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Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Indian Bestie

Growing up, I've stumbled upon many phenomenons in my lifetime.

One is a trend I somehow manage to create in anyone who becomes close friends with me:

The Indian Bestie



Almost every time I become close friends with a girl (black, white, Mexican, etc.) and I either move away, or the friendship dissipates, that girl immediately, with no time to spare, finds another Indian girl to take my place.

This may not seem strange to some of you.

But when I was a kid, this was weird. Because, um, there weren't that many Indian people around in Midwest USA at the time.

Which meant a couple of my former friends had to actually seek out the only other Indian girl living in town and cultivate a close friendship with her in a short period of time. That's a lot of work just to find my replacement!

But the more I think about it, the more I realize I probably did these old friends of mine a favor. I've introduced them to a secret.

Indian girls make the perfect best friend.

Here is why:



Indian girls are hot. It is very important to have a best friend who is just as attractive as you, if not more so. Hot girls attract boys. Hot girls get stuff for free. Hot girls make people smile. The emphasis on the plural is very important. A hot girl by herself is just a bitch.



Indian girls are smart. Nobody wants to tell people their best friend is a 20-something-year-old Wal-Mart greeter. When you are besties with an Indian girl you can proudly inform people, "My best friend is finishing up medical school this May!" or "My best friend is a forensic anthropologist!" or "My best friend is a freelance journalist who also has a successful fashion blog!"



Indian girls are not going to sleep with your boyfriend. Most Indian girls are not interested in whoring around because they have better things to do. Plus, many of them intend to one day marry a handsome, successful Indian man, who has their parents' approval. Chances are, your boyfriend isn't that guy.



Indian girls are loyal. For the most part, Indian girls are devoted and tight-knit. They are very family-oriented and treat close friends like family. If you're one of their lucky close friends, you will be invited to a lot of Indian social functions, involving delicious homemade food, gorgeous bright-colored sarees, and my favorite part, hot Indian guys.

Now who wouldn't want an Indian best friend?! Hell, I event want an Indian best friend now!

Disclaimer: Now some of you may have objections to this list of characterizations. "But Jennifer, my ex-best friend Priya Patel is an ugly dumb ass two-timing penniless bitch who slept with my dad!" Well, kids, obviously not all Indian women have these fantastic qualities. This is just a generalization based on my own observations.

Disclaimer to the disclaimer: In the quote above, Priya Patel is a fictional character made up for the sole purpose of entertainment and educational value. Any resemblance to an actual person, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

If you want to see more of my friendly stereotyping, check out my 10,000 word post, Why Swedish Girls Make the Best Lovers.

61 comments:

MG said...

will you be my best friend? i've never had an indian bff.

Phil said...

Wow Great Pics ;)

Audrey Allure said...

Haha, I was just talking to my boyfriend the other day about how I've been hanging out with so many Indian friends - I definitely agree with those qualities!

Vix said...

Hahahahahaha! Indian girls are not only gorgeous but they are well worth befriending as their Mums are always the best cooks in the world...true. xxx

Miksu said...

Hahah, lovely post! :) You write so well, your texts are funny but there's always something important said!

xx
absofuckinglutely

Esmeralda said...

Hahahaha, I want an indian friend now!!!!
Great post ;)

pavani reddy said...

haha!!lovely post jennifer...

Gayatri said...

Well I've always had Indian bffs so I am qualified to say that you're absolutely right!!! Love this post. Just the laugh I needed this morning :)

Gayatri

Reading (and chickens) said...

Ahh, this made me laugh so much. "Indian girls are hot!" Well, I can't deny my own beauty.

Punctuation Mark said...

this is a beautiful post... i know a few and they all have been great girls!

Julie @ ROJ Running said...

For the record you're the only Indian girl I've been friends with on any level. Then again I've only ever met like 3 or 4 Indian girls anyway.

Angela of "Grahangela" said...

Gosh I love your blog. You're a great writer! And this post is so hilarious. I actually had a really good friend in grad school who was Indian and she fits every one of your characterizations. She's awesome!

~ Angela
grahamandangela.blogspot.com

Tanvi said...

I will have to agree with 100% :)

P.S. That Indian Best Friend you are looking for? Right here... :D

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Angie said...

Match.com needs to come up with a friend site where we can all get our own Indian Bestie!

Alexandria said...

Dear god you're the best. Can the same also be said for Chinese girls? Probably not. We're not as hot as Indian girls. And we have a gross obsession with white boys.

lapetiteblonde said...

nice pictures!!
kisses=)

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David L Macaulay said...

Good post J - although I feel I have been squirming without valid reason....

Silver Strands said...

hahah! Wish I had an Indian BF :)

socialitedreams said...

"But Jennifer, my ex-best friend Priya Patel is an ugly dumb ass two-timing penniless bitch who slept with my dad!"

i died laughing, writing this from the pearly beyond!

great post, now i need to go find myself an Indian bestie and shake things up. Then marry her non colorstruck brother. hopes and dreams!

Stephanie said...

You're Indian?!?! Crap. I already have an Indian friend, so I guess things are over between you and me. Seriously, what kind of Indian name is Jennifer? If you were named Anjali or Sumita, you could have saved both of us a lot of tears and heartbreak.

Shannon said...

I know three Priya Patels! Is that like Mary Smith for Indian girls?

I have a few Indian friends. They all rule.

Josie said...

Haha, Jen, this is hysterical. You're the cutest.
xo Josie
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Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Now that I think about it, I don't know any Indians in Chico. I wish there was more diversity here. At least I can have blog Indian bff's. :)
xoRobyn

Alexa said...

LOL!! Hilarious post! Just so happens that my bestie IS Indian and she did her degrees (note the multiple!) at Yale and Harvard BS!!

