Eight Questions Never to Ask an Army Wife #AtoZChallenge

There is no escape. I mean it, when I say it. I haven’t met even one person in my life who hasn’t asked at least one among the below questions! Some are outright hilarious, while others make you ponder if this is the picture that Army Life portray among civilians.

  1. Aapka pati Army mein he kya? Phir toh daaru free mein milte honge! Ek bottle milega kya? Oh, your husband is serving in the Army? Then, you would be getting free alcohol! Would you get me one?  This is often asked by my male friends, colleagues, relatives, acquaintances and strangers. Well, well. Our homes are definitely not a pub or a bar!
  2. Aapke CSD mein sub kuch sasta he na? Laptops bhi lilte he kya? You get everything in discounted rates in CSD, right? Do you get laptops also? 
  3. Arey waah! Aapko toh free mein ration bhi milte hain! Wow! You get free ration also! 
  4. Ghar mein Fauji bhi honge madat karne ke liye! At home, you would’ve soldiers also for help!
  5. Mhow? Moing? Woh kidhar he? Abroad he kya? Mhow? Moing? Where are these places? Abroad? Guess, I know more places in our country than others!
  6. How do you do it? I could never LET my husband do that! 
  7. Has he killed anyone?nickatnite friends oh my god nick at nite janice
  8. Aajkal war toh nahin chal raha he. Woh phir kya karta hein? There is no war these days. What does he do?

There are many such questions which often haunt us wherever we go. Guess we have learnt to brush them aside. As an Armed Forces wife, do you have anything else to add here? Feel free 🙂

P.S: Excuse my broken Hindi! 😛

I am Married to the Olive Green and I’m writing about the 26 things which I get to do/experience that you as a Civilian wife do not! 

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I hope you come back again tomorrow!

Meanwhile, here is an easy Chicken recipe from my Food Blog to try out!

I’m on co-host Pam’s Unconventional Alliance Team along with Parul from Happiness and Food, Rajlakshmi from The Twinkle Eyed Traveler andDestiny’s Child and Claire from A Field Trip Life

Comments

  1. Okay I just fell off my chair .. this is hilarious .. I am sure by now you’ve started to see the humour in .. no war now a days , what does he do? LOL!!
    This was such an awesome post idea..but we want more!!

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  2. i loved the GIFS…did so much justice to those comments. You should have include some indian GIF of these aunties specially asking about ration thing 😛

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  3. aseemrastogi2 says:

    Lol! Though you have written quite a witty post with some fantastic memes ;), I can understand how irritating it must be to hear such statements / comments day in and day out and clarify. At some point in time, it must be like “Oh no! Not again.” And then you would decide just to shut up :P.

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  4. kadambari says:

    OMG!!! I have almost asked most of them. Just realized it must be so irritating for you guys.
    do visit [@thefuschialady] from sugarandspicecookies

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  5. shanayatales says:

    LOL this was fun to read, but I am sure very annoying to answer. 😛

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  6. Oh sweet lord! If it was me, all my answers would have been in the middle finger 😛

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  7. How well I can relate to this! 🙂

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  8. Am I guilty too of asking anyone of them??

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  9. It is so annoying and insensitive right?. Of everything checking for free alcohol is very cheap.Hugs Shalini:)

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  10. Gonna be one too…….Noted down the points 😉

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  11. Shilpa Garg says:

    Gosh! People can be really ridiculous and so insensitive!!

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  12. the little princess says:

    hehehe..daaru free mei milti hai!! aur ration bhi!! too good!!

    Shubhangi @ The Little Princess

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  13. This is super super hilarious 😛
    I haven’t had the opportunity of making such gaffes while talking to army-related people. No school friends also who could boast of dad-in-green. Guess I’ll have to keep these points in mind while I converse with them!

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  14. inquisitivegeet says:

    That was indeed fun to read Shalzzz.. 😛
    Sometimes it must be so annoying right?

    Cheers
    Geets

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  15. Damn funny post Shalzzz, funny people n their stoooopid queries, damn them 😉 This is making me wanto go damn damn damn….

    http://www.sunilavigauthor.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/ekalavyas-to-dronacharya-for-e-for-a-to.html

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  16. oouch. These are just awkward. I mean “has he killed anyone?” really?! Good that you’re a patient woman. 🙂

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  17. 😀 😀 So funny yet so true!! You missed my favorite, App ko daar nahin lagta? 😀

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    • Oh yeah! And you know what, Mam! The worst I have been asked is, “I’ve heard Army Men exchange their wives. Is that so?” Imagine the horror!!!!!!!!! :O

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  18. Beat About The Book says:

    Lol that last one took the cake. One of my army friends was asked by her dhobi if she could get him some booze.

