...POCKET OR IS MY BIODATA SENDING YOU INTO TRANSPORTS OF DELIGHT???
I still haven't put together that biodata the 'rents want, probably because I don't want to find a mate the same way I find a job:
1)parents of potential life partners scan resumes (w/
pics, of course!);
2)parents of potential life partner and--only in those instances when PLP is informed about what the hell parental units are up to--set up a meet and greet. I prefer calling it an interview. Sometimes the real interviews are preceded by a phone interview and, more likely than not, followed by a family blind date/ family-to-family interview (while phone interviews mostly take place when both sets of PLPs know what the hell the units are up to, this isn't always the case). Sometimes the preliminary "interview" is more covert. For example, you'll find yourself at a random wedding and your mother will casually point out a random (oh, but NOT so random, you'll later discover) guy in the corner, saying, "He's good looking, isn't he?" God forbid if you concur because a family date is sure to follow.
3)"references will be furnished upon request." Well, actually, the community of desi parental units is a tightly connected one. There are no more than three degrees of seperation between any two sets of parents. So, they'll furnish their own references, thank you very much;
4)in some of the more traditional families, PLPs aren't allowed to date until after they're engaged. Can you say probationary period?
So, for obvious reasons (see four points listed above), I haven't worked on my biodata. The indignity of it wounds me.
Part of me wants to be cheeky and hand the following to the 'rents: