Did you wake up one morning and tell yourself that you feel like doing something toofaani? Well, I did. I decided to do the 'toofaniest' of them all things - attempt to give the UPSC exam. Yes, the third toughest exam in India. But honestly, that was never the problem. I did it because I wanted to. What I didn't sign up for was the constant badgering from everyone who knew I was doing this.
Abby, from our first ever web series Unmarried, is also prepping up for this battle and like me, he’s also getting a lot of unsolicited advice and sympathy from people around him. You too? Well, let’s compare notes. I have made a list of typical things that I heard when I was giving the exam. I’m sure you’ll relate to if you’re an aspirant as well.
I knew this when I signed up for it. Really!
16 hours a day minimum? Okay!
So much confidence in me, I’m flattered.
Umm… No, thanks!
Because you know I can’t do this?
Aapko dekh ke laga nahi aap future predict karte hain!
You really think I don’t have a plan?
Do you have elementary level basic knowledge?
And after that?
And no matter what subject you take - 'Ye bhi scoring nahi hai.'
To you, too?
Okay. Okay. OKAY!
Yeah, where I might meet nicer people.
Thanks a lot for letting me know!
Cut to the one and only and most important warning in the world.
POPxo's first web series 'Unmarried' in association with associate partner Lifestyle, fashion partner Numero Uno, dating app partner Woo and salon partner Neu Salon is coming soon.