Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Generation Gap ..!!!


This Christmas I learnt one big lesson. Generation Gap. Talk about twitter, orkut, facebook, the geeky Moms and Dads are unlikely to understand and thats what we usually call a Generation Gap. But, its not so. Having my Dad and Dad in law equally active in orkut, facebook and twitter, I never had the right opportunity to use that phrase.





Here are some of my inferences on Generation Gap.

*We are planning a family reunion at Cochin. My parents have to come from Trivandrum, me and my better half from Bangalore.*

Two months before the reunion:

Parents are planning the reunion, whether we should have dinner out, what gifts to buy, coordinating the expected time of our arrival with theirs.

We: ???

One month before the reunion:

Parents book tickets. Tells maid of the trip in advance so that she will be available on those days to water the plants and feed the fishes.

We: ????

Two weeks before the trip:

Parents wrap gifts, keep them packed in respective bags so that it is not forgotten. Other luggage are taken out from cupboards and cleaned.

We: ?????

One week before the trip:

Parents start packing the bags, ensure three copies of train tickets one in each bag, identity cards, gives instructions to the maid, keeps valuable items securely.

We: ??????

Three days before the trip:

Mummy takes her travel checklist and checks away all items and ensures stuff forgotten is packed, and checks them too. Toiletries are kept near the luggage as they have to be packed last.

We: Awake from hibernation.

Two days before the trip:

Parents ensure that no food is kept in the fridge and tries to finish them or give them away.

We: Speed through the traffic to travel offices to see whether any tickets are available and gets the obvious answer. Decide to go in car.

Previous day of the trip:

Mummy is checking a higher level checklist which has options to check whether the other checklists are done.

We stuff clothes into one bag and throw away food from the fridge. Informs peers and Leads of vacation required and see their true colors for leaving on such a short notice. Meanwhile listen to the long distance yelling of parents against driving ten hours at a stretch.

At the reunion:

**Fun Unlimited** (with occasional warnings against driving from Bangalore **Ugh**)

Back Home:

Parents are busy unpacking, putting clothes out for washing, cleaning fish tank, putting back bags in cupboards, taking a fresh copy of checklist for the next trip.

We: ????????????????????????

Generation Gap..!!

28 comments:

  1. Still ROFL!!! I knw this one is realy acccurate..!!! The day u were starting also u hadnt decided on wat to take and hadnt packed your bags..!!! LOL!!! But how much ever we plan or not plan we seem to have more fun than they do cos they r busy planning on unpacking things once they r back home!!!

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  2. hahahahha... now dat is so damn true i mus say.... Full on.... never thought of generation GAP dis way....lol!!

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  3. Ha ha ha Generation Gap? I would have understood your inferences a little better if you could have elaborately written about the occasional warnings and yelling on driving such a long distance.:D
    On a different note, according to me… “Planning and doing the things” comes with the age factor and responsibility. And we people accredit such things as Generation Gap.
    Well there will be never such a phrase as Generation Gap if older people try to think about us in our view and if we try to think from their angle. Happiness and Harmony lies in understanding each others’ feelings and ways in a better way.

    Hey the picture is hilarious and very well suited for this post…and I loved the look of the right side one (older one :D).
    Have a great time ahead…
    “HAPPY NEW YEAR”

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  4. You nailed it! Very nice. I got a great laugh. I am sure this post will make it into the hall of fame :)

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  5. lol..i agree to all what youve mentioned :)Cool Post..i liked the 'higher level checklist which has options to check whether the other checklists are done'...soo true :)

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  6. @Anjuchechi: exactly!! U know me too well de!

    @Ajay:hehe Thanks Ajay!!

    @Asif: Dont take it too seriously...Happy New Year!!

    @Grayquill: Oh ! Thank you so much Grayquill!!

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  7. @Vineeta: hehe ... fun apart...its really true alle?? :D

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  8. Me? Serious...?
    I never knew this new year brought so much change in me?(By the way i always felt bad for being called as kid or devil :D)
    Ha ha ha you know what seriously im still thinking about the lovely "??,???,????,?????? then Hibernation and at last ??????????????????"
    Keep Posting....

