1)You had a dish haircut at least once
2)You have a 10kg bag of rice in the kitchen
3)At least one of your uncles is a teacher
4)Your parents buy clothes atleast two sizes big so that they would last longer
5)You have bedshhets on your sofa
6)You ask your father a simple question and he tells you how he had to walk 10 kilometers barefoot to school
7)You have containers in your fridge with tiny portions of leftovers
8)You always take leftovers from a restaurant for your dog
9)You always read the ‘Extra’ sections of the Sunday newspaper first
10)You always compare the sound systems in the vehicles of family members or friends
11)The walls of your rooms are painted either white or cream
12)You have a drawer full of pens that don’t write
13)You always lie about the ages of your children if they have to pay higher admission fees
14)You always compare the gifts you recieved with those you handed out
15)You are obliged to buy gifts for every family member especially after your first trip abroad
16)You find unreturned library and school textbooks in the bookcase
17)Within half an hour of arriving at a strange place, the location of the shebeen or bar is established
18)A game of cricket is standard practice at all picnics
19)You are upset if the invitation reaches you through an intermediary
20)All invitations are personally delivered
21)Weddings never start at the appointed time
22)You are never punctual to any function
23)You always find boxes on top of cupboards or under beds even if there is sufficient cupboard space elsewhere in the house
24)You wash your car on a Sunday
25)You try to avoid using electric heaters in winter because of the high electricity bill
26)You have atleast ten photo albums
27)You make obscene remarks in your vernacular to those that don’t understand your language
28)You don’t buy a printer because it’s cheaper to do it at work
29)Office supplies mysteriously find there way to your home
30)You borrow luggage from family and friends when you travel
31)You have an orange sack next to your bath
32)You have a bucket and stool in your bathtub
33)You pay all your bills on the first of the month
34)You keep changing your internet service provider because the first month is free
35)You buy cars with a better resale value
36)You like getting things for free
37)The husband always walks three to four paces ahead of the wife
38)You always talk about the food at weddings
39)You never have less than twenty peple to meet you at the airport or see you off even if it is a local flight
40)You teach each other swear words in your language
41)You use chilli sauce instead of tomato sauce
42)You only make telephone calls at the cheaper rate at night
43)You know no one in your family who has studied music
44)You hide everything from your parents
45)Your mother does everything for you if you’re a male
46)Your mother has a minor disagreement with her sister and doesn’t talk to her for ten years
47)You have a Singer sewing machine at home
48)You make tea in a sauce pan
49)You stuff your pockets with serviettes, mints and toothpicks at restaurants
50)Nobody in your family informs you that they are coming over for a visit
51)The second your parents pull out of someone’s driveway, they start talking about their hosts
52)You get excited when you see a fellow indian on T.V
53)All children have annoying nicknames
54)Your parents will not accept a crop top but wearing a sari and bearing your mid-riff is acceptable
55)You use plastic to cover anything new in your house eg. remote, sofa, dried flowers etc.
56)You are the owner of the largest suitcase at the airport
57)Your cabin luggage is always overweight or too large
58)You talk for an hour at the front door when leaving someone’s house
59)You load the family car with as many people as possible
60)You get nothing if you do well at school but you get crapped on if you do badly
61)Your parents are never happy with your grades
62)The milk jug has only been used for special guests, mainly Whites
63)You have dinnerware and cutlery that have not been removed from the packaging for over ten years
64)You have never served your own family with the silver service
65)Every indian home has the cook book, “Indian delights”
66)If a store has a limit on the quantity of the product, then each member of the family will join separate queues to purchase the maximum quantity possible
67)Someone in your family always has contacts in the police department, courts, pension department, home affairs, car sales, car parts, hospitals…..
68)You’ve always sneaked in take-away meals into your hotel room
69)You have a drawer full of plastic cutlery, condiments, sauces, and serviettes from fast food outlets
70)You have a collection of miniature shampoo bottles from your stays at hotels
71)The garden will always have a few marigold plants
72)You head for the sales rack the moment you enter a store
73)You re-cycle gifts
74)You unwrap all your gifts carefully, so that you can re-use the wrapping
75)There are atleast five calenders in your home
76)You have doilies covering every concievable service in the lounge
77)You have atleast ten teachers in your family
78)You keep glossy newspaper inserts for use as shelf paper
79)Your garage is always full of stuff because you never throw anything away just incase you need it someday
80)You have a box of tissues in your car
81)You always support India and never your home country
82)You always have a bottle of ‘Vicks’ at home
83)More than 90% of the music CD’s and DVD’s in your home are illegal copies
84)You call an older person you have never met before ‘uncle’ or ‘ aunty’
85)You keep most of your money in a savings account
86)You keep used batteries
87)You don’t have genuine Tupperware, only used margarine, ice-cream and yoghurt tubs
88)All your plastic food containers are stained with food colouring
89)You have a plastic rug-runner down your hallway at home
90)You use grocery bags to hold the garbage
91)You have a plastic table cloth in the kitchen
92)You eat all your meals in the kitchen or lounge