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Arranged Marriage Invitations in Office Email | Indian comics about life and irritations.
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Monday, February 7th, 2011 | Filed under Comic 65 Comments

In an office somewhere…   1 New Mail!  Email body:  A wedding is a start of togetherness...  of walks in the rain, basking in the sunshine, shared meals,  and sensing the love that a marriage carries!  With God's grace, and our parent’s blessings, at last the day has come when Me & Sunil are taking a step forward to begin a wonderful life together!  'Please be there as we look into each others' eyes, hold hands and exchange vows to be there for each other. Forever'  - Sunita & Sunil     Office Coworker: Hey great news! Congratulation! You never told me you had a boyfriend...Good you’re getting married to someone you already know.    Bride: Boywhat? No, it's an arranged marriage.   Office Coworker: Wha? What about all that everlasting love crap then?   Bride: Well duh, it's a marriage invitation. What do you expect me to say?   Office Coworker: But but..then you have sent incorrect information through company email. This is against company policy! Didn't you read the 2 page footer in our email signatures? Please to correct this ASAP and send again before EOD!    Later that day…  Dear All,   You are invited to stuff yourself with free food, while I get married to the man my parents have chosen for me. He’s from our own caste and gotra, because let's be fair, who wants to be honor killed by dad over this?   In return of the free food, and the chance of getting photographed with us on the stage, please bring nice gifts. No flowers please, and if you're planning to gift a clothes iron, food mixer or bedsheets, then on the way to the venue, you can stuff them up your own ass.   Please treat this email as a personal invitation from both of us. I did not want to waste printed cards on office people. I don't really expect, or want you people to come. Goddamit, I already tolerate you assholes 5 days a week. I don't want to see your faces while I stand next to my unfamiliar husband with my face full of golden metal, trying hard to smile through the congratulatory parade of strangers....     I'm emailing this to all office people as an intimation of my marriage. So know now that I'm married and stop hitting on me, you miserable bastards. ಠ_ಠ      RSVP – Names of distant relatives who don't really mean anything but whine if you ignore them. Also that greasy uncle who used to touch me inappropriately when I was a kid.

Marriage invitation text ideas provided by @skodithala and  @mikig2.

A new comic after several months. I was extremely busy taking photos,  feeding poor children, working towards world peace and being interviewed by @gkhamba for this following podcast.

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Be sure to check his blog for other episodes of his new and upcoming podcast series. Hey, at least he didn’t start a webcomic!

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  1. 1
    Neha // February 7th, 2011 at 1:37 am

    hehe! I’ll copy that official email to send to my colleagues for when I get married :P

  2. 2
    Kim Arora // February 7th, 2011 at 1:45 am

    Hey!

    Nice touch with the Google ads on the right!

  3. 3
    Tantanoo // February 7th, 2011 at 1:57 am

    NO COMIC SANS on the wedding invite? It is fake, I tell you.
    Great podcast. “Nobody read that blog, apart from me and.. umm.. yeah, me.”

  4. 5
    Sree // February 7th, 2011 at 2:15 am

    And they’d all come to the wedding, because really, no one would have continued reading after “free food”.

    Also, welcome back!

  5. 6
    Anish // February 7th, 2011 at 2:29 am

    Haha!
    Btw, honor killings happen if you marry a person of the same gotra :)

  6. 7
    Saurabh // February 7th, 2011 at 2:34 am

    Waah waah. Der aaye durust aaye.
    this comic now puts me into uncomfortable position. Going to linger in that tiny corner of my mind when its time to send out my invitations!

  7. 8
    Sanchari // February 7th, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Kind of disappointing after the Indian Cow comic (read: This one didn’t make me laugh).

  8. 9
    Sekar // February 7th, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Awesome :) Though you mean it as a joke, I truly get pissed by invite cards that talk of eternal love and walking together holding hands when the couple hardly knows each other! And as a policy, I don’t attend arranged marriages.

  9. 10
    saadakhtar // February 7th, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Neha, Kim, Sree: Thanks :)

    Tantanoo: Obviously, the card was designed by a real designer. No Comic Sans or Papyrus, and certainly none of that “English which looks like Hindi” font shit.

    Anish: Oh shit! I messed up the honor killing criteria? So honor killings might happen on different caste, but same gotra? WTF? This doesn’t make sense. I obviously need to read up on this, lest I honor kill some relative out of ignorance :(

    Saurabh: That was the intention. Take a hint… do not send lovey dovey emails to office people.

