There are times when one feels helplessly out of place, and totally powerless to do anything about it. One of those times was the wedding today - of my first cousin's first cousin :). MA. It was a nice experience. Only if I didn't have to cringe later at some of the things that happened in the wedding today.
One incident I'll relate.
So what happened was that this cousin of mine (the bride) was in my school - so other friends were also there. Alif Bay Pay was also there (bffffff can't stop the fs). And this pal of mine, along with another friend's mum went up to the stage to ''meet the bride'' -
Now, whenever I actually land up on the stage, I'm like... shuffling my feet about, totally at a loss as to what should I SAY, (except Salam). I mean, a ''how are you'' sounds so totally foolish. How would a dulhan be!! She can't answer anything except ''Fine, thank you'' !! She's not going to say ''Oh, I have a backache from this heavy jewelery'' :P
Sigh. So me the blundering clumsy soul went up ahead of others and said salaam, I got the answer - then the friend's mum sat down beside the bride, trying to make small talk (apparently, she had expected me - the total fool - to also sit down on the stage besides the bride). But hello! The seat she had taken was besides the bride - and ~!! the groom was sitting down on the other side of the bride. So where was I or the friend (and chotpo too!) behind me supposed to sit. Besides the groom? No possible way in the whole wide world!!
After a few totally awkward stumbling minutes, when nobody could think of anything to say, my friend's mum got up hurriedly, we all did an about turn - and went back down .... me telling myself --
Chotpo: Uni. Why did we go up at all?