Nepali parents have a weird sense of logic. All these years, they have applied their mad philosophy to their faulty logic to come up with their 'logical' reasons. These reasons come in by default in all parents and are automatically activated when their children turn 18.
As a teaser, even the Dashain blessings go from “dherai padhnu, thulo manche bannu” to “ramro keta/keti sanga bihe garnu”. And what follows is inevitable.
1 Because I said so
The kings in ancient times used to say “What I speak is the law.” Kings are long gone, but our parents make sure we keep up with the ancient laws.
2 Back in our time…
“Hamro palo ma.." daily stories by parents and grand parents is directly proportional to their age. If they are 55, they will make sure to chant it 55 times a day.
3 Jawaani gaisakyo
That is our parents' version of telling 'ADULTING' is happening, face it!
4 All your friends are married
“Tero best friend le ta bihe garisakyo, ta chai kina na garne?" Thank you FACEBOOK!
5 What will you do if not marry?
"Blackholes exist because someone didn't agree to marry" - Every Nepali Parents Ever
6 What will the society say?
If our parents were supermen, these will be their kryptonite - samaj and the naak-katine shame.
7 Life support when you’re old
You will grow older and more helpless but magically your spouse will not. They will take care of you - Every Nepali Parents' Logic.
Does that even make sense? I guess not, but Nepali parents love throwing their supposedly logical reasons at us when we come of ‘age’.
And since the wedding season is back, the "bihe kaile garne?" questions will soon be dropping bombs out of thin air. Stay safe, I am going to hibernate until Chait. Thanks.
Tell us other reasons your parents think you should get married in the comments.
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