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Last Man Standing!!!!

September 1, 2009

What is happening with this world!!!! SERIOUSLY

I really feel that in the coming year or so, I will be the last man standing; coz almost every month, the “bachelor count” in my friends circle is fast reducing. As time goes by, the reduction rate seems to be increasing exponentially and very strong bachelors, I know are falling into the “trap” without the slightest knowledge. It almost seems like the “marriage flu” is fast catching on.

Almost every month, I get shocked when I see photos of friends getting married on orkut and when I get wedding invites from long lost friends.

I was speaking to a very good friend of mine, Mr. AT, who last week came over to SF on an onsite assignment. We all call him “bacha” (even though he is just a year younger than me) coz his mannerisms literally reminded us of a small teenager and he gave me the shocking news that his engagement is in November and marriage, next year.

In a very (heart wrenching 😛 ) poignant tale, he told me about how the girl’s family agreed to their love marriage only if he agreed to the marriage next year and since he loved the girl dearly, he had no other option. Yes, he was very happy that the girl’s family accepted their love but he just felt that it was too early for him to get married.

I see a common pattern emerge from many of the “Case Studies” that I have seen:
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Little do the guys realize that they are entering the second unholy state of tragedy; the first being “work”.  I pity those people who have to give up atleast a few good years of freedom and enjoyment, all for “love”. I have also been shocked to see some of the toughest guys turn into meek pussycats after marriage.

Mr. RM, an achayan to the core, until a year back spent his time partying in Bangalore, but now, he stays put at home after marriage. Mr. JJJ, who could only utter profanities until a year back; now talks in a very solemn dignified manner and does not respond to any of our “comments”. He is getting married next year.

Mr. KJ, my best friend who once taught me the eternal truth that, “Paisa innu varum, nalla poyum” (Money will come today and leave tomorrow), now talks about recurring deposits, fixed deposits etc coz his parents have given him a deadline of next year to get married. Mr. HPU, who did not know what reading was until last year, now talks about Shakespeare and other romantic ballads with authority!!!!

Strange are the ways of the world, I tell ya!!!!

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  1. September 1, 2009 4:57 am

    Firsteee 😀 ….now i will go and read the post 🙂
    OG: yo 😛

  2. September 1, 2009 5:06 am

    angoor khatte hain…??????? 😀
    OG: 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 it is 😛

    • September 1, 2009 5:15 am

      just send some subtle hint to ur parents.. and see the result..
      they won’t even wait till next month… 😀 😀
      OG: ROFL 😛 😛 😛 no ways!!!!!!! I am living a happy life!!!!!!!!! dont want any complications
      or do u plan to find Ms. Z in some nightclub only…? 😀
      OG: 😛 😛 😛 ROFL!!!!!!! I have no idea 😛

      • September 1, 2009 3:42 pm

        I agree Oorja! definitely a case of ‘khatte angoor’ 🙂

    • September 1, 2009 7:10 pm

      Ha..ha..ha.. Oorja, I just wrote the same and then saw this comment.

  3. September 1, 2009 5:32 am

    marriage flue is not yet caught my set of friends(except girls)…..so don’t have similar experiances.
    OG: good for you 😛
    One thing i noticed about girls are,before they get engaged ,they will chat with us for hours(if we won’t respond,they will buzz until we reply 🙂 and make plans and compel us to go out for dinner and all.But after they ger engaged,it is vice versa 🙂 (we used be on there side and for some important stuffs also they won’t turn up)
    OG: what do you mean by “us”????? any such experiences????? 😛 😛
    @ pussycats…..yeahh they will be pussycats in First year , but pulikutis since second year 🙂 ….athanu kanduvarunnathu 😀
    algoritham kalaki 🙂

    OG: ROFL 😛 Thanks machu!!!!!!!!!!

