DES & PARDES
1. Mother-in law:
In Des - A women capable of making your life miserable.
In Pardes - A women you never fight with, because where
else you will find such a dedicated baby sitter for free?
In Des - A boring human species, who listens more to
his mother than you, and orders you around to serve him, his
parents and siblings.
In Pardes -Still boring, but now a useful human species
that comes in handy when the house needs to be vacuumed.
In Des - A person whose house you can drop into any time
of the day or night and you'll always be welcome.
In Pardes -A person who you have to call first to check
and make sure he is not busy.
In Des - A woman who gives you your towel when you go
to take a shower.
In Pardes - A woman who yells at you not to leave tub
dirty when you go to take bath.
In Des -- A teenager, who without asking will carry your
grocery bags from the market.
In Pardes - A teenager, who suddenly remembers he has
lot of homework when you start mowing the lawn.
In Des - A lovely doll, who brings tears to your eyes
when her doli is about to leave.
In Pardes - A lovely doll, who brings you to tears long
before any doli time.
In Des - A person you are afraid of, and who is never
to be disobeyed.
In Pardes -A person to whom you pretend to obey, after
all he is the one paying your college tuition.
In Des -A person with a respectable job and lots of upper
In Pardes -A person without a secure job, who always
dreams one day he will be rich.
In Des -- A respectable person with ok income.
In Pardes - A money making machine, who has a money spending
machine at home called "doctor ki biwi".
In Des - A vigorous punjabi festival dance.
In Pardes - A desi dance you do, when you don't know
how to dance.
11. Software Engineer:
In Des - A high-tech guy, always speaks in American accent,
always anxious to queue consulate visa line.
In Pardes - The same hitech guy, who does Ganapati puja
everyday, and says 'This is my last year in the US (or wherever)'
12. A Green Card holder
In Des - the guy can't speak Hindi, parents of good looking
girls are dying to hook him, wears jacket in summer, says he
has a BMW back there.
In Pardes - the guy can't speak English, wears jacket
all the time, works in a Candy store at Manhattan, dreams of
owning a BMW.