1. Everything you eat is savored in garlic, onion and tomatoes.
2. You try and reuse gift wrappers, gift boxes, and of course aluminium
3. You try to eject food particles from between your teeth by pressing
your tongue against them and making
a peculiar noise like,tshick, tshick, tschick, tschick.
4. You are standing next to the two largest size suitcases at the
5. You arrive one or two hours late to a party - and think it's normal.
6. You peel the stamps off letters that the Postal Service missed to
mark up.
7. You recycle Wedding Gifts.
8. You name your children in rhythms (example, Sita & Gita, Ram &
9. All your children have pet names, which sound nowhere close to their
real names.
10. You take Indian snacks anywhere it says "No Food Allowed"
11. You talk for an hour at the front door when leaving someone's
12. You load up the family car with as many people as possible.
13. You use plastic to cover anything new in your house whether it's
the remote control, VCR, carpet or new couch.
14. Your parents tell you not to care what your friends think, but they
won't let you do certain
things because of what the other "Uncles and Aunties" will think.
15. You buy and display crockery, which is for special occasions,which
never happen.
16. You have a vinyl tablecloth on your kitchen table.
17. You use grocery bags to hold garbage.
18. You keep leftover food in your fridge in as many numbers of bowls
as possible.
19. Your kitchen shelf is full of jam jars, varieties of bowls and
plastic utensils (got free with some household items).
20. You carry a stash of your own food whenever you travel (and travel
means any car ride longer than 15 minutes).
21. You own a rice cooker or a pressure cooker.
22. You fight over who pays the dinner bill.
23. You live with your parents and you are 40 years old.(And they
prefer it that way).
24. You don't use measuring cups