    • September 1, 2009 6:37 am

      Oh really 😉 I thot guys ping all the time before marriage and there’s one std answer after that ‘Busy’. Do guys become so engrossed in work after marriage 😉
      OG: well, I would not know the answer to that question 😛

      • September 1, 2009 7:06 am

        @swaram…hehehe i will answer u later 🙂 (ohhh god i have to be very careful with this female) lol 🙂 ……..

    • September 1, 2009 6:39 am

      Oh yeah Anish! U said ‘Us’ 🙄

    • September 1, 2009 7:01 am

      lol….. i meant my friend circle only :)…@ experiances ,yeahh a lot :)…@ girls…..I mentioned about my close friends only,they just wanna make sure ,we are alright and we r not getting into an troubles…just concerning 🙂 .we understood there value,only after they got married…they were such a gems 😀

  4. September 1, 2009 6:08 am

    LOL at marriage flu OG..
    the moment u mentioned that the Bachelor count is decreasing exponentially, i expected a graph from u.. u r far better u put down an algorithm itself 🙂
    OG: ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😛 😛 😛 😛 thanku Thanku
    Dont u worry OG. seeing the trend i am sure u ll find ur miss.Z very soon and u ll be out of ur bachelorhood 🙂
    OG: not going to happen any time soon 😛

  5. September 1, 2009 6:10 am

    LOLZ!!

    All the best OG!

    We hope that you too catch the “marriage flu”!!
    OG: That is not “all the best”……….. 😛 that is “all the worst”…………….. 😛

  6. September 1, 2009 6:24 am

    Damn dude . That is sad . And it just sent shiver’s down my spine . I just pictured myself being bossed around by the wife , carrying a 10 Kg atta and 5 kg chawal bag on my shoulders . Abhi to mera bachpan khatama hua hai yaar ! 🙂
    OG: ROFL!!!!!!!!!!! classic last line!!!!! 😛 seriously true!!!!!! 😛 same with me as well 😛

    • craftyshines permalink
      September 1, 2009 8:15 pm

      arre Al-Kisladin!!!! u don’t have to marry to carry!!!!
      have u forgotten… in mission Al-Shabab… u are carying a sack of coffee powder!!!
      :mrgreen:

      but u still kick ass!!! 😎

      @ EOG: i can see u carrying rajamma around
      :mrgreen:

      bhaaagooooooooooo

  7. September 1, 2009 6:40 am

    Njaaay ur bachelor days OG 😉 Marriage te baad me hokar hi rahega na 😛
    OG: 😛 😛 😛 I am enjoying it 😛 😛

  8. September 1, 2009 6:42 am

    But seriously, am waiting to read the post where OG will announce his marriage 😛
    Lemme see what a change its gonna b then 😉
    OG: well, that is going to have to a long wait………….. 😛 😛 coz it is not going to happen any time soon 😛

    • September 1, 2009 9:07 am

      You know OG, people who say they won’t get married get married first…So, I expect you to be married in the next 2 yrs. …

    • September 2, 2009 5:37 am

      You know OG, that’s what they all say!! 😛

  9. September 1, 2009 7:13 am

    ha its a funny world we live in 🙂

  10. September 1, 2009 7:24 am

    Last man standing… LOL machi… if ur mom sees this post she will thought ‘all of OG’s friends were getting married… he may feel alone and its time to fine Ms.Z for him’ LOL 😆
    tomo one of my class friend going to get married.. what say? 😛 😛

  11. September 1, 2009 9:17 am

    LOL algorithm adipoli! 😀
    Ellavarkum avarde samayam undu.
    Naale iyaal ithu thane parayanam ketto! 😀

  12. September 1, 2009 11:23 am

    So, are you frustrated or sad or disappointed ??? What is the issue ?? When is Rajamma revealing your love to her parents?? 😉

    Marriage is an amazing institution that brings two hearts together..oh what the heck am i blabbering..its trouble, i tell you…its inviting trouble…stay away from it…atleast you !! 😀 😀 😀

    • September 1, 2009 1:56 pm

      lol!! look who is advising whom 😀

      But tell me Vimmuuuji…have u changed post your engagement?? Have you sobered down???

