Diwali is like Indian Christmas, kids like it because of gifts, food & holidays and so do we all over grow adult counter parts! Gifts are awesome way to share the love and especially when people put an effort to look into your likes & dislikes and then buy you a well thought of & heart felt gift (& BTW everyone likes free stuff). But in reality nobody actually does that, so we all end up getting something we always get every year and then some of us (which is mostly a majority) forward that same gift to someone on the next festival. So this gift just floats around all 365 days, pretty much like passing the parcel game & somehow it pops up at your place again & this is how I ended up writing this article! Heads up for my unhappy list of loopers! I think after reading this post many of my friends/family will stop sending me gifts or start giving me better gifts 🙂
- The Ganesha – I seriously have almost all kind of Ganeshas, the normal one, the plastic one, the silver one (which is what I should recommend to gift me again), the one in the snow ball, the one on the pencil stand (I wonder how do they come up with ideas like this?!) and the my friend Ganesha one . I seriously don’t get why people even think of giving it every year even when they know I have plenty of those, they must be like she definitely needs a my friend Ganesha to complete her collection of Ganesha statues, I’m going to gift her that (so thoughtful).
- Dry fruits – They are high in calories, expensive like anything & giving something like that just proves the point you didn’t even care to think. If I had the option of buying something worth 1000 bucks instead of box of dry fruits, I sure would have & also made sure that 1000 bucks were well spent with recall value of 100%. Just stop sending that!
- Sweets and chocolates – I don’t have a brain, lets send chocolates & sweets for Diwali! Reality check nobody eats this much sweets! It’s just new way of poisoning people with mawa & high calorie sweets, it is poisonous and not even food!
- Flowers – I do like flowers but I seriously hate when people just give that stupid 100 buck bouquet which is sold on the roadside. Those flowers are almost dead with the roadside pollution and direct sunlight, so you actually throw them away next day as they start smelling bad. Fake flowers are better option to cheap ones!
- Diyas – like seriously, I got 2 of them this year and I was like this is the dumbest gift which even I couldn’t come up with when I was making this list… I think you’ll like them & I’m like….
- Messages – cards are good no doubt, but sending listless forwards are just annoying as hell. If you don’t have time to buy me a card then please don’t send me a stupid forward message too, it just makes things worst! I am not going to read it anyway and it just eats up the space on my mobile memory.
- Nothing – And then there are people who don’t even wish you on this awesome festival! How rude like seriously they are burden to the nation. In the book of Diwali ethics they have mentioned and I quote “there are 3 laws of Diwali share 1.GIFTS, 2. (some) food and bring 3.a smile by saying happy Diwali!” Kill yourself if you bring a gift of NOTHING!