10 Things You’ll Relate To If You Grew Up Desi

1. When you’re looking for something nice to eat but find something completely different…

It must be an unwritten law that your parents/grandparents recycle old tubs of ice-cream and put dhal or saag in its place.  Oh and we can’t forget about old biscuit tins being used to store sewing materials resulting in major TRUST ISSUES.

2. The struggle of trying to explain how you’re related to someone…

Being desi automatically means you have a huge extended family- full of people you’ve never seen, spoken to or heard of before BUT you still have to attend their functions.

3.  Having to refuse money from relatives over 10 times before you are allowed to accept it…

Let’s face it, you wanted to take it as soon as you saw it, but that would have been rude.

4. When you reach a certain age and suddenly every family get-together turns into a Q&A about when you’re getting married…

5. Having a name that people find hard to say…

 Whether it’s your first name or last name, the chances are people are going to mispronounce it.

6. You can definitely tell when someone is on the phone…

7. The classic insult…

It doesn’t make sense but it’s definitely effective.

8. Going to an event 2 hours late but still being the first people there…

What can we say? It’s in our nature.

9. Being excited about a close family wedding but then realising you’re going to have to help out the entire time…

Whether its carrying chairs, putting drinks on the tables or babysitting your little cousins, there’s always a job for you to do.

10. “I have to check with my parents…”

No matter how old you are, you still have to ask your parent’s permission (until you’re married at least.)

 

Did you relate to any of these and could you think of anymore? #BritAsiaTV