Saturday, May 05, 2007

Shopping list: fish, milk, bread, husband?!?!

Listening to: 'Come What May' by Ewan McGregor & Nicole Kidman [OST - Moulin Rouge]

Apparently some my-life's-so-boring-I-want-to-meddle-in-everyone-else's aunty had told my mother recently that it's stated in Buddhism that it is the parents' responsibility to find a suitable spouse for their child...and therefore, my mother should be actively looking for a 'good Sinhala Buddhist' boy for me. I'm sorry, what? If anyone can verify that claim with evidence from the scriptures, please do! I'm guessing it implies that parents should have some say, but I hope it doesn't mean that my mother's supposed to go boy-shopping for me! Thankfully my mother is a sensible lady, and had told this meddling female that she will do no such thing.

Why can't they just mind their own damn business and leave me alone?!?!

Sigh I don't know what I want. On the one hand, I'm faced with the prospect of going solo being handed companionship on a platter would be favourable, yes? No. I'd rather go solo than be pimped to all the eligible bachelors in Colombo. A number of my friends are currently being pimped by their parents...with all due respect, it makes my skin crawl.

I feel sorry for my I get older, they're just gonna have to put up with this interference more and more. For their sakes I sometimes wish they would start looking, just so everyone else would shut up...but I know they won't do that. Sigh...the debt owed by a child to his or her parents is one that can never be repaid.

OK, rant over. Back to my literature review.

1 comment:

  1. Aww I love your mum! Remember, LOADS of females go through this...I certainly have done. It is partly an Asian/Arabic/African (etc.) thing...but thank goodness our parents pay no heed to it!


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