Few Middle class chronicles (Story of every middle class household)

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When I was a kid, my Mom used to make me wear a long frock which almost touched my feet and as I grew up, I still used to wear it. Now when I look my pictures in that dress, my Mom tells me that earlier long frocks were in fashion and later short ones that’s why she made me wear it for quite a long time. And we laugh loud. Same with many other dresses, sweaters and even shoes.

Does your Mom also do the same, does she buy clothes and footwear with at least 3-4 years of planning? OR have the home remedy everytime you feel sick? Does she use your torn off clothes as dusters? Then this blog is for you. I hope many of you will be able to relate to it if you are from a middle-class family like me. Read on:

We all have that one dinner set in our kitchen and a silken bedsheet which is reserved only for the special guests.

We believe in optimum utilization of resources, hence toothpaste, shampoo, ketchup, lotions are squeezed till their last drop.

Our old tees are never thrown. Oh, they make the best mops after all.

Our TV remote is packed in two-layered plastic covers.

That red ribbon on our new cars, car seat poly covers, stickers of a brand new TV, refrigerator etc. are kept for quite some time to get the feeling of “bought something new”.

Soft drink bottles and cookie cans are always reused for storing water and keeping miscellaneous stuff.

Buffets are blessings for us.

Exotic fruits and juices are overfed in marriage parties.

We all have that huge polybag with hundreds of polybags inside in the storeroom or backyard of our houses. Optimum utilization, remember?

We treat wrapping paper with equal respect as the gifts packed in it. Gifts are unpacked so delicately that the wrapping paper is saved for reuse.

Our kids never grow older than 3 years in buses and trains. Half price traveling 😉

In Rajdhani/ Shatabdi trains, we never refuse curd and ice cream even in extreme winter and asking for extra soup is obvious.

We can adjust in any and every situation. Don’t be surprised to see a crowd coming out of a five-seater car.

Breakfast must be included in room rent and the hotel must supply new soap, shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer every day.

While buying dry fruits and cookies, half is gone in tasting itself.

Getting free salad, pickle, extra sauces in restaurants is a fundamental right.

Bargaining is in our blood. We never forget to take chilies and coriander for free from the grocery seller.

And how can I not mention asking for free golgappa in the end?


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Image Earth Travel
December 2, 2017 2:22 pm

Many thanks for stopping by and following my Travel and Photography site! 🙂

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December 2, 2017 2:28 pm
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December 2, 2017 2:34 pm
Reply to  Vartikasdiary

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December 2, 2017 3:13 pm

.. A crowd coming out of a five seated car. Deep

December 3, 2017 8:04 am

Hi Vartika, nice to meet you and thanks for the follow. I am now following your blog. this was a good post and it’s nice to know others do the same as I do in trying to get the most out of everything.

December 9, 2017 7:04 am
Reply to  Vartikasdiary

Yes, I did very much.

May 17, 2018 5:14 pm

Everything is so relatable and well thought I can relate almost anything

Prerna Wahi
September 8, 2018 5:33 pm

Oh my god. You have nailed it girl. This is so relatable. I was nodding through your entire post. Loved the old tees and buffet point!

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