Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A typical matrimonial conversation

Reporting a matrimonial conversation between two Konkani Maayi's during my annual trip to native:

Maayi 1: That girl's horoscope matched it seems. But there is one small problem. She is elder to the boy by 2-3 months.

Maayi 2: Aiyoo... That doesnt matter these days. I have seen girls marrying guys 2-3 yrs younger to them. Times have changed..

Maayi 1: Hmmm... let them decide then. (Turning towards me) Hey are there any good amchi girl in your firm?(She asked as if I had the list of all the people at my work place.) My xxx's son is a MBA and works in blore. He is preferring a software girl who is working in blore.

(I give them a million dollar smile.)

Me: There might be some. But I hardly know them.

Maayi 1: Let me know if you come across any.

Me: (Smile again) Sure. I will call you if I get to know any such girl.

(Continuing with the conversation...)

Maayi 1: Hey did you come across any profiles for XYZ. Poor thing they are not finding a suitable match for her. She says that she is OK with any handicapped guy but he should be educated. She is a MA in Sociology you see so she expects her future husband to be at least a graduate and employed.

Maayi 2: No... I am not finding any suitable profiles for her. The last one(guy's profile) was crippled but wasn’t educated. He was rejected.

(Turning towards me)

Maayi 2: XYZ is a innocent girl. She had done MA in Sociology. But she has a small problem. Her one/two nerves to the brain are slightly twisted so she takes slightly more time to respond to things. This apart, she is able to carry out all her daily routines independently without any one'e help. She even did her post graduation in a big city like YYY. She says that even if the guy is a handicap she is OK with it. But he has to be a graduate and employed...

Does your firm employ handicap people?(I knew what was coming...) Do you know any handicap person eligible for marriage? (I was right :). I dont know any handicap person at my work place.)

Me: They do employ. There are very few. But I don’t know them.

Maayi 2: Let me know if you come across any such profile.

Me: Sure. I will let you know.

Maayi 2: It would have been better if she had loved any guy and married... (BINGO... this was unexpected)

Maayi 1: Yeah, I agree with you. At least it will relive us of the tension. They are trying to get her married and nothing (guys) is coming by. I don’t understand why don’t such people fall in love. The normal ones fall for people from other caste when we don’t want them to do so. This girl can at least start looking around.

Maayi 2: She is not that type of girl ma (‘that type’?, I didn’t understand what type… but didn’t feel safe to ask). Hmmm… Anyways let us pray that all goes well with her.

(Turning towards me) Hey are they looking for you at your place? (Finally, I am their target L . I give them a BIG smile.)

Me: Yeah, they are.

Maayi 2: What type of guy do you prefer? (Aaaaahhhhhhh… Please spare me...)

(Another million dollar smile from me.)

Maayi 1: May be you need a guy who is a software engineer settled in blore. Isn’t it?

(I didn’t answer. I gave a BIG smile. Just then something caught their attention and the conversation digressed to some other topic. I was spared at last… Phew!!!)


Vijay said...

This kind of discussions are there everywhere.Good the way what is maayi?

Poornima Prabhu said...

Maayi: Konkani word for aunty/elder lady