PDA…heard a lot of this abbreviation and must have had all set of arguments and debates around it. But even today I still stand against this. Not that I don’t love hubby. Not that I don’t like holding his hand in public. I certainly like that and do all of it but that’s that. There is a thin line as to what you want to display and what you want to hide from the free audience that is available and is eager to stare at you, any time anywhere for such ‘shows’.
After all there is a reason why these things are called ‘private moments’. I know that every sane and insane person knows about holding hands, smooching and kissing and loving and every damn thing-but does that mean we do it openly anywhere and everywhere? I think that’s a major thing that separates us from the animal species, right? It’s like everyone knows the anatomy of human body so why wear clothes? Why hide what you’ve?
What made me
write whine about this today? Well, we were at CCD today evening and what do we see there? A teenage couple enters, chooses a table right in the middle of the space and start smooching and touching and kissing on the cheeks and whispering in the ears….it almost seemed like foreplay, I swear! And as if they didn’t have enough of the show going on, they pay the bill and go straight to the ‘Dominos’ outlet which is exactly in front of this CCD [both outlets have glass doors] and grab a table in the corner there [how does it matter when all 3 walls are glass doors!] and start the same business there. By the face of it they seemed well educated, rich and sensible-but alas their deeds said it all-they just looked sensible and sane by the face of it, hah!
I know ‘to each his own’ and all that stuff. I’ve no right to talk about others or judge them by what they’re doing, especially when I don’t know them at all but that’s precisely why I didn’t go to them and told them to stop the nonsense, right ?
Go ahead and call me an orthodox, 1950s generation or a spoil sport or whatsoever you wish to but this is what I think. I don’t think just because me and my husband or couples like us don’t kiss and smooch in public we are not romantic or don’t love each other.
And this is not that the first time I’ve seen this drama going around. Talk about movie theatres and specially the movies which have only 10-15 audience. These movies are the favourites of these kinds of couples. With space and time they get darkness too in the same amount-how intelligent is that!
But all of it I’ve witnessed in Mumbai till today. Indore is still considered to be a small city as compared to the biggies on the map of India despite of having all the glitter from the metros. But this was one thing which hadn’t touched Indore-or at least I thought so. Like, you still have heads moving in the direction of a low waist jeans or pair of eyes rolling when a hep dressed girl walks into the mall or a theatre or people still go ‘haw’ to see someone in swanky clothes and accessories or the time is yet to change to the ‘grocery-at-your-door-steps’. You get the drift, right?
But when today I saw PDA happening here as well I was shocked and disappointed and now I think I need to brace myself up to see more such scenes emerging right out of some M&B or a Harold Robbins novel. Sigh!
By the way there are few questions popping up in my mind to the people who belong to the ‘I-believe-in-PDA’ category:
>What do you achieve out of it?
>How does it feel to know that your actions are being noticed and stared at?
>If you’re okay to display ‘it’ in the public do you do that at your home too in front of your kids/parents/relatives/servants et al?
>What’s the purpose of PDA?
>Does it give you the satisfaction of carrying I-don’t-care attitude and we-live-in-democratic-country feeling?
Interestingly, if you belong to the ‘OMG-what-the-hell-is-going-on’ category and don’t know how to react to this situation here is a suggestive tutorial for you.
And those who want to know what’s good, bad and ugly about PDA please read this.
Finally I just want to say one thing that I’m not against the people who do it. I’m against their actions. It’s okay to disagree right? So there! And since this is my blog and a space where I can express my views about whatever I feel like-I’ve done exactly that-pressed what I think about PDA. Anyone who thinks it’s okay for a couple to exercise PDA-don’t take me wrong-you’re right at your place and me at mine,ya?