#Trending: Netizens Are Sharing Various Indirect Ways Desi Parents Use To Apologise Instead Of Saying Sorry. We Can Relate
I live for the rare moments of life. A pink-colour sky, that one day where everything goes your way or when the shopkeeper tells you there is only one piece left of the dress you love and it turns out to be exactly your size. Yeah, these are pretty rare moments in life. Do you know what tops that list for me though? My very desi parents accepting defeat in an argument and apologising. When that happens, it’s like seeing a unicorn or a tiger out in the open.
For me, that has only happened twice. Yes, I have won only two arguments with my parents where they have been forced to apologise to me. And one of them was because I started crying in front of my father but hey, I still count it as a win. I don’t know if you have noticed but Indian parents will argue for the sake of arguing. Even when they know you are right, they enjoy the cheap thrill of having a debate. In fact, their ability to argue relentlessly is what usually gets them what they want, right after you get exasperated. As I write this, I just realised my mother can give any lawyer a run for their money.
Although, in normal circumstances when they have no avenues left for them to take in the fight they will hit you with the most ghisa pita lines like, “I am your father, I know better” or “enough now, dinner is on the table go eat quietly”. And that my friends, is the parents speak for, “okay, you’re right and we are sorry”. The most epic part is when this happens even though you already know this, somehow you still feel defeated.
Okay, be honest, don’t your parents do this too? All desi parents have this knack. It’s like all parents got together and held a meeting on how to digress and never accept defeat. And maybe in the same meeting, they took a crash course on emotional blackmail along with a script on what to say. We always say that we will never do this with our children, but the truth is, we probably will. We inherit that quality from our parents. And besides, if we suffered, why shouldn’t they? *sadistic laughter*.
apologize like brown parents, go
— hoor ✨ (@hoorulaiin) July 18, 2020
Now, after my long rant, let’s come to why I am talking about Indian parents and their ingenious apology skills. A twitter user that goes by the handle @hoorulaiin asked people how their brown parents apologise. The replies she got are hilarious and a little too relatable.
She said, “ apologize like brown parents, go”. Her tweet is going viral with amazing answers just pouring in.
Check out some of the best replies she has received. I am sure at some point or another, you have heard them all from your parents. I know I have.
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*starts acting like i'm the victim so kids have to apologize when they feel bad looking at me*
— dil boun udas ae (@fartssouls) July 19, 2020
Don't speak to their children. Then suddenly start speaking normally after 5 business days and pretend as if everything is normal and the said incident didn't occur ever.
— Dorothy⁷ // KTH1 IS COMING (@cinammonTAE) July 19, 2020
*no apologies* starts acting nicely what you want to eat today?
— N🦋 (@shamlessnikki) July 19, 2020
My parents just say this behind my back "jab bhook lge gi tou khud he khaa legi khana baad main"
— Arisha (@dyingfrmboredom) July 19, 2020
"how dare you talk back to me? Who are you learning all of this from? My house, my rules, as long as you live under my roof you have to agree to me" when their kid states an opinion slightly different from theirs
— meowgna (@b0mboclit) July 19, 2020
*dekho beta kl ko tmny aglay ghr jana h aesa attitude ni rkhna chahiye tmhay hmara kaam h tmhy smjhana*(dont apologize)
— ᴘᴜᴛ_ʏᴏᴜʀ_ʜᴀɴᴅ_ɪɴ_ᴍɪɴᴇ☺︎︎ (@After_Nikaah) July 19, 2020
they never apologise. they'll start talking to u in 3 or 4 days if u don't talk with them & then they'll start lecturing u that what happened was YOUR fault & parents should never apologise cuz they r elders & we kids get the things wrong. we are always wrong cuz we are kids😏😖
— ᶜʰᶦᵐᴄʜɪᴍ⁷⟭⟬∞⟬⟭🐣💞 (@frndstime_moon) July 20, 2020
they first insult you and argue with you even if its their fault, and when the argument is over and you're crying your eyes out. They'll just leave and come back later and ask "khane mein kya khana" as of nothing ever happened
— ^♡'s ro, avy, quin, yels, su (@bts_mochi789) July 20, 2020
Your parents apologise to you????
I have to say sorry for feeling bad about whqt they said 😹
— Rishika (@rishikasinghx) July 20, 2020
No no it’s not your fault itS MY FAULT THAT I GAVE YOU MORE FREEDOM THAN IYER UNCLE IS GIVING HIS DAUGHTERS
ok dad calm down
— Mermaid (@mcflurryberry96) July 19, 2020
*comes to your room, silently places bowl of cut mango on desk, leaves*
— rae⁷🌙 (@namjincollab) July 19, 2020
This is the most relatable thing I have read. Although now if they suddenly start apologising, it would be super weird, wouldn’t it?