I think people need to take this and your other generalization posts with a grain of salt and a dash of humour... :)

Also, thanks for voting for me! Not to be a pain, but know that you can do it more than once ;)

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Meri said...

haha, though it comes from true experiences, this is a very creative post. I love it, and you made me laugh. I think your heritage would be just the smallest of reasons to want to be friends with you though dear :)

skippysays said...

LOL at this whole post! I definitely want an Indian BFF now. Although I do have a pretty great BFF as is now. I babysat for an awesome Indian family when I was younger and absolutely loved the mom and the little girl, who is now I am sure a lovely young woman
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Kavery said...

I was chuckling over most of it, so true. But -Indian besite won't sleep with your boyfriend - is that still true??

debbiecutieface said...

haha this is such a cute post.

Ashley/ MILK TEETHS said...

haha aw!! I totally agree with this! It's a stretch, but my best friend is Bangladeshi...sorta Indian right? ;-)

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons said...

I had two Indian besties in middle school =) They had my back. <3 em! and miss them so fricking much.

and beeeatch i could never leave you! I for realz had zero internet for what seemed like forever. and moved. and got hit by a hurricane. still love me?

Natural One said...

That means you were a good friend, and they're trying to fill the gap

indianmakeupways said...

hee hee awesome post. I live in india and all I have are "indian besties" , so most of em are like the ones you explained in the post, so can't really comment anything extra :)

My 2 Pesos said...

I want to marry an Indian girl. :)

TheGirlAtFirstAvenue said...

haha.. Yes we are hot and loyal and make excellent best friends! :) I agree with all the points!
Nice post!

Sherin said...

OMG, I've totally noticed this!! When a friendship of mine ends in a way, the other person always finds another South Asian friend. It is weird, lol.

Also, the fictional Priya Patel sounds hilarious!

Lola Benito said...

This post is funny because I am Argentinean and it happens the same thing to me... when I moved from New York to Paris, all my friends from New York are emailing me that they met "an Argentinean" and they have "an Argentinean" in the group... I immediately added the competition on facebook to see how serious it was...

She ended up being super nice and now we are best friends ;)

Cheers,

Lola

www.lolabenito.com

Movies on my Mind said...

Indians, here in the UK, are really focussed on family, education, prestige and community.

I will argue that, like most things here in Blighty, social-class has a lot to do with the positive attitude Indians have. They tend to be more professional and thoughtful than say the other ethnic groups from the Indian-subcontinent. But then again, middle-class Pakistanis, Bangladeshis and (especially) Sri Lankans are very much like the Indians when it comes to what they want out of life and what they expect from their children. They’re aspirational and ambitious, not to mention super tenacious.

The Woven Moments said...

Wait. You know PRIYA?

I kid, I kid.

The Blonde Duck said...

I had an Indian Bestie growing up!

Couture Carrie said...

Love this post, darling!
Your writing rocks!

xoxox,
CC

Cafe Fashionista said...

You always make me laugh, Jennifer. I seriously wish that we lived closer so that we could be BFF's and go on fabulous shopping trips! :)

Leia said...

Hahhaha! Love this post so much!

karin said...

I think girls from India are beautiful and yes they are more conservative and friendly. I also love the foof from India and the way their clothes.Great post!! www.stylepicture.blogspot.com

amy b.s. said...

you are too funny. and the photos are great.

jos xx said...

i want an indian best friend then. right now.

jos xx

Kristin said...

Thanks for my daily dose of funny! I have to say that my Indian cousins are crazy beautiful, including the boy. Ha!

StarletStarlet said...

LOL. Will you be my Indian BFF darling?

Oh to Be a Muse said...

haha, i love it. now i need an Indian best friend, but not that Priya Patel girl. she sounds like a total slut, lol.

azu said...

HAHAHAHA! You are SO funny! I had a best friend who was one of the prettiest girls I've ever met. She is a natural blonde who had a thing for ethnic girls with dark hair. Before me, she had a bff who is Indian. After me, she moved on to a stunning Samoan girl.

Indian girls are freaking beautiful. I've always thought they were the prettiest women in the world.

:)

www.ravenhaireddoll.blogspot.com

Mannequins Dream said...

HAHA! omgosh i'm Indian, even though one person thought I came from Zimbabwe?!, so i find this really amusing! :P Xx

www.mannequinsdream.blogspot.com

wardrobemag.com said...

omg this post made me laugh so much! We do make awesome best friends for all those reasons hahahaha
Obviously the UK is very multicultural so everyone probably has one here!

Bhav x

Jo said...

I got to your blog via kim's blog. I found your comment so hilarious that I just had to check out who this amazing writer is.

I had a really good laugh at this post. You know, many of the things you say are quite true of Indians living out of India. I don't mean it in an offensive way but in a matter of fact way. I do see lots of this characteristics in Indians abroad.

I'm glad I found your site. I'm gonna bookmark it now.

jhon said...

wow amazing post.. thanks for sharing!! :)
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MY OWN YELLOW CAT said...

Cool! :D

StyleIDnet said...

Beautiful with no doubt and girls with great values ..... I want another Indian BFF. I remember one of my Best friends in School was Nadia, her father was a diplomat in my country and I cried all my tears when she moved back. Still wish for a friend like her.

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Ocean Dreams said...

I had an Indian friend in HS and she was so sweet, except her dad kept on bullying her to do math and all she wanted to do was draw and she was so talented! I always wonder what came of that. I think I need a new Indian friend now. Wait - I already have YOU! xo!

Varun Tiwari said...
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Varun Tiwari said...

Good one. Being an Indian I agree on the mentioned points

Anonymous said...

LOL this post's a joke right? XD

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