My good friend Ashish (Boozy) has been lamenting about his status amongst girls as a "brother"....he has in fact let the tears flow quite freely on his blog. Now this is a situation that many many guys would find quite familiar, probably bringing to the surface some long smothered memory of a dream crushed by an untimely rakhi...
Females. This is nothing but another weapon in their hands to control us. They have boobs! I mean, isn't that enough? What do we counter that with? A beer belly? Talk about fighting fair...grrrr.....
Having said that (and i dont lose any chance to say female bashing stuff - what else can a middle aged short fat chap do for kicks eh?) i do feel Ashish is missing the woods for the trees. He is grabbing the wrong end of the tissue roll. I mean, how can he fail to see that this 'situation' is in fact pregnant with wonderous possibilities. Allow me to elaborate...
My first girl friend used to think i was pure brother material...and then we dated for a couple of years. My second girlfriend used to think i was pure brother material...and then i dated her for 3.5 years...and after that i've been married to her for 5 years. I could rest my case here, but would like to drive home the point by way of a theory that can best be explained in 2 parts:
1. Girls are really fond of their fathers and brothers; and they can be quite bitchy about their mothers and sisters. Hence it is a good beginning to be called brother material. It gets even better when you can move up to father material, because then you can
(a) actually say stuff like, "who's your daddy??" when doing interesting stuff, and then
(b) become a daddy
2. When a girl calls you 'brother material', it is her way of telling you that she likes you, she is comfortable with you and thinks you are special. And yet there is no way she's gonna admit to herself that she has actually managed to miss out on all the studs and fall for...well...you. Here's how her mind works: "HIM??? What the hell, no way! Then why do i feel so nice when i'm with him? Oh yes! He's my brother!!!".
This is the time for you to strike and make hay brother, for the iron is hot and the sun is shining!
So if you are in a situation where a girl is having long, meaningful conversations with you, there is an exchange of witty, sarcastic banter and healthy insults, an interest in each others life, and a warm feeling in the heart and other regions upon seeing each other, it is probable that this situation will quickly end in 2 ways: 1st - "Strip! Now!!, or 2nd - "you are like a brother to me". Remember, that you can change your destiny from the 2nd to the 1st.
Anybody who felt hurt because of any of the above (the same ones who take mc / bc seriously), chew on this:
All of us in this country have grown up saying "all Indians are my brothers and sisters" every morning, and yet we have the 2nd largest population in the world.