“Beta inse milo ye tumhare cousin hain”, my mother said about thousandth time and I answer with a ‘Slaan Laikum’ politely as per mom’s directions. The marriage lawn was decorated marvelously with red roses from entrance to the stage, but there was not a single place for me to stand. The moment dinner was served, I almost ran towards the table just to escape from the lot of ‘tumhare cousins‘. While eating the spicy tikka biryani, I gazed upon my many, many relatives and had a sudden epiphany. Nearly every desi person has the same list of cousins. The same annoying ones, the same few you can stand. Here is the list you might relate to yours!
The Shokha Cousin
These type of cousins are so expressive. They can’t hide their emotions whether it is of love or anger, their most awesome responsibility is taang araana in your everything.
The Show-Off Cousin
They love to tell you about their latest gadgets, jewelry, accessories etc along with their price tags. And yes how they forget to mention where they get it from? “Wo jo Ocean Mall hai na Defence me wahan se liya hai ye!!!”
The Adoring Cousin
They are the true cousins I must say! They are all time there for you like your besties and hardly say no upon your requests. They love you, they pamper you and “jaan haazir hai jigar”.
The Zimeddar Cousin
These cousin are the most responsible, not only you even sometimes your family relies upon them for urgent work. Your wish is their command, they are always there to help you.
The Selfie-Wala Cousin
Their only job is to take selfies all the time whenever and wherever they got chance. They would have at least one selfie with almost every member of the house.
The Lazy Cousin
This type of cousin is actually the sleepy one, all they want is food and bed. They will hardly say yes for work and if by mistake they do so, you cannot really be assured if it will be accomplished or not.
The Complaining Cousin
They complain about everything in their life, meri to kismat he kharab hai yaar is their catchphrase. It even becomes a habit to complain all the time after meeting these sort of cousins.
The Bichra Hua Cousin
There is a cousin in every family who was from another city and came back after long time. There’s only two things you feel when they’re in front of you; you either enjoy their company or will ask God what they are doing there?!!
The Fun Cousin
Only thing they know is how to have fun. They tease you, make you laugh, keep everyone entertained, and make the entire atmosphere absolutely fun. All the family around share the laughter with them, their wittiness is the reason of their popularity!
The Experienced Cousin
“Which field you should choose? What is the market value of your degree? What is the price of newly launched smart phones? Which designer is actually the best one?” They know all you want to know with their experience. You can’t ignore their scholastic speeches loaded with advises
After the dinner, I managed to find some of them very nice. Do share your experiences with your cousins too!