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13 Conversations That Should Be Banned At Family Dinners!

There are some conversations that are so awkward that you wish the ground would open up and swallow you, just so you don’t have to answer those god awful questions that parents or their kin pose at family dinners in front of a dozen other people.

These topics inevitably pop up at dinner tables, especially at festive meals where there are more people to ask you stupid questions which you don’t want to answer. Well, we do our best to dodge them, and sometimes just try to live with them.

Here are a few examples of such topics we want to avoid like the plague, but unfortunately have to brave. All we can do is hope for the best and try not to lose our mind!

Happy dining, folks!

1. The Result Wala Topic

Dad: Arre beta, how was your result?

Me: Good.

Dad: Report card to batao (thinking he can show off my good grades – LOL DAD)

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2. The Boyfriend Topic

Mom: You don’t have a boyfriend, right?

Me: No.

Mom: Then who was the guy in the picture on your WhatsApp display?

Me: College friend hai.

*awkward smile*

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3. The Sanskaar Topic

Mom: Yeh kya pehna hai tumne?

Durr wali aunty: Haan beta, mumma is right. Yeh sab sabhya ladkiya nahi pehenti.

Me: Aunty, how does that blouse of yours stay on on that one teeny tiny flap behind, held with an underfed version of what we call ‘buttons,’ huh?

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4. The ‘What Are You Doing With Your Life?’ Topic

Uncle: Yeh Literature padh ke kya karoge? Teacher banna hai?

Me: Aren’t you a 10th pass, uncle ji?

*awkward silence*

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5. The Rishta Topic

Mom: Since you aren’t seeing anyone…

Me: What?

Mom: Meena aunty’s son just came back from America… He’s a nice boy, well settled. Ek baar mil lo.

Me: Well…

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Suggested read: Awesome ways to dodge your parents’ questions

6. Weight Wala Topic

Aunty: Have you gained weight?

Me: Have you?

*no answer*

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7. Ex-Wala Topic

Dad: What happened to that girl you were dating last year?

Me: She got married.

Dad: Oh, to whom?

Me: Not me, obviously.

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8. Why No Friends Topic

Mom: Why don’t you go out more often? Pura din online!

Dad: Exactly. You are always at home. Don’t you have any friends?

Me: No.

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9. The Drugs/Alcohol Wala Topic

Dad: Are you doing drugs?

Mom: Are you taking alcohol?

Me: Why? Do you want some?

*homeless in a minute*

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10. The Food Choices Wala Topic

Mom: Tum non-veg Monday aur Thursday ko nahi khate na?

Dad: Yes. We should respect our religion.

Me: No mom, I don’t even like non-vegetarian food.

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11. The Salary Topic

Uncle: So beta, how much are you earning? My son is earning in over 5 digits now!

Me: That’s nice uncle. That’s what I earned two years ago. But I am sure he will get there. ☺

*suppressed smiles from parents*

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12. The Buy A House Topic

Dad: When are you going to buy a house? You are 25 now.

Me: As soon as I have 4 crores. Soooo… Any minute now, really.

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13. The Diet Topic

*me asking for a second helping*

Mom: Beta bas karo. Wazan badh jayega.

Aunty: Haan, phir koi ladka nahi milega *giggles loudly*

Me: *takes a huge helping while looking them in the eye*

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Ultimately, we love our family and there is only so much sass they can handle from us (wink, wink).

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But yeah, go get ‘em, tiger! 😉 😛

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13 Conversations With Family That Prove Certain Topics Should Be Banned At Family Dinners
Because your family doesn't know that dinner time = no talking!
Amrin Talib

Amrin Talib

I am a brunette and an egalitarian. I love good food, cats, dogs, and books. I love to write, along with being an adrenaline junkie who hopes to travel the world someday. I have a cat named Duck.