The man – To win you have to think, not with your heart, but with your brain . Check and mate.
The woman – (Taken aback) But this move is wrong!! You are the one who said so…
The man – Yeah but now I am saying, all’s fair in love and war.
The woman – (looking mildly frustrated, but impressed with the intelligent, ‘because-I-say-so‘ logic) – Aap bhi naa… bilkul girgit ki tarah rang badalte hain!
(Can be translated to, You are so unique/there’s no one like you, You! etc – You change colors like a chameleon! How unpredictable and impressive!!
The man – Aur tum? Mere har rang mein dhal jaati ho. Jaise ‘innocent green’!
(And you? You follow my example and adapt to my latest mood/color etc. For example, ‘innocent green’)
The woman looks relieved and delighted with the ‘praise’. Will always sense and adapt to his moods. Lesson learnt.
What’s wrong with this idea of romance?
1. Accepting illogical arguments without questioning is shown as a virtue (only in women).
2. Helpless credulity is equated with child-like innocence, and both are shown as desirable traits in adults (If they are women).
3. Unpredictability in a man is shown as a harmless (even admirable) trait. What’s wrong with being unpredictable?
This ad makes unpredictability, unrealistic expectations and stupidity seem normal (even desirable) in a relationship.
4. Romanticizes the idea of man as the guardian, older and in command, and the woman as the follower, eager to please, obey and adjust to his requirements. What about her requirements? I guess she is to believe that if he truly loves her he would know without being told.
What do you think of the ad below?
A rough translation on Nish’s demand 🙂
Man – See you then, I am gonna go…
Woman – Okay…
Man – … (looks at his mobile) oh mom’s birthday!! 😯
Woman – Oh!!!! …I forgot! 😦
Man – Obviously, what do you ever remember! 🙄
Woman – Listen. It’s going to be twelve.
Man – It’s going to be twelve!! I want to be the first one to wish her!
Woman – Oh yeah?!
Man – (Starts attempting to dial but has can’t get through)
Woman – (Dials with her Reliance network) Hello aunty! Happy Happy Birthday. 😆 He? He’s right here. He must have forgotten,
Man – What!! 😯
Woman – …you know how he is 🙂 (To the man) Listen, it’s your mom’s birthday! How could you forget! (Hands him her Reliance phone) Here, wish her!
Man – Happy Birthday Ma. No!!!! No I was just trying!!
Connect your call in one go, reliance gsm and cdma network.
Man – (After he finishes wishing his mother) – You!!! You are going to get me killed!
Woman – (laughing) If we didn’t have my network, you would have made it twelve O clock anyway…