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  9. Going through the first paragraph of ur comment, I though u took it the wrong way,...cos I know there is no such thing as the generation gap...my best friends are still my Papa and Mummy...
    Well if u are childlike and devilish...then join the club..!!!
    Thank u for the second comment..!!! hehehhe

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  10. Oh my God...Was my msg really like that? :D :D :D
    hi hi hi...Actually my devil mind wanted to hear what sort of scoldings you got when you travelled so far in car.
    You know its my favourite thing which i do with my elder sister. Ha Ha Ha.I tease ppl alot.

    Well Enough...I'm trying to become serious now.So dont invite me in your club and dont spoil me more. ;)

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  11. Cool post Anita!!
    be smart next time,, and ask ur parents to be ur travel consultants ;) and you can any day pay them, with loads of hugs & kisses :D

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  12. ROFL! hilarious! n i'm actually still laughing as i type this! :D:D:D

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  13. @Asif: yeah the sort of scoldings are some sort of sentimental you see..
    Ok will not invite u to the club..being serious doesnt help either!

    @Moonlite: hehe yeah true..!!Thank u Moonlite!!

    @Blunt Edges: hehe Thank You..
    and by the way, now I know ur real name and the firm which u r working for, ... when i posted a comment in ur blog some time durin the holidays, I got an out of office response!!!!! LOL

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  14. Ha ha ha loked it :-)

    3 weeks before trip

    amma : have u booked ticket
    me : Yeah will do it today

    after 1 week

    amma : U r coming by Kallada or shama ?
    me:I dint book :-/

    After 1 week

    amma : have u booked atleast now ?
    me : no
    amma : are u coming or not ?
    me:hmm .. i'll come

    4 days before trip
    calling Sleigh,Kallada,Yathra,Friends ... same reply : no tickets on friday

    Deciding to take sick leave on friday and leaving Thursday eve ..

    Advantage of not planning in advance , one extra day at home :-)

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  15. Spelling mistake :-(

    *LIKED IT !

    Hey can u change this embedded comment box ?

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  16. think dis is de best way to present generation gap.

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  17. lol. that is hilarious. i'm just like you/we! its always last minute panic.

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  18. @half kallan: hehe enne pole thanne!! saramilla...spelling mistake okke aarkkum sambhavikkavunna oru durantham mathram.

    @Lakshman: hehe Thank You.

    @AGG: True! Thankz!

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  19. i know! it went out 2 quite a few people! :(

    shhhh...it's supposed 2 be a secret!

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  20. I liked the higher level checklist...so funny....But since our parents do things in advance they are "our loving parents",,well we will definitely be in their shoes when we have kids...thats when we will love our parents even more!!! God Bless
    Good writing Aneeta

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  21. @Blunt Edges: Shhh...secret, secret okay?

    @Priya : Thank You :-) and thanks for dropping by :-)

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  22. Is it called the generation gap? or is it just the parental care?

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  23. @Tomz: Parental Care? When did that come into picture ?? I guess u dint get it! Anyways thanks for giving a try into reading it!

    @Meenakshi: Thanks..!!

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  24. LOl.. that was well put and a fun read. Tot agree :)

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  25. comment on BEAUTY BUSINESS
    Well I liked the green shade of the woods a lot.
    Loved papa for his innocent question.
    BTW do you still have the kerchief which wiped of 5000 Rs?...:).

    P.S...
    Hey it seems there is some problem with the comment link of the new template. I'm unable to leave a comment there.:(
    I had only this post link in my mail to inform you about the broken "comment" link of the new template.

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  26. Hi Asif..! Thanks a ton for bringing to my notice the comment link..! I have fixed it now :-)
    And regarding the kerchief, its one year already and dont u think it is high time we put that for laundry! hehehehe
    Thanks anyways...for your visit :-)

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