    Sanchari: That has happened before.

    Sekar: Don’t attend? Sounds a bit harsh… I mean, why self deny all that free food?

  10. 11
    S // February 7th, 2011 at 10:42 am

    hmm. the later that day email was sent 3 days ago.

  11. 12
    Abhinav // February 7th, 2011 at 11:51 am

    HeHe. Also, these marriage cards clog up modest official mail-box size.

  12. 13
    saadakhtar // February 7th, 2011 at 11:57 am

    S: Very funny. The email was indeed sent the same day.. the screenshot was taken 3 days later.

  13. 14
    Abhishek // February 7th, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    “He’s from my own caste and gotra” must be “He’s from my own caste but different gotra”. Accidental honour killing imminent otherwise.

  14. 15
    saadakhtar // February 7th, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    NOTE: Please do not use the honor killing criteria from this comic. Before slaying your misled relatives, please consult with clan elders to ensure full moral behaviour.

  15. 16
    Abhilash // February 7th, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Also,

    Always dress appropriately and wear sunscreen.

  16. 17
    AJ // February 7th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Boy, its been a while since the last comic! A great comic for a comeback of sorts!! LOL: I received one recently, saying “I am being tied to Neha forever and request you along with your esteemed presence to bless the occasion”….

  17. 18
    varun // February 7th, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Brilliant, as always! Also, I find the “e-vites” very annoying, with the hard-copy of wedding-cards scanned in 4 parts, with the 1st part always having some mutation of Lord Ganesha. Why can’t people send a simple mailer or (if they are really crazy about their wedding) DESIGN an e-card.

    Good to see you back. :)

    - V aka @JayHind aka thedailytamasha

  18. 19
    messy // February 7th, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    what a sarcastic blow to the conventional,mediocre methods of marriage and attitude of people. its very funny. kudos to fly you fools team.

  19. 20
    sai kumar // February 7th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    and yeah u dont marry the person of the same gotra…. welcome back fly you fools…

  20. 21
    summer-diary // February 7th, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    one of my seniors wrote at the end of the wedding invitation mail- “Please let me know in case of any corrections”

  21. 22
    Shruti // February 7th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    I’m gonna save it somewhere and use it whenever I decide to get hitched.
    Just hoping that it doesn’t end up becoming a fad, lest people start throwing office equipments at you whenever they find a similar mail lying in their inboxes.
    And about the podcast- BRILLIANT! Hopefully, Khamba will soon be employed. He definitely won’t go unnoticed after this attempt. :D

  22. 23
    Somisetty // February 7th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Haha..The girl is wearing a baseball cap.. Reminds me of My chemistry who used to wear sport shoes with a sari.The e-cards do save paper and help getting the message across(just for your information, you are not invited).

  23. 24
    Somisetty // February 7th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    chemistry Teacher* lol

  24. 25
    amar // February 7th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    wow , this one was after a looong timw!!!

    awesome….

    and i too was one of the guys who asked for you on khamba’s podcast…
    haven’t listened yet,but i am sure it would be fantastic..

  25. 26
    prateek // February 8th, 2011 at 12:26 am

    The formal mail invite shows the sender as Priyanka instead of Sunita.

  26. 27
    Leo // February 8th, 2011 at 4:03 am

    At people who are pointing out the silliest of errors, I do acknowledge your superior observation and I’m waiting to read and the hound of Baskervilles. Jesus Christ! What happened to appreciating the effort put into making the massive ass comic?

  27. 28
    Sid // February 8th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Bhai maan gaye bhai…. mann gaye….:P Let me paste that letter on facebook….:D

  28. 29
    abhis // February 10th, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    lol……… 2 good n nice letter by d wy

  29. 30
    Santosh // February 11th, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    One small technical glitch. You marry someone with SAME caste and DIFFERENT gotra. I know I’ll STFU.
    But Khap Panchayats will not be too pleased over this.

  30. 31
    Dilip Muralidaran // February 14th, 2011 at 2:04 am

    Killer. I’m gonna use this template immediately. In order to do so i go now to all the 3908 Community Matrimony websites to create a profile & start wife hunting!

