Steps to prove that you are an irritating Indian:

1) Listen to a fellow Indian from another state you are meeting for the very first time and is practically a stranger, speaking clearly in English.

2) Bring a stupid smug smirk to your face.

3) Comment about their regional language-influenced accent by saying, “You have an ‘ascent’.”

4) When they look confused about what this ‘ascent’ they have is, explain with a smugger look, the definition of ‘accent’, thus proving that in addition to having a highly thick accent and broken grammar yourself, that the other person never thought of judging you for, you can’t even pronounce the word ‘accent’ that you are smirking about. 🤦‍♀️

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