      Nah!!!

      Am wondering why doesn’t put your example up there 😀

    • September 4, 2009 6:53 am

      U bet …just once if i get her number, her ID or ne means to communicate!!! u r dead meat!! and btw..u wudnt invite me for ur marriage?? ill help u enter some records, newspapers etc by arranging marriage and divorce the very same day for u!

  13. thethoughtfultrain permalink
    September 1, 2009 11:59 am

    Men/Boys are a like monkeys when they are single. Marriage makes them human!!! 😉

    Kidding, by the way girls feel the same way too! Cooking. cleaning – bah!! ;-P

  14. Pal permalink
    September 1, 2009 12:37 pm

    …and one Mr.OG, who used to do no work at home, is now cooking Sambar and Rajamma 😉 Maybe something’s fishy!

  15. September 1, 2009 12:59 pm

    lol, a post truly for ‘man’kind.. 😉

    Well, I can understand the situation of your friends. Who told women are the weaker sex man?? I’ve no doubt that they hold the chords to the rotation of this Earth, I doubt if even Obama isn’t a pussycat in front of Mrs. Obama.

    Yeah, the changes in some of my friends are amazing! Even college time Casanovas are like Sree Buddhan now! hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil… obedient and sincere. Womanhood, I bow to thee! 🙂

  16. September 1, 2009 1:58 pm

    lol!!!

    So scared u r sounding 😛

    See Vimmuuu has he changed?? He was a nerd, is still a nerd and will always remain one…

    So be happy, what has to happen will happen. If it is in your kismet that post mrrg you will continue to cook then it will happen that ways only 😀

  17. September 1, 2009 2:54 pm

    Absolutely loved the way You conceived this post:)

    Thats why I say, Love is Karma naasam for 20 yr old guys:P

    So, when are you getting married?:P

  18. September 1, 2009 3:46 pm

    OG, going by stats – I have a feeling that you will probably beat all those guys to the post 🙂 You might even get married before Vimmuuu 🙂 Is this post a prelude to what is coming 🙂 Tell me , when is your next vacation planned , who knows you might go single and come back married 🙂

    Fantastic algorithm, though 🙂

  19. September 1, 2009 3:55 pm

    So will OG hang in there or succumb? Stay tuned!

  20. September 1, 2009 6:43 pm

    he he he! I can “feel” you!
    All my friends are getting married too 😦

  21. September 1, 2009 7:09 pm

    Marriage flu?! Ha..ha..ha.. 😆 Someone just ate sour Grapes. 😆

    BTW there is a small correction in “Paisa innu varum, nalla poyum.”

    It is “naale pokum.” Nalla means nice.

  22. September 1, 2009 8:02 pm

    Hey guys, my internet connection is gone for a few days……

    will come back and respond to all comments………….

    it is a forced “blog break”………. 😛

    • September 1, 2009 11:06 pm

      Why the forced break? Tell the truth….are you going for ‘female sighting’ (Malayalam translation: Pennu kaanal) Ha..ha..ha..

      Tell Tell Tell

      Say hello to Rajammmmmaaaaa (with 5 m and 5 a) 😆

      • September 1, 2009 11:12 pm

        ROFL 😛 don sols………. Shesh, you guys cannot let a bachelor live in peace………….. 😛 😛

        internet connection at home has “decided” not to work……. dont know why….. investigation is on 😛 😛

        • September 2, 2009 6:01 pm

          yay! nice gravatar pic! i remember this one… u r standing on top of that mountain… and it was among the first posts i read on ur blog!! 😀

  23. craftyshines permalink
    September 1, 2009 8:22 pm

    AHA!!!! not a pie chart, but still will suffice! 😛

    bachelorhood! yenjai madi EOG!!!! i have said this time and again…women, geeeeeeee… say bye bye to freedom!! 😛 😛

    well behaved, civil, no bad words, no smoking, no drinking!!!!

    Well, BF doesn’t abuse, smoke or drink already!!!
    guess he will start after marriage!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    so last man standing…. stand tall…. days are numbered… i an hear the thud thud of footsteps…. Its Rajamma at a distance! 😛

    quick quick EOG! hide behind me!!!

    EOG = 6 foot
    Crafty = 5 foot 3 inches
    Rajamma = Carries EOG away on her shoulder

    Crafty = 😥 one more bites the dust!!!!

    😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛

    {{{{{{{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

    Onaashamsakal!!!!

    • September 2, 2009 1:22 am

      umm… crafty…

      if EOG is 6 feet, and rajamma actually carries him off on her shoulder…er… 🙄
      how big is this rajamma anyway??? 😀 😀 u make her sound like shoorpanaka!!! 😆

      • September 2, 2009 4:44 am

        LOL @ Crafty and Ashwathy !!! So, now we get to know Rajammas vital statistics too !!! 😀 😀 😀

      • September 2, 2009 6:15 pm

        @ ASH: yes yes!!! shoorpanaka!!! wah! i think that name has a better ring to it…. lets try both shall we?

        EOG & Rajamma
        EOG & Shhorpanaka

        geee….. both sound perfect! 😛 😛 😛

        yes, she can carry EOG! so just imagine!!! i just fled like a tiny mouse from there! 😆

        @ Vimmuuu: vital statistics??? 🙄
        *crafty walks off muttering something about how boys will be boys*
        😆

  24. September 2, 2009 1:19 am

    coz almost every month, the “bachelor count” in my friends circle is fast reducing.
    yea yea 😐 dont remind me!! first it was the turn of the girls… now that only the last few girls who firmly withstood that are around… now its the turn of the guys (of my batch). its freaky!!!

    but having said that, i cant help but ask u… r u worried becoz the bachelor count is decreasing or coz u cant join the majority? 😀 😀 coz ur post has a tone of both!!
    and whats with the increasing amount of posts related to marriage and cooking and housekeeping? careful dude… be aware of the signals u are sending out to onlookers!! 😉

    • September 2, 2009 4:45 am

      ivan kayy vittu poyi maaaley !!!! 😀 😀 😀

      • September 2, 2009 5:59 pm

        dont look at us… u’re the one who started the whole damn rajamma business anyway!! 😀 😀

  25. September 2, 2009 4:44 am

    Dude… stay standing… today morning I was nicely reading news paper suddenly someone snatches you gives you a Rs. 100 note and tells you to go fetch some 5 Kg Ashirwad Atta.. at 8 in the morning !!!!

    That dude is married.. LIFE 😦

    • September 2, 2009 4:45 am

      ROFL !!!!! You never gave these kinda advices to me when I announced my engagement 😉

      • September 2, 2009 1:09 pm

        Vimmuuu now you know who’s your true friend, who isn’t.

        • September 2, 2009 6:26 pm

          @ Hitchu: che che!!!! what a pity *crafty makes notes in he diary of “how to order ur guy around*
          seriously hitchu, aske Hetal… when can i come foe lessons??
          *somewhere in a corner of the world, crafty’s bf is suffering from sever eye twitching* :mrgreen:

          @ Vimmuuu: You poor soul! there’s NO escape!!! u will be singing melancholy songs of the past freedom days…why will u get any advice??! in another’s misery lies true entertainment! :mrgreen:

          @ IHM: ROFL! since when do u add fuel to fire???
          *IHM and crafty watch fire crackling* 😛

          @ EOG: geeee…. fix that net and come back will ya?????? or do u wanna be subject to more of my trail mails???? 😛

        • September 3, 2009 10:05 am

          BTW the atta had MRP of 110/- the shop wala charged me only 95… !!!

          I didnt return the Rs. 5 to wife…

          does it count as a moral victory for the HUSBAND ??

