me right now though I have 2 in place. ( wait I think only one of them knows abt it!!)and FRIENDS made the pact idea popular.

Should slap irritating kids wherever u find them..movie halls shopping malls wherever. Arent u glad our niece isnt pesky????

Zee said...

anonymous1, no clue who you are...but thank u for restoring my confidence about men will continue to fancy me.... :P

cool, not so cool!!!

ruchika, ya man it does!!!

nimrata, stop being so melodramatic!!! i haven't signed a pact with the entire world u know! go find urself a boy! great advice on the kid though!

adarsh, pity you on being a 17 yr old uncle!! heheheh

ir, i don't know what his intentions were but he was surely born under a lucky star that i didn't slap him!!!

arpana, that sucks!!! pls go make a pact immediately!!! and no, not lending any of mine thank you!

anonymous 2, no clue who you are...oh that cool friends episode!!! now i remember....no best friends wedding did it for me

beanpole........ahhh......so that's what it takes to make u comment....common misspelt words it seems :)

candid confessions, make a pact with your buddy. u an continue to ogle at other men if u ever marry him!

lc, we sure luv children don't we....!!!

cardamom said...

buhuhu!! i am in my early 20's and it seems i am running a pactory (factory yaar)..:(

28 is still 6 years away..btw tewnty six is too early an age to apply godrej hair dye..

Zee says to the kid:

"i am not an aunty yet, lemme reach my twenty eight"

Bullshee said...

Oh my oh....very nice post.....was gigglin in office....and i dont very often giggle......
Me....I'm afraid of committing.....even committing to a pact gets me nervous.....is there an escape clause for these pacts???!!

Adarsh said...

hey... I got through... details as a post :)

vekspace said...

Pacts eh!? Hmmmmmm.... can I laugh first! :D:D:D

Ok... actually it is a great idea... but for the same reasons you have already mentioned... methinks it is a recipe to disaster!!!

But thats just me thinking!!!

Btw... just curious... when is your first pact due!??

That Armchair Philosopher said...

hehehehehe. as far as i remember, i have 2 pacts. both made when all 2 of us were pretty sloshed.

gotta go renew it sometime :)

but having a pact is a confidence building measure. it gives you a safety net, right? and that can't be a bad thing!

Zee said...

cardamom, being called an aunty before 30...ok make it 40...is so not cool!!!

bullshee, of course u can make one with some sort of escape clause!! i didn't give anyone the option though else they would all be exercising it :P

adarsh, well done! will read it!

vekspace, 2 years from now...though the guy is trying desperately to find himself a wife before he's forced into honouring the pact

armchair philo, yes being sloshed is the best time to make a pact. even better if the other person is worse off than u and u can make a pact on ur terms and conditions...provided he/she remembers post that!

Ankit said...

definitely i wont get into a pact :)

StandbyMind said...

Lo...Nice read ..me was laughing all the way..Jus the other day A pal was telling me how and I n other frined of mine( a gal) r gonna be singles all the way n end up marrying each other at the end.
But I am only 21..No loads a time..lol

Nice !

married types said...

hahahhaha.....that was a good read...loved ur blog...

Zee said...

Ankit, the moral of the story was you must!!!

Standbymind, you wait and watch how the years fly by....I remember laughing when I was 21....

Married types, luv your id!! hahaha!

Thanks for stopping by :)