If you are someone from India and want to impress someone from the northeast or you are already dating someone from the northeast, I am going to tell you somethings that are annoying and would probably get you blocked so please educate yourself.
First of all, it’d be nice if you knew about the country’s geography because as a kid from where i come from, the states and the union territories were shoved down our throats so i am guessing its the same for you guys who studied in the capital or anywhere else in India. I’ve come across a lot of men who say they’ve studied in the best schools/colleges but when i do ask them if they know about the northeast, they tend to name out states like Bihar,J&K,Chhattisgarh etc and when i point out that they are wrong, they brush it off by saying “chhod do, mera geography test leh rahey ho kya?”. I’d at least like you to be well informed about the country and not try to brush me off when i am trying to correct or educate you because it’d be embarrassing to date a boy who wears his Rolex and talks about how his school was the best yet his knowledge of the states in the country is ZERO. Its honestly a turn off for most of us.
Secondly, please move on from your crusty old racist and ignorant jokes. It’s not impressive and it’s not funny. IT’S NOT FUNNY. There, wrote it in capital letters so that you’d understand better. I am tired of people asking me if i see things in its normal size because of my eyes as it’s smaller than the average “socially acceptable” eye size in India and not to forget the “I don’t want you to meet my dog because its unsafe” or the “The street dogs in Delhi are disappearing on your arrival” jokes, the only thing that will come your way after you say that would be a chappal or better yet, a spear. Honestly, Even if i don’t eat dog meat, I think y’all should stop shaming a community for its food habits when you eat butter chicken in every meal. LETS GET OFF THE HIGH HORSE NEHA/RAHUL/SAHIL/PRIYA ETC ETC. And can you stop asking me if it’s okay for you to call me/us “Chinky” if we are friends or we are seeing each other? the answer is NO, i will not allow you to call me that, I don’t care how you mean it and I don’t care if its coming from a good place. Don’t Do It. Also, we as people from the northeast sometimes forget to call out our brown friends just because they are our friends and we feel like they don’t mean any harm but we need to stop and call them out when necessary, just because they are our friends does not mean calling us names used as racial slurs against us in the streets are okay. CAN WE STOP NORMALIZING IT.
Thirdly, Don’t give me/us pet names just because you think our names are weird or because you can’t seem to pronounce or even try to pronounce it. If you can pronounce all the foreign designer names and also practice the designer names at home in your room so that you don’t sound like a fool in public then you can surely learn and call me what my parents named me.
Fourthly, STOP WITH THE STUPID QUESTIONS. “Do you guys have cars back home?” , “Do you guys still head hunt back home?”(Honestly, y’all asking such ignorant questions make us contemplate on starting the whole tradition),”Is northeast in India?”, “Do you guys still live in huts and thatch houses?”, “How much for a night” , ” Is your dad a chowkidar/Driver?”, “Do you guys have schools back home?” . These are some examples of questions that will probably get you blocked or kicked in the balls because we have had enough and this is 2017 so please do your research and use google not only to search up midget porn but also about the other side of your country, okay? okay.
And lastly, Stop saying things like “OMG, I HAVE NEVER HOOKED UP WITH AN ASIAN GIRL/BOY”when y’all see us . Last time i checked y’all wrecked havoc when The chainsmokers mentioned “Asia and India” in their tweet so how are y’all making the same mistake? India is in Asia too and I am an Indian. But i am guessing you are talking about East Asian girls and I’d have to ask you to step back and stop fetishising east Asian girls. I am not your Ling-Ling okay? i am not Chinese and also you should stop calling all oriental looking women ling-lings.
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