The best thing happened after the previous meet was that my parents got little flexible. Flexible of what? Flexible of me talking with the prospects over phone before meeting. Though the time has changed a lot now, but still talking of future prospects over phone was not considered so updated. That was a milestone.
Time for the next meet. Saree suit discussion or argument has become a prerequisite now. Sometimes mommy won, sometimes I. Depends, who is ready to listen in each turn. This time, we were supposed to meet the guy only, as the family was out somewhere and could not make it to the meet. I asked my parents to meet the guy alone. But they were not ready to meet me alone. Security reasons and also the societal norms. No point to have long conversations with them. Draped in the same veteran peach colour saree, I along with my family to meet that guy at a restaurant in a mall.
The guy was at the restaurant. Soon my parents got into conversation with the guy, without recognizing that the guy was under pressure. He was not expecting the whole family to come for meet. I somehow sensed his discomfort and signaled my parents to leave us alone. they understood my signals and unwillingly left both of us alone in restaurant to talk further.
First thing, the guy uttered was “SAREE in MALL? Hilarious!” I was shocked. My answer was,” I only wear it for meeting purpose’. So stupid of me. Whether an Indian attire or western, a guy could not question what women is wearing. It is an Indian dress and who says, you cannot wear saree in mall. He might not like it, but no point mentioning it. I just hope, I could make him hear all this. But somehow I stopped myself. So called Sanskar. Within five minutes I started showing my disinterest and after 10 minutes the guy an away from there. Too funny. First time the guy ran away because of SAREE.
I enjoyed the food ordered for the meet. After sometime my parents showed up. They saw me enjoying the food and asked about the prospect. I told them. He ran away. I told them about the Saree response. My mom was like, it could not happen. She suspected, I had said something to the guy. Golden chance for me to get rid of Saree. I made her understand, that with changing lifestyles, not all the guy expects girl to meet in Saree. It might be ignored sometimes. Might be a quick research of family background could make us decide whether to wear saree or not.
Do not know, the outcome. But yes, my parents were also progressing with every meet.
Await for next rendezvous.
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