No matter how advanced we think we have become… there will always be those basic curiosity questions which will never be changed for girls.
I knew some or the other point of my life I would be facing such questions but it was the Kerala where I was asked these questions for the first time.
The middle aged lady was not getting convinced of a fact that girls can passionately travel around and that too solo.
Soon I realized that it wasn’t just the lady but everyone around me is curious to know these answers.
Here it goes…
They: Okay so you are a travel blogger and with whom do you travel?
Me: (with smile) friends or sometimes alone.
They: Female friends only or male friends?
(I wonder: No one is interested in knowing my solo stories)
I laugh then! It depends on who all are interested in my friend circle.
They: So you travel in a group? (With eyes wide open) Only girls or/ and boys together.
Me: (Repeat the answer) it depends.
They: (with rolling eyes) do you have a boyfriend?
Me: No I don’t have a boyfriend.
They: are you serious (with the expression like – she is lying; she must have a boyfriend otherwise how come she is able to travel this much?)
Me: (now as I have read their mind), you got me yes, I do have a boyfriend!!
I can sense the satisfying look on their faces..
They: (with the winning look) I knew it!! So where he is now and what does he do? Travel blogger?
Me: (feeling hilarious … I wish I could tell them that even I came to know about it just a minute ago.) My story goes on with their questions … Currently he is travelling to Vietnam for some project as a travel blogger.
They: that’s so exciting … (ready to hit next question) how come you are travelling alone here then and not in Vietnam with him?
Me: thanks for reminding I have to book my ticket, I will be joining him soon.
They: (still thinking) probably of the next question to ask for verification…
Though I am not keen in making stories … sometimes these delusions break the barrier of the so called social stigma, people accept you in the social circle and as long as it opens a doorway for a conversation and great stories I think all is fair with these stories!!