Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
Shweta Narayan and I had lunch together. Thank goodness…
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Shweta Narayan and I had lunch together. Thank goodness that she Has Been There with regards to having Indian parents.
My parents and even my sister make me want to make some major life decision, such as dropping out of school or moving to another state or taking a job in the fast-food service industry, just to have made a big decision without telling them about it first. They ask me for information, and then I tell them my plans, and then they foist advice upon me. And I wish it weren't considered rude to hang up on someone unilaterally. Or that I had the gumption to do so when I just can't take it anymore.