Going through matrimonial ads, contacting them and arranging for a meeting had become a daily routine for Ramesh’s parents. His friends too keep hunting every street of the city looking for the perfect match. Whenever a family get together happens, Ramesh’s marriage would find a place in the agenda of discussion. He is in his 30’s and is yet to get married. Ramesh’s parents, friends and relatives are always seen searching for a bride but they never found one.Ramesh likes almost every other prospective bride but the rejection comes from the other side. He has a good job, a handsome salary and is handsome but still is unmarried. And none knows the reason behind it. He had consulted everyone from a baba to an astrologer. He has hundreds of sacred threads tied on his wrist. He had changed his name innumerable times as per the suggestions of the astrologer but his marital status remained the same since ages. He is eagerly waiting for the day when he would be tying the nuptial knot.
As usual, a meeting was arranged with a prospective bride. The two had talked over the phone before the meeting and based on the talks, Ramesh though that the marriage would be confirmed for sure. He thought that there was no reason for the girl to reject him. But as usual, things didn’t go as per his expectations. The moment the girl, Priya, say Ramesh, she let out a loud shriek. Ramesh jumped in his seat on hearing the shriek. Things became normal after a few seconds. Ramesh was determined to find out why girls keep rejecting him all the time. He gathered courage and asked her the reason. A silence of five minutes followed. Those five minutes appeared like a year or two to Ramesh. Finally, breaking the silence, Priya said, ‘Did you ever look at your stubble?’