Game Of Groans!

Think about an object, an activity, or a cultural phenomenon you really don’t like. Now write a post (tongue in cheek or not — your call!) about why it’s the best thing ever.

Ok this is, like the prompt says, a tongue in cheek post, and the thing that I really don’t like are Kerala Hindu weddings. I’m not gonna follow the prompt and tell you why it’s the best thing ever; I’m just gonna tell you what I don’t like them. I’m gonna stick with Hindu weddings, as opposed to Christian or Muslim weddings which bore me as well but I haven’t attended many of those anyway. But coming from a Hindu family in Kerala I have been to many, many weddings in Kerala although it has been a few years since I have attended one. By my own choice, I don’t go to them. And here’s why:

They are fucking boring! I get pissed off at these weddings. Most of them are the same boring affair, unless you have the actual ceremony done in a temple with just the close family members and then have the function at another venue. I hate that most of them are during the hot summer months and it’s so hot outside and even in a wedding hall they have very few fans and they don’t do much to help you anyway as they are usually so high up. So it’s almost noon and the wedding ceremony is over and it’s hot as hell in Kerala and what’s up next – right the wedding lunch! And what is usually served? Fucking heaps of hot, hot rice with equally hot curries and then hot payasam. How do you expect to do anything else after that?

Plus there’s always the same kind of band with the same stupid song/music playing. So boring and predictable and with some ole poojari saying the same ole BS over a fire. Then the people who are supposed to get married are announced as being married and then the people in the audience who want to get home quickly rush to get seats at the first serving for lunch and leave the hall as soon as they can, after saying something to the new bride & groom. And the talk is mostly predictable at these weddings with the same ole uncles, aunties and nobodies who you only get to see at such functions. And you grin and bear it and hope you can get home soon so you can cool down! Not for me, I don’t go for these functions anymore.

Prompt from the Daily Post at WordPress.com.

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