Public displays of affection (PDA or PDOA) are acts of physical intimacy in the view of others. via Wikipedia :D But we, in general, call a lot more things as "PDA".
Of late, my facebook page is crowded with such PDA. What do you call "Babbbby I love you :* :*" ??? Isn't that virtual kissing on social networking?? So I can safely call that PDA right?
I m no one to condemn PDA. Heck I even find some of it cute. Provided it is genuine affection. "Genuine" being the keyword.
Now we have quite evolved from the times when couple holding hands or kissing was gawked at. Agreed there is serious dearth of privacy. But that does not mean that you force me to see how deep your love is !
I know of this couple who take along their friends on most outings ( serious exhibition disorder) and for those who don't go with them- they put on ample pictures on fb. The moment you like or comment on any of those pics you are flooded with notifications which have nothing to do with what you wrote. They start their mutual admiration there and you get bugged with those red notifications which only include "Awwww" ":* :*" "<3 <3 <3" Real case!
Then there is the kind of PDA which you are compelled to witness because there is no choice! Like you are scribbling your notes from the reference book in the library and there is this couple leaning on each other (well almost) and smiling at each other while the librarian is engrossed in his newspaper.
There are so many friends of mine on facebook who go into this "I-m-so-madly-in-love-and-I-will-let-the-whole-world-know" mode too seriously. Then there are photo updates clicked by their beloved every hour, followed by commenting and liking each other's comment. They will come online as "invisible" and manage to make themselves visible to everyone with their updates!
They will write on each other's walls things that could be better said by texting or that inbox thing on facebook. All this while if you are the fool who commented on anything, then your harassment will not be considered.
I have this classmate of mine who is in a relationship with our senior. While she is outgoing and wears her relationship on her sleeve, he is a bit of an introvert. Her gmail status gives the update of her relationship as "17 months" right now :D Seriously?? What record are we creating by the way? If you have seen her only once, then too you will be given an eyeful of her status. Eyeful because she makes sure everybody sees who she is dating. The funny deal about this is that I have seen her behave with her armcandy when no one's watching. Not so pleasing to watch a girl clicking her fingers and asking him to "watch my bags" :P
The biggest PDA which I have to bear is while travelling in train! Believe it or not, just while you will get a comfortable seat to rest your behind and would be on the verge of taking that nap, you will get that girl who will chuckle and giggle and talk loud enough to know how rocking her romantic life is!
On my way to college I manage to get a window seat. Still 25 minutes to be spent in train and I close my eyes.
"Nahi shona tum apna jacket yehi bhool gaye"
I open my eyes in amazement of the pitch in which this was said. The aunties gossiping about their mom-in-laws are not listening in rapt attention to this.
"Jacket bhi chhod gaye aur mujhe bhi yahi chhod gaye."
I almost laughed at the way she was baby talking. I bent a little to see who this was and surprise surprise. It was not a teenaged lovestruck girl. It was a women well into her late 20s atleast. Typical office going class. Now this was what the aunties were so amused and didn't give that "kids these days" kind of expression :D :D
I gathered that her guy was out of town and probably out to book his tickets back home. This lady here decided to act even more childish.
"Tum mera phone cut kiye bina hi ticket book karo."
The poor fellow, I think, was convincing her to keep the phone so that he could talk to someone at the counter. :P
"Mujhe nahi pata, mera phone kaate bina karo jo karna hai "
this sounded almost like, "mujhe nahi pata, mela phone kaate bina kalo jo kalna hai" :D :D Baby talk you see :D
Andd the latest addition to this list is a female from my yoga class. While we exert and pant to get it right, this female checks her phone! And anytime in that one hour, she will get a call from her other half. If she is energetic enough to walk out and talk then bless us, but if she is too lazy she will sit back and chat while we do the breathing exercises ! And then we know her boyfriend is very tired after work, what he is going to eat, when he is going to sleep etc etc.
REcently someone told me, "You know your blog is comparatively lot less mushy than what other love blogs are" :P
To which I said, "I write less mush coz there's not much mush in my life, courtesy the virgo other half" :P
I accept that blog too is a PDA but unlike these real life situations, you atleast have a choice :P
P.S : Sorry people I have been very bad and not commented back on any of your comments. I will reply back hence forth pakka promise :D
P.P.S: Thank you Alcina for your mail and asking me to come back :D