My parents have been pushing the marriage thing again and to that end had been talking to a family whose son they thought might be a good match. The family was given the typical bio-data sheet with my pictures and information including our address, phone number, my background, and family history. They called today asking to come and visit on Saturday so that their son and I could meet and talk. My mom was a little taken aback at the short notice but went ahead and invited them for lunch as they live in another city and knew it would be a long drive (3 hours). Surprisingly, the mother declined saying, "Oh no, we'll eat at home and then head over after lunch." Then the mother had her daughter come on the phone to get our address. My mom got as far as the city when she hears someone in the background saying "but that's 3 hours away!" Turns out, they just assumed we were from a suburb of that city just like they are.
My mom asked, "Didn't you read the bio-data? It has our address right at the top..." (People in the past have just called without any serious interest, sometimes even without showing their son my information, and wasted her time, so she is sensitive to people being inconsiderate that way). Apparently the daughter hadn't read it at all and the parents/son read it but didn't look too closely. Cue the SS behavior - the daughter then says "Well that's just too far for us to drive. How about you drive to us instead? We are free on Saturday." Mom declined - she figured it was ok for them to invite themselves since she wanted the meeting to happen anyways, but it was a little insulting to all but say that meeting me wasn't worth it to them to have to drive, but it is fine for us to have to drive to meet them instead. Daughter then said that my mom would have to wait while they discussed whether they wanted to come and she'd call back later and let mom know if they would be coming to our house for lunch. An hour later she did, "We decided we'll drive over on Sunday at noon after all. There will be 5 of us coming." Not sure who all they are planning on bringing with them to make up 5 people, but the more the merrier right? Ok in this case not really, but kudos to my mom, she chose to find it amusing and just started planning her menu.
Sooo looking forward to this weekend
The things we do to please our parents...