Brown parents have a habit of comparing their children to other relatives/friends/neighbors/colleagues offspring.
Typical conversations in our family.
Mom: You know my friend at work. Her daughter is 12 but cooks all the food at home. Look at you, you are so old but lazy.
Me: Mom, I am busy with school.
Mom: Busy? You just laze around. Go learn to cook some dal.
Dad: You know our neighbor I was talking to him and he has a daughter around your age. She is a pharmacist. You know she has a good job and makes lots of money.
Me: But, I love History and Political Science.
Dad: What will you do with a B.A? At least go to Teacher’s college?
Both Parents (when they vacationed in India): We saw some of your childhood friends from India. They are so smart, mature and pretty. Look at you? Who will marry you?
Me: Who wants to get married? Not me. Nope.
Mom (Horrified): Don’t say that! You will get married. Not now but eventually. If you follow my advice, you will be healthy and pretty.