If you belong to a brown family and have grown up in a typical desi household; taunts, awkward abuses and just weird one liners that make you raise an eyebrow are something that you must have become used to by now. All of this either comes from your own immediate family members, which is pretty much natural but when your phuppo or another aunty of the sorts is the source behind them, things get pretty frustrating. Oh, and you don’t even need any specific halaat in order to hear those words, every action of yours might count without you even knowing it.
Hence, when you decide to finally work on that body and join the gym, do you really think all those aunties and takyaanoosi chacha jees would keep their mouths shut? You’re definitely wrong about that one. Here’s stuff that you might be in for.
He’s into a girl
If you are a dude who belongs to a typical Punjabi family, then it might sound something like onu koi kurri lab gayeen ay when they get to know you’re starting with the gym because only a girl can convince you into looking fit and who else would you get those six packs for, right? Gotta keep up with the impression. Might as well be true, but if not, then it makes you feel even more sorry for your single self.
It’s just an excuse to skip studies
More commonly heard like o jee parhayi na karne ke bahane hain jee, this is what usually comes from the father figure or the chaachay maamay of the family because if their son is going to waste so much time daily in the gym, who the hell is going to work on getting his grades up? How else will he compete with Irfan sahab’s son?
She got rejected
Another very common and jaw dropping comment is that if you are a girl and you decided to join the gym, maybe it’s because someone turned you down for marriage because of your weight. Hence, you decided to burn some calories in order to avoid rejection in future and find the best shohar. What was that? You want to look fit for yourself and not a man? That’s crap, according to aunty jee.
Is there even a need?
So many times, when we’ve made up our minds to actually do something about maintaining our health, there are people who put us in doubt. This is a shout-out to the skinny ones, or maybe the ones who are just looking forward to some muscle toning because the first thing they get to hear is tumhen exercise ki kya zaroorat, achay bhalay tou ho. Umm, maybe I want to gain some and not lose? Maybe I want to tone? Maybe I just want to stay physically active?
You’ll ruin your figure
If you aren’t obese and still want some toning, and you are a girl, you might hear your mother say beta, shadi ke baad theek hojaogi, figure kharaab mat karo, because hey! Shadi is the perfect solution to everything, right? You would be training under a certified coach, who would know what your exercise and diet your body would require, something that your family just might not understand. But hey, at the end of the day, they are just concerned for you because they care.