If you’re born in a punjabi family, this dialogue haunts your life at every step. Now it’s a misconception that this only happens at weddings, that’s just one of the many times this horrible ‘shaadi karlo’ phrase is sprung upon us unsuspecting almost-adults. It’s at the least expected times, right from the time you get your period to the time you get divorced or widowed.
This shaadi karlo mentality never goes away…
1. When you’re stuffing your face with as many chicken lollipops as possible at a wedding.
“Beta, tum bhi shaadi karlo, woh dekho Minti ka ladka, tumhari age ka hai.”
2. When you get fired from your job and decide to whine in front of your family.
“Ab bas ho gaya kaam-vaam, shaadi karlo”
3. When you think of pursuing higher education.
“Pehle shaadi karlo, uske baad padte rehna’.
4. When you go to drop diwali gifts at a relative’s place.
“Arreh waah, thank you, shaadi kab kar rahi ho?”
5. When you tell them that you want to travel the world.
“Shaadi karlo, phir dono ghumte rehna”.
6. When something you hate is cooked for dinner.
“Mummu aaj vapas tinde?”
“Shaadi kar lo, phir roz tinde nahi khaane padenge.”
7. When they find out about your boyfriend.
“Tumhara boyfriend hai? Tum shaadi karlo.”
8. When you want to settle abroad.
“America jaake, Pammi ke bete se shaadi karle, woh America mein engineer hai.”
9. When X mama’s Y daughter gets married and the news reaches your family and all eyes turn to you.
“Agli tumhari baari hai”.
10. When you’re arguing about your curfew.
“When you get married, you can stay out as late as you want”.
Because apparently this is the most valid answer to all of life’s concerns.