1. you can't go out without telling them where you are going and with whom and when you'll be back & who's driving
2. they call you 24/7 and if you don't pick up the phone, they'll leave you TONS of voice mails
3. if you are a girl and don't know how to cook, then you're going down the drain & no one will marry you
4. the only way your life will get better is if you get MARRIED
5. your mom is very nosy
6. your parents don't know what the word "privacy" means, it will NEVER exist in their dictionary
7. if you are a couple of minutes late coming home, they'll call you tons of times!
8. if you don't become a doctor, engineer, pharmacist then you're a failure
9. if you make anything less than an A then you are a failure as well
10. if you pick your own spouse, then you've committed a horrible mistake
11. parents care about what the society thinks more than your feelings
12. if you are a girl, you can't be yourself b/c some aunty is always on a look-out for a girl to become her son's wife
13. your friends have to be approved by your parents
14. when you hear that their experience has made them way way way more knowledgeable than you..."mujhe tum se zyaada pata hai!!!" everytime u do something wrong!
15. you spend too much money when you havent shopped for an entire month.
16. you spend way toooo much time with your friends (and the last time you saw them was at school...between classes)
17. anything you do...just isnt right...forget it...might as well go bury yourself
18. they think they have the best kids when you wear shalwar kameez to school (kids, dont try this...you will officially be labeled a FOB...good for parents, bad for society)
19. if you date/marry anyone outside the desi culture...you're going to hell
20. you are asked to eat something every half an hour. You may eat like a pig, yet they never seem to think u eat enough!
21. you get cussed more than u get told they love you
22. you learn that racism has a whole new meaning cuz they're racist against their own kind..."mein tu abne betay ke liye gori bahu laon gi!"
23. when they automatically somehow magically know if you're talking to a girl on a phone.
24. dark skinned girls are pressured to put on 'fair and lovely' to get lighter!!
25. for girls: your parents start looking for "ache larke" when u r still in high school!
26. your parents want more than 100 %. and when you get 105 %, they STILL expect you to do better.
27. if ur a girl...guys and girls cant just be friends...ur not allowed to talk to guys
28. ur parents always wanted to buy ur clothes a larger size just so you could use it till you DIE
29. they have lil desi kids who cnt keep their trap shut who help the prnts let us not liv r life the way we want even more
30. u go to india they tie a rope around ur suitcase...
31. you make chai for you parents atleast 3 times a day!( i rarly do it 3 times a month)
32. they alwayz make u go places wit them or make u talk to ppl u dont want to so u can be frendz wit them because they r "good kids"
33. they alwayz ask hu u were with there names and how old they r and if the person is driving they hav to see them first
34. girls cant wear revealing clothes unless its indian clothing
35. girls have to make sure they clear the table and be all nokhrani when guests are over
36. They call you up every 20 minutes when you're with your friends to ask you what you've eaten
37. Your mom calls you fat one day and the next day she makes you eat till you explode
38. They brag about you to all their indian friends, then turn around and tell you what is wrong with you
39. You know you have desi parents when vacation means going to relatives houses in different cities
40. They always want to know what ur doing on the computer
41. Your parents wont buy you stuff unless its at least 40% off( for me its 60% or higher)
42. When you're in bed and say the time's about 10 or 11 your mom would yell that its 1 O'clock just to wake you up