If you are 22 years of age or above, marriage is definitely on your parents' mind. It doesn't matter if it is not on yours.
Health, education and employment of children are imminent worries for parents but marriage is the perennial concern. And that explains why every time you deviate from the 'norms' defined by your mother, she goes, "Who will marry you if you behave this way?"
So as you approach the marriageable age (not the legal one but the one your parents have in mind), pressure starts mounting on you. To add to your misery, distant chachis and mamis run into you inevitably at every marriage function you attend only to ask, "So, when are you tying the knot?"
Parents resort to different methods to convince you that a better half is the only missing piece in your life.
Here are some of the things that parents say to get you married-1. "Sharma ji's son already has a son"
And, if all else fails, emotional blackmail comes handy-10. "We have done so much for you; can't you do this one thing for us?"
Lo and behold guys and girls, for the story doesn't end there.
Did you think that getting married would get them off your back? You are wrong!
When you are at the altar pledging your vow to your better half, your folks are already dreaming of grandchildren!
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