Our elders have always bugged us with what we want to do in our future. They have been a constant part of each and everything in our life. They are the best at comparing their life with ours. They constantly tell us that we would only understand their torment when we have kids.
The torment part may be true, but sometimes these elders go out of their way to thrust their wishes on their young ones. If you have been on the receiving end of such thrusting or comparison or dialogues, then you would relate to these dialogues:
- When We Were Your Age:
Me:*cleans house*replaces bedsheets*rolls round rotis*paints grandma's toenails*
Ma: Hum tumhare jitne the tab hum roller coaster banate the
— placentaur (@4ngery) June 5, 2015
This is like the pet dialogue of all the parents. When we were your age, we did this, we did that!
Q. What type of stories do dads tell?
A. Jab mein tumhari age katha
— Pranav (@pranavsapra) August 29, 2016
My dad says, when I was your age, I had 0% body fat! Stop having Maggi and the rest of the junk. In my time, these things weren’t even there!
- Landline Calls:
Kids these days have it easy asking for BBM pins and whatsapp. Humne toh landline par call karke unke papa se bhi baatein kari hain.
— dorku (@Dorkstar) June 3, 2012
It is simple now. All we need is a WhatsApp Number or an Instagram Handle! BBM is old as well!
- Logic Took a Big Hit Today:
Uncle has a timeline, which is six years faster than normal human beings. He is a super human.
- Distractions of Today:
Can't imagine how kids study these days. Twitter YouTube Netflix. The only distraction back then was your friends calling u to play cricket
— Anurag Verma (@kitAnurag) April 3, 2017
Anurag is right! Not just Netflix, there are many other online video streaming portals in today’s world and they are awesome and really distracting.
- Future Music:
"Aaj kal ke bachche don't know what music is. Gaane toh humaare time me hote the. Chaar botal vodka, kaam mera roz ka. Deep."
— Akshar (@AksharPathak) September 9, 2014
Currently, our elders use the same dialogue on us. They say that songs in their time had lyrics and music. The current music is just noise. May be we will feel the same for future songs.
- Uber, Ola and the Rest of the Cab Companies:
– Don't get in strangers' cars
– Don't meet ppl from internet
– Literally summon strangers from internet to get in their car
— Carol Nichols (@Carols10cents) July 2, 2016
That’s absolutely true!
Generations change and so do the elders, but the dialogues remain the same. Hope this brought back some of your childhood memories.