Bachelor: ”Sir! I am fine with whatever rent you quote for your house. I am tired of House hunting and am dying to stay under a roof although yours is a leaked one.”
Landlord:”Very well then. When will you shift in with your wife?”
Bachelor: “Wife uh? Sir! you got me wrong. What I meant by “my partner” is actually a guy who works in the same company.”
Next: The most probable answer that you can hear from the Landlord is,
1st Answer: “Bachelor huh? Too bad I cannot allow you to spoil the environment around. You people do not have any upbringing. Late night parties, girls…..
2nd Answer: “No way! I cannot allow another bachelor to spoil my house. I had to face so many problems from the society and the neighbors.This new generation people are totally worthless.
3rd Answer: “Oh! I am totally sorry. I don’t mind renting my flat to a bachelor but the society has a problem with bachelor staying in this building. you know there are college girls and women folk around. If you are planning to marry soon then I can convince them to allow you to stay.”
Recently I had to shift to a new house in a different sector. Trust me! House hunting is a serious pain. Everyone of us dream of having a wonderful flat and have those lovely house parties at home that they show in the movies. As I was shifting my stuff into my new flat, I was approached by the neighbour Aunties. They asked if I am a a bachelor with a look of disgrace. After a bit of explanation that me and my roommate are busy preparing for further education and that we do not have that much time at our disposal, they calmed down a bit but not without the remark “Do not bring girls”. It was offensive but funny at the same time. Anyway we are all cool at present as both me and my roommate turned out to be “Always Out Neighbours”
This is the most common problem that most of the young working bachelors face. Young ambitious India has a desire and aspiration to make it big in his field. With the mushrooming of various technical colleges around the country, the turbulent Indian economy is unable to fill the void to employ the fresh talents. Young and ambitious that he is, clueless about the big city, after the hunt for a Job ends,the next Herculean task that he faces is “House Hunting” however daunting the task ahead is.
It is believed that a guy is more likely to get a girlfriend in Mumbai than a roof to live under. At the present rate, the way things are going, where you require certified documents to prove your qualification even to become a security guard of a company and a character certificate to prove your character,It wont be much long when house owners would ask your Qualification apt for getting a flat for rent. Qualification: Marriage and Certified Document: Marriage certificate. A+ if married with kids, B- is engaged and F if you are bachelor.As far as I know I don’t think our female colleagues have to face such turmoils. Indian society and their cliches! It is such a biased thought that girls are genteel and all the ruckus in the society is carried out by the male uncivilized activities. In a world where every women demands equality in every aspect of life be it late night partying, politics, why are we boys facing this imbecile social stigma.
Just because some neighbours had a bad history with some weird reckless ‘party hard’ bachelors in their respective societies doesn’t imply that every walking, talking working bachelor is the same. Gossiping and assumption is such a lethal combination. The most dangerous people in a society are the “Aunties”. The Kitty party going Aunties have nothing better to do but gossip about their neighbours and how it is unsafe for their daughters to roam around in the colony now that we bachelors have encroached their land. As if we have nothing better to do in our life but just stalk their daughters. And what about them aunties and uncles? Haven’t they gone through the same “youth” phase of life? Then why this hypocrisy? You would have a comeback with “your late night parties do not let us sleep!”. Let us point out the fact that “Those late night parties” come once in a blue moon. I am sure you can handle it once in a while as we are dealing with your frequent family get-togethers, wife’s/children’s loud TV/Stereos/loud ‘conversations’. almost everyday and we never complained.
All I am saying that it is totally safe to rent out houses to young bachelors like me. You are completely safe.Your property is safe, your college going daughter is safe. You are over-estimating us with our partying skills. We do not have that much money nor do we have the energy to throw parties everyday. Just relax and let us live if you do not want poor guys like us taking shelter in your neighbourhood in tents and huts like gypsies.