Pierre: So, my dad sends a WTF email this morning.
Subject: if you would like to look for marriage proposal
If you want can you check ——- —— from California. Her photos are on facebook. She did MS in Computer Engineering.
me: Where did he find her?
P: No idea.
me: Can you please ask?
P: Heck no! My response was: I really, really hope this a a great April Fools joke.
me: What if he Facebook messaged her?
P: I doubt it. How would that convo go? Hey, I have a son who is about your age. You should marry him. Kthxbye.
me: Have you looked at her yet? Do you like her? Are you interested in proposing?
P: Ha ha ha. Look at Sloane, making jokes, trying to be funny. /sarcasm.
P: I haven’t seen her or met her or anything, but still no.
me: You didn’t stalk her yet? Allow me.
P: Oh god… actually, this is good. Let’s see how hilariously off base my dad’s standards are.
me: She looks Indian like from India Indian, but shes cute. Your dad did ok.
P: Haha “from India Indian.”
me: Can’t you just look at one picture?
P: Ok, hold on. She looks ok.
me: What would you say? If you did message her? Something like: Hi, I am smart Indian boy with nice job with U.S. government.
P: Yeah, if I was named Sukhwinder and immigrated two weeks ago, that’s probably exactly what I would say. I think that’s the image my parents have in terms of my dating skills. Hopefully, I’m a bit smoother than that.
me: No comment.
me: If I actually did, you’d be so sad.
P: So sad, indeed.
me: Did your dad ever respond?
P: Yeah. He said: OK, will not bother you for some time and smiley face.
P: But, it’s actually kind of maddening. I mean I’m slightly amused, but also kinda angry.
me: I think that’s the only appropriate reaction to all parents.