    • sioneve permalink
      September 3, 2009 3:12 am

      Yes – these are definitely symptoms of marriage! 😆

  26. September 2, 2009 4:48 am

    OG …your disaster plan is cool… when are you getting married?

    Aryan’s mom

  27. September 2, 2009 6:21 am

    LOL @ marriage flu..but from the time the the line started “bachelor counts..reducing” i was expecting some ridiculing..some “para” for smeone who very recently gt engaged 😉 sigh!!!!! dnt find ne 😦

  28. thesoundinboard permalink
    September 2, 2009 12:43 pm

    getting worried, huh bro?

  29. September 2, 2009 1:08 pm

    Heart wrenching poignant tales OG no doubt!!! 😉 Have been through this feeling… This is one interesting stage in your life, have fun before you start thinking maybe marriage is not such a bad idea, like Sraboney says, spouses make very convenient excuses 🙂

    I think they also make great company for traveling, parties, shopping, ranting and sometimes just sitting in the balcony and watching the sunset… But take your own sweet time before entering the second unholy stage of tragedy 🙂

  30. September 2, 2009 2:26 pm

    hehehe…super write..
    and I cud so very well identify with thatt…
    24 vayassilum single aaayi nadakkunnente sukham onnu vere thanne (dukham purathu kaanikkunnila thalkaalam)…
    many of my batchmates got married recently..at this rate batchelorhood itself will disappear from the face of the earth, pretty soon..

  31. Just call me 'A' permalink
    September 3, 2009 4:18 am

    hoo love the choice of words…”case studies”, “disaster algorithm”……hmmmm i do smell something burning 😉 😉

    boys/men never really had any chance in the first place. anyways, they’re always lost 😀

  32. September 3, 2009 7:55 pm

    Mr Last Man Standing…..

    U have been standing with ur back to us for quite a while now!!
    is that why u put the new gravatar?!!!

    now what is the prob with your net? is it the same as vimmuuu???
    bad internet providers??

    pliss to go over and borrow a pacha malayalam dialogue i have given to vimmuu’s net providers! see… his net was back in one single day!!!!

    ok ok, so it sis not pacha malayalam… it is potta malayalam…but it works na!!!!

    😀 😀 😀

  33. September 5, 2009 10:19 am

    Nice post. Kappy venam kappy kada venda alle? May be a time will come when even among Indian families marriage will not be a pre condition for love

  34. September 8, 2009 6:43 am

    All I will say is tht….Aellathinum oru samayam ondu, athe anuserichu kaaryangal nadekette because u never know what happens if u keep postponing to later.

    I’ll give u an example of someone I know….when he was 28 he had a job which paid well & he was good looking to boot. His parents tried to get him married but he was so happy with the exciting life he was leading he kept postponing it.
    Now he is 30…he is still good looking but his hair is thinning & it can be clearly made out. He is not getting the same type of proposal he was getting when he was 28 & most girls are in the 29-32 range who are also looking at him out of no choice.
    Can u see the difference ‘just’ 2 years made???????

    I hope u dont think I’m preaching….I’m just giving u another viewpoint 🙂

  35. September 10, 2009 6:49 pm

    disaster algorithm? quite funny 🙂

  36. September 19, 2009 3:41 pm

    I really feel that in the coming year or so, I will be the last man standing; coz almost every month, the “bachelor count” in my friends circle is fast reducing

    so sez the guy who will fall flatter than anything before when he meets Ms Z!!!! 😀 😀
    LOL!! Famous last words!! 😛 😛

    *we will see OG! we will see ! * 😛 😛 😛
    and so goes away Indy with that dire warning and with pics of OG giving up bachelorhood forever and Ms Z making OG do everything without a whimper 😆
    OG: let us the seeeeeeeee 😛 😛 😛 😛

    • September 20, 2009 12:55 am

      oh yes! we will the sees 😛 becoz I think someone will have to eat his words
      :mrgreen:
      OG: okay madam 😛 okayssssssss :mrgreen:

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