Being middle-class is no easy feat, but it is not something people shy away from owning. You ask any person hailing for the middle class and they’ll proudly own up to it.
Being brought up in a middle-class home is truly an eye-opening experience, from joint families to nosy neighbors. From phuppo kay questions to dur daraaz wali aunty k weird comments. Being middle-class surely gives you some hilarious memories.
So let’s take a trip down the memory lane as we refresh our cherished childhood memories and for some life even today!
Everything is expensive
Remember your Mom or Dad commenting over everything you liked by saying “UFFO buhat mehenga hai!” and betting they can get it somewhere else in half price?
mein tou itna middle class hun samjha aam ki baat horahi hai 😔 https://t.co/DlIq39OtII
— haisum (@highsomee) May 20, 2020
From that experience to us now judging every item on the planet over its price value.
Been there done that!
*someone posts something they bought*
*my middleclass ass in reply* : kitne ka?
— HerHighness ✨ (@theTHAKURAIN_) May 18, 2020
Balance kharach horaha hai, I’ll call you on Whatsapp
Whatsapp calls are both a blessing in disguise. While it is a lifesaver when you are out of credit or want to make long-distance calls, it truly becomes a pain when ‘Aunty gossip’ feels at ease calling you up at an ungodly hour for a chat Because you were ‘online’.
Mood rn pic.twitter.com/QrJ4B7eN2O
— Zain Malik🥀🇵🇰 (@MiddleclassZain) May 18, 2020
New nahe tou kiya BRANDED tou hai!
We all fall guilty under this category and anyone shaking their head is lying to themselves. We all have had become a mighty prey to the alluring Sunday Bazaar. Making that trip on a Sunday morning just because it satisfies your bargaining and boarding quirk.
Monisha beta recycling market bolo yeh landa bazaar is too middleclass
— mysh (@gayomarlic) April 26, 2020
Privacy kiya hoti hai bhai?
Whether you lived in a bungalow or apartment privacy is a luxury you can never afford. Think otherwise? Try having dinner alone in your room rather than will family on the table. Goosebumps right? Or forget that just try locking your door! ‘Shivers’.
You won't get privacy in middleclass/joint family.
— خاں صاحب (@khanmajor_) April 21, 2020
Middle-class person’s middle name is competitive
Bordering on stereotype but it stands true to the core. You have been competing all your life. Be it for the mehmaan k leftover food with your siblings or who has the shiniest toy in the neighborhood. The competition runs in the blood!
Me playing Ludo with my Squad : pic.twitter.com/DoOmpr0bze
— Middle Class (@MiddleClass__) April 7, 2020
‘Money Heist is LOVE’ (also because society says so)
Guilty of jumping the bandwagon under social pressure? We all have been there. You can’t have a Netflix account and say you were shedding some tears over Humsafar or Kbhi Khushi Kabhi Gham because “Haw! log kya kaheingay” You have to sound cool telling all “yaar Money Heist is lit!”
Reality of My Life : pic.twitter.com/TCcEVkBwNG
— Middle Class (@MiddleClass__) April 5, 2020
When you listen to Arijit Singh but your favorite singer is Beyonce
No matter is your jam is a Shahrukh khan Medley or Abrar ul Haq’s ‘Billo’ when asked you will declare your favorite singer to be any angrez. Kyn kay angrez chalegay, angrezi’ ka complex chor kay!
monisha beta say “dance like theres no tomorrow”, “jhoom barabar jhoom” is too middle class.
— esha (@whatesha) May 19, 2020
2 Tablespoon gossip sham kii chai k sath!
Gossip is an essential part of any middle class raised person. It is true that the itch of gossiping falls beyond classes.But for now apni hi baat karlete hein. If your family isn’t gossiping there is truly something wrong. Or you could be aliens invading Earth pretending to be humans. If that is the case. Update your software ASAP.
does your mom ever come into your room randomly and start gossiping about your dad and his side of the family or is it just my mom,,,?
— maaidah (@maaidahhh) May 17, 2020
Toofan aye per phuppo nahi ayein
If you are a desi you know what I am talking about. Phuppo is our mobile BBC who not only brings you the breaking news but woos you in a ‘casual’ conversation and 2 hours later you become the new breaking news!
When @Phuppho visits on eid day.
Eid ul fasaad.
— Señorita (@blackkkcoffee) May 17, 2020
Full disclaimer: I love both my phuppos and that’s that. (Because writer bhi insaan hai bro)
You are not allowed to ‘grow up’
Here lies the conflict. You are expected to grow up and take your responsibilities and baron ka kaha seriously. but you are not allowed to think you are a grown-up. Hence “baron k beach meh baat nhe karte” even when you are in your 20s to “bari hogai ho samjhdari ki batein Kiya karo” in your teenage is no big deal.
Hamare middle-class parents bhi hamare middle-class grandparents see yehi sunte arahe hein.
Brown parents to their 25 year old kids- pic.twitter.com/DDInHbo7qp
— Sanika K (@yehkya_baat_hui) May 16, 2020
In conclusion if you are middle-class, my boat is bigger than your boat wala competition is not valid because we all are in same boat. Also while playing Ludo please don’t damage the board because lockdown meh no one will let you go buy another (telling from a very depressing personal experience).
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