Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Generation pre-X

You belong to this typical group / generation / "genre" of middle class dudes...

If....

#].. As a kid, your career path was defined more by your parents desire, neighbor's sons' marks and/or not knowing that there are options beyond Engineering and Medical fields..

#].. The coolest gadget you'd seen till you were in High school was a "video" game, the one your cousin brought from Muscat and would brag about

#].. You and your friends would collect 25 paise from each person to buy one MRF ball worth 2.50 INR and play cricket...

#].. you got a permanent tan playing cricket in 45 Degree Centigrades in intense summer heat and were blissfully ignorant of it..

#] .. you exchanged library books like Tinkle comics and Phantom with your friends instead of latest games DVDs

#] .. The idea of "going for shopping" for you was sacrosanct and it meant it's either your birthday, or Diwali or first week before your school re-opens...

#].. You had seen people holding onto a thing called Transister closely to their ears trying hard to get the latest score of a match being played in West Indies

#] ...you and your bunch of loser friends thought that the way to celebrate Valentine's Day was to park your two wheelers in front of Archie's Gallery and stay put on the scooter seat..

#] ... you took a hike with your cousin to other end of town to watch an "Adult" movie in your XI th grade and were so paranoid about being "caught" that you parked your bicycles 3 blocks away from the theater

7 comments:

Rohit said...

ha ha...this is hilarious...Parked outside Archie's gallery! Oh man!

So your final point inspired me to post something...:)

Aniruddha said...

yup...experienced every thing...But when I did I become Gen pre - X??? (I always considered myself to be from X). Seems time is flying too fast...

btw...I never had courage to go to other side of town for movie and had to be content by VHS and later CD's. :D

nillohit said...

:)

kautilya said...

@Rohit: waiting for the post..

@Aniruddha : I thought the current lot of X-Boxers and Playstations was the Gen-x. But may be i m wrong :)

Rathchakra said...
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Rathchakra said...

LOL...good one...brought back memories of a simpler times. And second Annirudha - we are Gen X!!

Indradeep said...

Muscat ---- LOL
Forrain to us was Muscat, Dubai, Kuwait.
US was royalty then!!!!!