This matrimonial ad asking software engineers to not call is breaking the internet
These days, a lot of matrimonial ads end up being a topic of discussion on social media, often because of the seekers’ absurd or ridiculous expectations and demands.
From misogynistic descriptions to conditions that almost feel like a prank, matrimonial ads also offer a unique insight into the arranged marriage system of India.
Recently, a matrimonial ad has gone viral on Twitter because towards the end, it has a rather unique disclaimer. “Software engineers kindly do not call,” reads the last line of the ad.
The woman, whose family has put out the ad is seeking somebody from an IAS/IPS, business, industrial, or doctor background. Basically, anyone but a software engineer.
A “fair MBA beautiful girl from Rich Family Business Background” is looking for a groom. Just like every other matrimonial ad, this one also comes with a set of requirements. The groom should either be an “IAS/IPS, a working doctor, or an industrialist, from the same caste”, of course.
But here comes the funniest rider, the ad states “Software engineers kindly do not call”.
Unlike other ads, this one doesn’t mention the height or complexion the groom should have. Matrimonial ads are notorious for listing down requirements which honestly do not matter in the long run.
But, Twitter didn’t know what to make of this unique type of discrimination, and instead used this as an opportunity to make fun of engineers in general. Here is what netizens had to say about this ad.