Stereotypes galore!!

23 May

Hello folks,

We reached Sydney safely and slowly settling down, one step at a time. I will come up with a detailed account on that. But before that, I wanted to note down reactions of people who learnt about our move here while in India.

As soon as I would say that we are moving to Australia, the first question I would be asked is “Oh, so your husband got a job there?” I mean why on earth don’t they ask if both of us or which one of us got a job when they clearly know that both of us work. When I say that my husband hasn’t got a job in Australia, they would say “Oh, then his employer must be sending him for onsite assignment eh?” What the hell? I too have an employer who could have sent me on an onsite assignment. Why is it taken for granted that the wife follows the husband in his career moves? There were a few who even dived into conclusion about our circumstances and asked “So, when are you joining him with the kids?” Grrrr

I was shell shocked when some of the people who fell in this category were also working women! Sigh 😦


Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Uncategorized


18 responses to “Stereotypes galore!!

  1. R's Mom

    May 23, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Gah! ignore ignore ignore!!! hope things are fine and you guys are kind of settling in πŸ™‚


    • Seema

      October 17, 2014 at 8:56 am

      Yes, thanks for constantly staying in touch and following up.


  2. Bikramjit

    May 23, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Great to hear you are in Australia now.. How are the little ones settling in..
    Sydney well if you need any help or just get to know the place then let me know.. my sister is settled in Sydney. .

    And don’t let these people bother you..They are just jealous that’s all.. now you are in a new place make new friends and meet ne w people .. why worry about those who make you angry..

    All the best and take care..


    • Seema

      October 17, 2014 at 8:57 am

      So thoughtful of you Bikram. Do let me know if you come to visit her πŸ™‚ We’ll meet


  3. ashreyamom

    May 23, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    wow.. congrats on ur move.. our ppl wont change.. hope kids do settle down with ease in new country..


    • Seema

      October 17, 2014 at 8:58 am

      Thanks Ashreyamom. Yes, they don’t change 😦


  4. Little Fingers

    May 23, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Good to hear from you Seema. How are ManTam doing ? Yes do write when you get time. Eager to read abt them.

    On the stereotype well India is still far behind, this mentality will not change so easily. I do t know if India can accept the stay at home dad concept like in here.


    • Seema

      October 17, 2014 at 9:00 am

      Mantam are doing fine Lifi.

      Yes, we Indians have a long way to go 😦


  5. tandooripanipurilife

    May 26, 2014 at 10:22 am

    OMG!! You moved to Australia??? To Sydney?? How come I dont know & how come I un-followed you ?? I hope you have not forgotten me 😦
    Can’t wait to read more.. so my fellow sydney-sider, please let me know if you need any help here or anything I can do for you πŸ™‚ happy to help πŸ™‚


    • Seema

      October 17, 2014 at 9:01 am

      Hehe, good to have gotten in touch with you. We’ll have to plan and meet soon πŸ™‚


  6. kaj

    May 29, 2014 at 5:09 am

    Don’t feel disheartened. They were probably thinking along the lines of what happens in most cases when families settle abroad.


    • Seema

      October 17, 2014 at 9:02 am

      Thanks Kaj! Perhaps, you are right but I don’t understand why they simply don’t ask straight forward?


  7. lifewithasparklingsoul

    May 29, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Very glad to know that you all reached safely and settling down!!

    Am sure you guys will make it in Sydney a good job and a happy living!!.. Forget about all those negative reactions of others..those who are near and close to you will always bless you in all your decisions and that is what which is important..take care Seema and wishing you all the best for your future..:)


    • Seema

      October 17, 2014 at 9:05 am

      Thank you so much LWSS. That’s so very sweet!


  8. Deepthi

    June 30, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Nice to read ur blogs… Heart touching.. May all ur wishes come true… Good luck.. With loads of love..: *


    • Seema

      October 17, 2014 at 9:14 am

      Thanks Deepthi. It’s a big achievement for my blog today that you came over, read and left comment. πŸ˜›


  9. manasaprasad

    October 14, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Seriously! We will never get over those stereotypes seema!
    By the way I like to know more about your new life….. πŸ™‚


    • Seema

      October 17, 2014 at 9:22 am

      Yes Manasa, Lots to write! Will do so soon πŸ™‚



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