You know you are Bangladeshi when*@#!!
We Bengalis do have some unique and typical style of expressing our inner motions. These comments (below) are based on our real life experiences, which have been taken from our conversations & put together by someone who left this country for good (good luck bro). See if these can recall your typical & unique Bangladeshi style (!?!):
You know you are Bangladeshi when:
* When you tell your parents you got 98% marks in an exam, and they ask you what happened to the other 2%?
* You make tea in a saucepan
* Your elder brothers are always right (though they talk stupid all the time)
* You put your clothes in suitcases instead of wardrobe
* You have an old but still operating 'Singer' sewing machine at home (this is mighty true)
* Your mother has a minor disagreement with her sister and doesn't talk
to her for ten years
* Your elders push the moral that honesty is the best policy but can’t came up with a valid example.
* Your cousin did not marry her boyfriend because he did not have a house in Dhaka; she marries a well-qualified engineer instead.
* You call an older person you've never met before "uncle" or "auntie"
* You hide everything from your parents
* Your mother does everything for you if you are male
* You do all the housework and cooking if you are female
* Your relatives alone could populate a small city
* You study or attempt to study medicine or engineering at university and nothing else
* You weren’t that intelligent so you studied Computer science or business instead (hey!!)
* You still come back home after finishing University to live with your parents
* You know no one who has studied music, but every one thinks he or she is a professional singer
* You eat kacha morich and salt with everything
* You fight over who pays the dinner bill
* You say you hate Indian films(/songs) but secretly watch(/hear) them with your parents
* You order deshi food in English language to impress the people you're with but the waiters don't have a clue what you are talking about
* You avoid public places when with a member of the opposite sex
* You secure your baggage with a rope
* You're walking out of customs at the airport and you see all possible members of your family who have come to pick you up (this is so true man)
* You get very upset and think life's unfair when an airline refuses to accept your luggage which is just 80 lbs overweight!
* After some years abroad, You go back to your parents' village and people treat you like a member of the royal family
* You ask your dad a simple question and he tells you story of how he had to walk miles just to get to school
* You are complaining about rickshaws when you are in a car and vice versa
* You have annoying nicknames that stick to u forever no matter how hard u try to get rid of it
* Your fufus measure wealth only in gold and diamonds
* Elders of the family push the concept of an arranged marriage on you and try to demonstrate how well it works whenever they're not fighting
* Your parents worry what other people will think if you're not going to be a doctor or engineer
* While living abroad, your parents always say, "It's cheaper in Bangladesh"
If you got some of your own, let me know.