1. You have Lost Weight
The perfect conversation starter. You don’t mean but say it anyways…
2. “I’m so Happy for you!”
Imagine such scenes where – A friend got promotion and you just became unemployed, he passed but you flunked, he got the hottest girl of the town whereas you just had a break up. Still, you manage to say, “I’m so happy for you.” While, others might give you the sobrequet of “monk” I just have one thing to say, “Liar Liar Pants on Fire!
3. “I will definitely finish the work tomorrow!”
The pressure is always there yet we like to delay things by consoling and confronting ourselves by saying, “I for sure will complete the work by tomorrow.”
4. “If India continues not to perform, I shall stop watching this Cricket Series…”
How many times have you promised yourself not to watch the “so-so” series if India performs terribly? Yet we are seen fighting for the remote to watch the next match, hoping for a magic!
5. “Wow, Aunty the food you prepared was just so delicious!”
That awkward moment when you cannot even slurp the food in but you have to fake a smile and compliment the female host for her food. At times, the food might just be average but following your sanskaar of gratitude you are forced to rate it is “super excellent.”
6. “Don’t Worry, I’m fine!”
The Tsunami of tears might be flowing from our eyes, we might be neck deep in the sorrow of pain. However, still if somebody tries to confront us, our reply would be – “Don’t worry, I’m fine!”
7. “Bus Aapka Aashirwaad Hai”
We Indians are so modest that if anybody appreciates us we quickly respond with this white lie – “Bus Aapka Aashirwad Hai!”
8. “You are looking so nice!”
We Indians generally have a tendency of thinking too much and so we end up saying white lies. For instance, we would definitely not want to break a girl’s heart and so whenever she asks, “How Am I Looking?” Our standard reply is – “Wow, you are looking so beautiful.”
9. Ah, I too wanted to catch up with you so badly but I just got some urgent work to complete”
On a Sunday afternoon one of a friend pings you for a casual talk in the evening but being a complete lazy bone and not wanting to move even an inch out of your couch, you ping him/her back – Oh, I too was looking forward to meet you but damn my boss….He just called me up and gave some work to finish on an urgent basis. I’m sorry to say but I won’t be able to meet you today.
10. “I shall do it asap – pakka”
Now pakka means definitely – for sure for Indians. But how many times have we really done what we had promised to do in a given period of time?
11. “Nothing’s Wrong – Aal Izz Well”
Somebody perhaps a close friend might be in a problematic situation with no practical solution to get him/her out of the mess. Yet, although we may know our friend is panic-stricken we literally lie by saying – Nothing’s wrong, everything will be fine!
12. “Oh yea, I’ll be there in 5 minutes.”
By: Deepti Verma
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