In our country, we’ve been brought up to treat guests with respect. Atithi devo bhava, as we popularly reiterate. Don’t we all love to have guests over, every now and then? Certainly, we do. Everyone does.
The problems start occurring when they get on our nerves. 😀 And what makes it worse are the kinds of guests who descend upon your house to wreck havoc. The nice ones who don’t overstay their welcome are one in a million, so when you do come across those, just hug them!
But until then, these are the mehmans that will take undue advantage of your mehman nawazi.
1. The guest that never leaves!
They ignore all your subtle hints and outright requests to leave, instead they keep the conversation flowing, so that they never have to leave!
2. The guest that wants to eat every 2 hours.
Because free stuff excites them, so don’t be surprised if you spend most of your evening cooking or ordering food.
3. The guest that talks about how ‘humble’ your home is.
They say stuff like, ‘Your house is beautiful, small but beautiful’, ‘Hmm your hall is tiny, but I like what you’ve done with it’ etc.
4. The one that starts spilling all the gossip as soon as they take a seat.
It’s like the Holy Gospel of aunties has descended upon your house to tell you everything about everyone you know.
5. The one who doesn’t know personal boundaries.
They ask you really awkward questions like, ‘Shaadi kab karoge’ and don’t even have their own boundaries, so they’ll tell you everything about their lives as well.
6. Ride Back Home Guest
They always insist on being dropped home, even when they live one floor down!
7. The Talkative
They can never stop talking, so ,much so that you can’t hear yourself think over their chatter. So even if you try to have a conversation, it’s only one sided.
8. The Marketeer
They come to you with an ulterior motive of selling something. Whether it’s an insurance policy, their old furniture, or tupperware.
9. The guests who can never control their kids.
They let them scream and run around like it’s a playground, with no supervision whatsoever.
10. The guests who touch your stuff without asking for permission!
You know the kind, the go into all the rooms and touch everything going like ‘Ye kya hai?’.
Seeing the kind of mehmans we attract, no wonder Mr. Kumar didn’t want to throw a party, but oddly enough he agreed.
What kind of mehman do you think Mr. Kamat would make to Mr. Kumar?
This interesting video shows Mr. Kumar continuously rolling his eyes, each time Mr. Kamat asks for a party. But suddenly he’s inviting him over next week, after seeing a cryptic message on his phone! Now that’s gotta get your curiosity stirring, because I really want to know how Mr. Kumar tackles Mr. Kamat! Stay tuned.
What do you think Mr. Kumar would do?