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  19. WTF? They really ask if he’s killed someone? What is wrong with people? Please flip them a bird from me the next time you get asked this? Morons.

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  20. Sweety (Kokiash2015) says:

    What a fun post to read darling .Flying kisses from my side . Shalzz kar gayi chull !

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  21. Oh this is absolutely hilarious! GIFs are so amazing these days. They put in so much emotion.

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  22. Lol! Funny.

    But so true nah… People just poke their nose in others lives.

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  23. Funny Lol! 😉

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  24. LOL, really people ask you has he killed any one?
    Tina from
    The Sunny Side of Life
    Twinkling Tina Cooks

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  25. hahaaa.. Good one!

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  26. People are just rude and insensitive all over the world. I don’t know what happened to basic manners. I suppose it’s good that you can laugh about it, but I’m sure you tire of the questions. I loved the gifs, they really added to your post. I just stopped by from the challenge and I’m glad I found your blog. I will stop by again. I know it must be very difficult having a spouse who serves in the armed forces. Hugs and best wishes.

    Melissa
    http://melissasugarwrites.com

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    • Thanks very much for your kind words, Melissa. I’m glad you found my lil’ space. Yes, it gets into your nerves sometimes-the questions! But, I’ve somehow learnt to grin and bear. I didn’t know how to exactly pen down my answers against each questions. These GIFs really helped. They are nothing short of the actual scenarios! 🙂 I will drop by your space soon!

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  27. Damn True…What a Lovely post my Dear..Sharing it immediately..hands down 🙂

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  28. ROFL, now that’s some wise advise 😉

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  29. Those are some very invasive and downright rude questions! Your gifs, however, made me smile! =D See?

    Boldly Going Through the Alphabet!
    @shanjeniah
    Part-Time Minion for Holton’s Heroes
    shanjeniah’s Lovely Chaos

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  30. People can be so rude, can’t they? I’m sure you have some snappy retorts for them. 🙂

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  31. How true! I particularly loved your use of clips to illustrate your point.

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  32. Lata Sunil says:

    Hahaha.. what questions!! You can give some equally fancy answers..

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  33. Hahahaha
    Really this questions,human nature*

    Nicely written.

    @dixita011 from
    Cafenined words

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  34. Even without being in the Army or knowing anyone in the Army somehow I already knew all the questions! Amazing isnt it? Excellent clips – thanks for the read

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  35. Hahaha…very true especially the army canteen and store questions! Pretty annoying I guess.
    Cheers,
    @KalaRavi16 from
    Relax-N-Rave

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  36. And when they learn your spouse is a medic, they stop over unannounced asking things like “I think Junior has pink eye. Would you take a look and tell me if he does?”
    Sir Leprechaunrabbit
    @leprchaunrabbit
    yourrootsareshowingdearie.wordpress.com

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  37. Ha ha. Those were hilarious as you rigjtly warned.

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  38. Sometimes people just open their mouth and start talking without thinking about what they are about to say.
    Revisit the Tender Years with me during the #AtoZChallenge at Life & Faith in Caneyhead!

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  39. Rajlakshmi says:

    What irks me most when people try to take advantage of CSD canteen through us. They think it’s all free and we get to avail the best of services … But how could it be… We have a family member ready to lay his life for the country… Nothing is free!

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  40. Awesome Friends gifs 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Ros
    Fangirl Stitches
    Travel like a Geek

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  41. My son has been in the US Air Force for ten years now. I’m sure he and his wife hear many similiar comments and questions. Wonderful theme you’ve chosen!
    Good luck in the A to Z!
    Trisha Faye – http://www.writerszenblog.wordpress.com

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  42. I love your gifs. They say it all…

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  43. I have army-men in my family too and I can safely say I have heard at least 6 of the 8 questions listed here. So yeah, I am well aware of how weird they sound and how much we laugh on them being repeated by different people from time to time 😀

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  44. RamyaRao says:

    God! People here love yo know what’s going on in others lives than theirs. They like to make fun and get pure joy out of it. Heights of insensitivity!

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  45. Oh dear. People do do this, eh? :/ Sad to hear (er… read).

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  46. Wow. People can be insensitive. Hugs.

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