My spunky daughter was having a fun banter with one of my relatives when she was told that she will be missed in the future. “Why? Where am I going? I am here only!” She was perplexed.
“Oh! You will get married and become a member of someone else’s home”, was the answer she received.
It took me a few moments to register that this was a conversation with a 3-year-old, who also happens to be my child. I stormed into the discussion and managed to steer it into a different direction soon enough. The relative probably got the hint and didn’t bring up this topic with my daughter ever again. Thank God for small mercies!
This ‘relative’ is omnipresent in our society. Ours is a country where marriage is considered as the ultimate goal of life. Everyone wants everyone else to get hitched.
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