Did this remind you of the 'chai pii lo' wali aunty? Definitely, it did.
And there is nothing wrong in that. Chai wali aunty had used this term so many times that we actually cannot resist mentioning her whenever someone say, ‘Hello friends!’
If you actually analyze, this happened because we associate a trait for a person or thing. Whenever anything relative to the person or thing happens, we are reminded of the original.
Like whenever we see an ‘aarti ki thali’, we are reminded of the traditional Jaya Bachchan and SRK pose from K3G. And whenever a guy ignores us, we act like ‘kaun hai ye jisne mud kar poo ko ni dekha’. (Please watch Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham folks).
Similarly, we have associated traits for Punjabis. They are the most loving and friendly beings on the Earth. They can be spotted easily in a crowd of 1000 people. And it is commendable.
Whenever we see a Punjabi, the associated traits quickly show up. In fact, our mind forces us to look for the traditional traits of a Punjabi.
When a Punjabi match is found, we both go dancing. Balle balle, te shava shava.
After a session of keen observation and research at our Feeding Trends Laboratory, we came out with a research. We have typical Punjabi traits listed here for you.
These Punjabi things are something that Punjabis with not so Punjabi traits are tired of hearing.
1 - Bhai tu Punjabi hai, tu chicken ni khata?
Why bro why? Can't a Punjabi be a vegetarian? I mean, I'm also a human. And biologically, I'm omnivorous, and not carnivorous. Why the hell on this earth should I mandatorily eat chicken then? I can eat anything I want, you get it? My stomach is my stomach, it is none of your stomach.
2 - Bhai tera favorite singer to Daler Mehndi hoga na?
‘Ha bhai Daler mehndi, yo yo Honey Singh, Babbu Maan, sab mere favorite hain. I only listen to these songs else I suffer constipation.’ yells the irritated Punjabi. I mean it's so irritating when people see Enrique Iglesias and Maroon 5 playlists on my phone they just burst out and ask don't you listen to Daler Mehndi?
3 - Bhai you are just 5’2”, are you seriously a Punjabi?
Why bro? Why on earth do i have to be 6’0” to be called a Punjabi? Are Punjabis not born just like you? Can't they pack growth hormones? Kya hum prakat hote hai? Or are we downloaded? Tell me? Research says, average Indian man height is 5’5”. So, I'm also an Indian bro. Bharat Mata ki jai!
4 - You are a Punjabi and you know Salsa! Don't you guys do that bhangra thing?
No bro! My father is a Punjabi but my mother was Spanish. So, I got salsa in my blood. I hope this explanation is very clear? And if I don’t do bhangra, will you kill me now? I have lost all rights to live because I am a Punjabi and I don’t know bhangra. Will you please hang me to death!
5 - You will eventually settle in Canada. Why do you worry about studies?
So, first of all, I am not going to Canada. The second thing is, please tell me if they feed for free in Canada? Should I become a beggar in Canada, without any degree and job? Will I get the visa if I am not educated? Please enlighten me, sir! I beg you.
6 - Bhai a Punjabi without a beard is like French fries without ketchup!
Are you serious? I mean I am a Punjabi, not a sadhu that beard is compulsory. I am already emotional because I am twenty and I still don’t have a beard. Now please don’t sprinkle salt over my burn.
7 - You are a Punjabi girl right? Your favorite color must be pink?
No! I wear every color. I wear pink as well. But, my favorite is sea green and my soul is dark black! Buzz off. How judgmental people are about the colour one chooses to wear.
8 - Punjabi Munda! Must be owning 3 - 4 Boleros Na?
Bro, I am a Punjabi, not a Jaat boy. Jaat people have 3-4 Boleros. We have tractors in our green villages and we take pride in riding them. Do you know how to drive a tractor?
9 - Seriously bhai? I mean seriously? Punjabiyan di battery toh charge rehndi hai na?
Yes, bhai. Seriously. I don’t drink or smoke. In fact, I am allergic to cigarette smoke. Believe me. If I see someone smoking I start suffocating. And liquor has advised me to stay at one arm distance. Believe me!
10 – No, no, you are not a Punjabi. Bhai, you don’t own an iPhone or a Royal Enfield.
Elder brother says I am adopted. Now you are saying I am not a Punjabi. Paaro will say I am not a human. God will say I am not a soul. Mai hoon kaun? Main kaun hoon?
And so on. And so forth. Punjabis have the highest tolerance in the world, by God. They smile while listening to all these tana-bana, learning to say sannu ki!
If we missed any Punjabi trait, do let us know in the comment section below!