Thursday, January 01, 2009

Culture Shock

I have witnessed a fair share of champagne moments in a grand prix, a cricket match and with friends. This new year I was with my family & close relatives and it was fun, but i had never expected a champagne to be popped in front of family and in front of my granny. It was a culture shock to me. Wat's more interesting is, every one was fine with it including my granny. The shock was due to difficulties in accepting the new culture, causing difficulty in knowing what is appropriate and what is not, as alcohol was a taboo in an bram community like ours. But must say I'm not against it altogether. Well did I raise a Glass ? I still haven’t raised the glass. I'm still waiting for the right moment, and tell myself how tasty it will be if I ever accomplish something special in my life. All in all when I look back, 2008 was very gloomy and I could have done much better in whatever I did. Looking forward to a new year with new hopes.

3 comments:

Praveen said...

OH well.. times change buddy! I know how much of a shock it would've come for grandmas.. once upon a time.. but I guess the shock of one generation becomes a norm for the other! :)

Indeed.. 2008... was forgettable..onto.. 2009 to see whatz in store... like always.. with hope! :)

molarbear's posts said...

Change is the only constant! I am impressed that your grandmother is so accepting of things that are new.

I cannot agree with some people's habit of smoking or drinking "but not in front of the elders". Why, if you do something, can it not be in front of others? Isn't there some hypocrisy involved in this "not in front of the elders" thing? They know you drink, you know you drink, then why not be open about it? I don't think there is any disrespect involved in being open.

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