Definition of a ‘Desi’

You are a Desi if you fulfill most of these-

  • You unwrap gifts very carefully, so you can save and reuse the wrapping next year.
  • You only buy Diwali cards after Diwali, when they are 50% off.
  • You tape cards on the wall.
  • You use the dishwasher as a dish rack.
  • You eat all meals in the kitchen.
  • You use grocery bags to hold garbage.
  • You leave your shoes at the door.
  • You have a collection of shampoo sachet.
  • You never order stuff online.
  • You own a rice cooker or a pressure cooker.
  • You wash your rice 2-3 times before cooking it.
  • You curse yourself for buying a ticket if nobody checks it.
  • You reuse teabags.
  • You have a drawer full of old pens, most of which don’t write anymore.
  • Your parents never go to the movies.
  • Your parents are never happy with your grades.
  • You use coke cans/ refined oil containers/ paint or distemper boxes in toilets.
  • You keep used batteries, and keep checking them time & again if they work.
  • You keep most of your money in a savings account.
  • You address an older person you never met before as ‘uncle’.
  • No one you’re related to is a music major.
  • Your parents don’t realize phone connections to foreign countries have improved in the last two decades, and still scream at the top of their lungs.
  • You cook in bulk.
  • You never give a tip.
  • Your can’t resist spitting on the sidewalk.
  • You use Vicks/ Painjon/ Amrutanjan.
  • You’ve been in a bus where half the people riding are outside the bus.
  • Experiencing 20 power blackouts in a single day doesn’t faze you.
  • You pronounce ‘very’ in the same way as ‘wary’.
  • You spew forth the virtues of India, but don’t want to live there.
  • You can never dream of actually buying a software.
  • You majored in engineering or medicine.

[inspired by a group on Facebook]

Published in: on October 21, 2007 at 5:52 am  Comments (2)