Stepping into Next Generation

February 10, 2009 at 11:17 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 7 Comments

Do you remember the advertisement of an hair dye , where a young guy calls a lady in mid 30’s “aunty” and that got her thinking and she opted for a dye to look younger. Ofcourse they had to sell the dye.

But then we all go through this phase 2-3 times in our lives , when suddenly someone shakes us and tells are growing old or you are looking old.

I remember once when I was in college and one kid in neighbourhood called me aunty and I was like :O. But then I thought if I was her may be I would do the same πŸ™‚

And then in happened last year , when a gang of college kids called me aunty. I was like I woke up from sleep. Hello !! you are 30 , have a kid in your lap , you used to call all the ladies in their 30s with kids aunties when you were in college. Now its your turn πŸ™‚

And I know it will happen again , some day when some one in 30s-40s will call me aunty. We don’t realise when we grow up and cross the line from one generation to the next.

And now there is a funny part to it , when I go to my mom’s place , all the Uncles and aunts in the neighbourhood shops and houses (as I used to call them before wedding , when in college) , I feel I am already in their generation , and I can no longer call them uncle and aunts. No doubt they had 2 years old kids when I was in college but then now they have 6-7 years old kids and so they cannot be called uncles by me πŸ˜›

Have you faced such an situation ? When someone shakes you up and tells you , you are getting old sweetheart or when you realize that you have someone whom you called Uncle is no longer an uncle ?



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  1. Your post shoves the reality in the face which we usually try to elude.

    Well written πŸ˜€

  2. Oh.. I am going through almost the same phase. Being 30, and feeling Old. My recent post is also of somewhat same topic.

    I had always felt, ‘aunty’ is the one who is married and has a baby. But did not like the concept when I entered that area.

    Growing old is tough 😦

  3. i have been called aunty since i was in school! :p so frankly, I have now stopped bothering about it! :p but when Rajamma calls me Amma, thats a different ball game altogether! :p


  4. I hate that too when someone calls me aunty! but now that i have a kid, i am aunty to all kids (whether school or college going) bahh!
    But yesterday, I was roaming in our society in reebok pyjamas and a zipper and some kids called me ‘didi’, they just made my day know!

  5. Oh yes. I used to call one of my dad’s young colleagues “uncle”. Our age difference must be only 6-7 years. He got married the same time as me & now has a kid my son’s age. I just do not know what to call him now. It gets so weird!

  6. LOL!! πŸ˜€

    yea, happens plenty of times!
    sometimes, they say “aunty”, and some have asked me which college i’m studying in!! πŸ˜€
    so, it’s now all being taken with a pinch of salt!

  7. oh i still remember when i first came to blore and some 45 year old guy called me amma and i was like what??? that still hanuts me πŸ™‚

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