  31. 32
    simran // February 26th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    really nice

  32. 33
    Agyaat // March 3rd, 2011 at 8:38 am

    6 Second shaadi advertisements out of 14!! Very nice !

  33. 34
    Katherine // March 16th, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Heheheheh! What a funny invitation.. Though sounds bizarre, it reflects realistic thoughts.

  34. 36
    Amol Naik // April 1st, 2011 at 1:20 am

    its Good!!! Funny…..However don’t want to become serious discussion and comparison between different States in India, because all States,their culture,food and languages are good.

  35. 37
    AllyG // May 3rd, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Saad,

    Its been light years since your last comic.. where hv u disappeared? U hv no idea how did i pass the time at my office since ur last comic.. come on man!

    -Office parasite.

  36. 38
    priya // May 6th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    good one..have book marked this page now :) nice to see indian web comics coming out these day. another book marked is http://www.fullbc.in little geeky though

  37. 39
    Adposting // May 7th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    A kind of comic about food is it?

  38. 40
    nitin // May 9th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    This is too funny.. Been reading your comics whole day. Haven’t been here earlier. very creative stuff, couldnt stop laughing..

  39. 41
    John // May 14th, 2011 at 3:24 am

    hi this was gud..but your podcast sucks real time…just using the fuck word and thinking it as too smart or stylish…its cheap…but ur ads and all are cool

  40. 42
    free classified // May 25th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    wow!! What a funny invitation.. Though sounds bizarre, it reflects realistic .

  41. 43
    alti ramesh babu // May 27th, 2011 at 12:14 am

    when are you going to post next comic.
    @priya this http://www.fullbc.in is great had good laugh. but its not for every one..even they say
    its esoteric

  42. 44
    Alia // May 28th, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Hi!

    Im your new follower!

    I really liked your blog! Nice Posts!

    Keep up the good work!

    Do visit my blog too at http://aliascreativelife.blogspot.com/

    Alia

  43. 45
    Suraj // May 30th, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Good one. I really appritiate if I could write the same thing to my office people.

  44. 46
    ravi // July 16th, 2011 at 6:45 am

    hi ra

  45. 47
    kimi // August 1st, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Nice Sense Of humor, I liked the first one most.

  46. 48
    Hindustani // September 3rd, 2011 at 1:33 am

    Loved it. Keep doing the good work.

  47. 49
    Chockalingam Ramanathan // September 10th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    U R JUST MAKING FUN OF US HINDOOS BECUZ V R FUN LOVING PEOPLE. LIKE MAC DONALDS. EXCEPT RONALD MC DONALD TOUCHED ME ONCE. INAPPROPRIATELY. EXCEPT I WISH HE HAD. GAAAH!!

  48. 50
    Shefali D // September 20th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Funny…and true, as seen by a expectant Indian bride-to-be.

    Shefali D

  49. 51
    Shefali D // September 20th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Funny…and true, as seen by a expectant Indian bride-to-be.

  50. 52
    Punit // November 18th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    A country as diversely ridiculous as ours deserves a worthy native chronicler and you are doing a great job

  51. 53
    golden nifty // December 5th, 2011 at 9:42 am

    brilliant one!

  52. 54
    ass2poop // December 14th, 2011 at 1:24 am

    Hey Joker, are ya dead?

  53. 55
    Rom // January 26th, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Happy belated New Year.

  54. 56
    fuffan // January 28th, 2012 at 9:47 am

    where are you?? why isnt there any comics after this ????

  55. 57
    Noori Khan // February 4th, 2012 at 12:46 am

    very nice….good

  56. 58
    Kiran Chikkala // May 4th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    ha ha…very nice

  57. 60
    Siddharth // August 11th, 2012 at 12:37 am

    Saad! Where are you ?? New job? Out of country? Or…….married ?

  58. 61
    VC // August 23rd, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    @Siddharth – Dude, if Saad was married off, we would have received his “e-card”, isn’t it? ;)

  59. 62
    Graffiti On the Sun does comics and stuff as well // August 25th, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Just stumbled on this comics and wanted to say that I thought it was funny. I loved the truthful email.

    Sad that this comic hasn’t been updated for over a year.

  60. 63
    JD // November 6th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Still no update! :(

  61. 64
    Vandana // July 29th, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Same caste okay. Same gothra? 0_0
    Sunita is marrying her bro :O

  62. 65
    Akash // September 3rd, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    please share some blogging tips

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