Published: Updated at – 2:18 p.m., Wednesday – September 21 22
Hyderabad: Old-school courtships sometimes come across as amusing and bizarre for their odd tastes. One such odd courtship seeking a groom who isn’t a “software engineer” is making rounds on social media.
The post, shared on Twitter, featured a newspaper wedding advert looking for a groom for a 24-year-old. According to the advertisement, the groom should be an IAS/IPS, a Working Doctor (PG) or an industrialist/merchant of the same caste. What the internet has noticed, however, is a special instruction at the end that reads, “Software Engineers kindly call.”
The now-viral post was shared on Twitter by businessman Samir Arora. Arora shared the post on Twitter with the caption: “The future of IT doesn’t look so solid.”
The future of IT doesn’t look so healthy. pic.twitter.com/YwCsiMbGq2
— Samir Arora (@Iamsamirarora) 09/16/2022
The post drew a lot of attention on social media, with netizens’ opinions divided. “If you look at the ad, the future of the whole country doesn’t look so healthy,” commented one user.
Judging by the ad, the future of the whole country doesn’t look so healthy.
– Ashutosh Vishwakarma (@aashutoshaawara) 09/16/2022
While the other said, “Don’t worry. Engineers don’t rely on a newspaper ad. You find everything yourself.”
Do not worry. Engineers don’t rely on a newspaper ad. You find everything yourself.
— Ajay Sharma (@Ajaysha17977479) 09/16/2022
“This may be news to you if you see it in a newspaper clipping, but this type of behavior and advertising is rampant on marriage apps. Especially doctors and business families look down on software engineers for some reason (sic),” commented another.
This may be news to you if you see it in a newspaper clipping, but this type of behavior and advertising is rampant in marriage apps. Physicians and entrepreneurial families in particular look down on software engineers for some reason.
— Selfie (@SelfieReliant) 09/16/2022
Check out some other reactions here:
Kya Mechanical Wale Call Kar Sake Hai?
— dr_vee (@dr_veeprakash) 09/16/2022
— JD Singh (@jaideepsethiya) 09/16/2022