Getting Married At 30

In response to ‘Numbers

I am writing a humorous speech for my next project at Toastmaster. The speech is about how much people are excited when you get married at the age of 30, near or above. The speech definitely considers Indian cultural as I am an Indian.

Sharing a small synopsis below! Share your thoughts on “Do you think getting married at 30 is late?”

How many of you got married at the age of 30, near 30 or above. If you get married at the age of 30 or after 30, the only person who is excited, super excited about the marriage is YOU yourself.

And if it’s a love marriage, like you are the one who selected your life partner, then definitely you are the only one who is excited about it.

Even your friends are not that interested at all; obvious reason is that even they are around 30 now.

Half of my friends are married; few are into SERIOUS family planning. Few who are yet to get married are consulting Family Gurus, Pandits to find out what is wrong with their lives.

My elder sister got married at the age of 25. That was 2010 and my parents, family members, relatives, villagers, neighbours, everyone was so excited. My parents had called up each and every relative to personally invite them. My dad spoke so proudly on phone – my dad inviting his brother-in-law, (Loud voice) hello, Yes yes Priti’s marriage has been fixed. Yes yes I found the guy. Yes yes He is an Engineer. Yes yes marriage won’t happen without you. Yes yes YOU HAVE TO COME. NO no no no nooooo marriage will not happen without you means won’t happen without you. Yes yes the moment the cards get printed we will send it you. Yes yes good night bye.

Now I am about to get married and it’s after 6 years of sister’s marriage. Even all my relatives are old now. I myself told my dad, dad call your brother-in-law.

My dad is like why, why should I call him.

Dad, it’s my wedding. Invite them.

Oh, for that! Do we need to tell them? Who will come from that far?

Dad, call him, it’s my wedding.

My dad over the call, (Low tone) “yes yes Kriti is finally getting married. Yes yes she only arranged the guy. Yes yes the guy is kind of an engineer. Yes, yes, yes, yes, whatttttt, you are suffering from Migraine, you can’t come. Yes yes no problem, even I have got only 3 days leaves. You take care of yourself. Yes yes good night bye.

Need to complete the speech ASAP!

It’s Okay to have a Mess in your Life

In response to Chaos

its-okay

I love participating in various contests at Toastmasters. One really has to put a lot of time and effort to come up with a great speech.

This mess happened to me during the club level International Speech contest in February 2015. I was struggling to write a speech for the upcoming speech contest. It was just a week left for the contest and I had around 3-4 ideas, but I was not able to complete any of them.

Then an idea popped up just 4 days before and I wrote a speech titled – It’s Okay. The message was that it’s okay to have a MESS in your life as long as you find a moment of happiness.

I converted my ongoing situation to a speech and guess what I won the third place in the contest.

Let me know your feedback for the same.

What to do when your parents argue

One should live the life following this wonderful quote – “Every time you find some humor in a difficult situation, you win.”

The best Argument is definitely between your mom and dad. Sometimes they fight for a reason and sometimes without any reasons. The dangerous situation arrives when they ask you to take their side and you are always confused whom to support.

My dad handles arguments in the best way. He just stops talking, he becomes quiet, this triggers my mom and she continues to argue.

I feel that after 5/10/20/30 years of marriage every couple becomes an arguing couple. Sometimes arguments are good for a healthy relationship but sometimes it can become very annoying, especially to the children.

So what should a child do when their parents fight? You need to be a Toastmaster to resolve the issue. Before joining Toastmaster I used get worried whenever there were arguments between my mom and dad but no more. Whenever they fight or argue with each other, I think about adding the argument to a speech for my Toastmaster projects. You need to give a lot of speeches at Toastmaster so one should not miss any opportunity.

I try to add humor to my parents’ arguments while writing a speech and it turns out that the audience enjoys these kinds of speeches. So chill out when your parents argue! Join Toastmaster 🙂