British actor and comedian Stephen Fry took Twitter by storm when he shared a poster of ‘Adarsh Balak’ (‘An Ideal Boy’). He came across the poster in one of the most unexpected of places — his doctor’s office.
Decidedly odd of my doctor to hang this in his surgery. I've tried to live up to it though. Haven't managed to "Pray Almighty" or "Join NCC", otherwise I'm getting there. pic.twitter.com/Dl52jaqang— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) January 19, 2019
“Decidedly odd of my doctor to hang this in his surgery. I’ve tried to live up to it though. Haven’t managed to “Pray Almighty” or “Join NCC”, otherwise I’m getting there,” Fry wrote in his tweet.
“India Has Persuaded Stephen Fry to Bathe Daily,” Say Tweeple
Here’s how netizens reacted to Fry’s tweet.
Good news that India has persuaded Stephen Fry to bathe daily, take part in sports and brush up his teeth. https://t.co/0j2GPU93NF— Patrick French (@PatrickFrench) January 21, 2019
As long as you’re bathing in your underwear, I think you’ll be OK xx— Shaun Michael (@MRSMB64) January 20, 2019
"brush up the teeth" might be my favorite thing from today. Maybe even yesterday.— Smacky *drinks molotov cucktails* (@PackingSmacky) January 19, 2019
The last one, conducting the choir whilst practicing yoga, looks tricky.— Mick Davies #FBPE (@MrMickDavies) January 19, 2019
Desis on Twitter Brought in Their Nostalgia
Fry’s tweet managed remind some Indians of their childhood. Some even wrote that they remembered similar posters in their rooms. Obviously, they were picked by their parents.
Oh! this is so nostalgic. We were made to get entire booklets of these posters and make scrapbooks out of them as kids here in India and they ranged from The Ideal Boy/Girl to Being a Good Child to Cleaning your Neighbourhood. It's quite a meme now.— The Vallinorean (@vallinorean) January 20, 2019
Jesus Christ. I NEVER in a million years would have imagined you, Stephen, sharing an Āadarsh Bāalak chart. This is peak Indian school stationery we'd have to buy for primary school projects, etc. I'm so thrilled that your doctor would have it.???— Nicole (@nicolexavier111) January 19, 2019
I remember cousins in India having similar posters in their rooms. Selected by their parents, obviously!— (((Snigdha))) (@snigskitchen) January 20, 2019
Being ‘Adarsh’ Isn’t Easy, Say Netizens
While many pointed out what they thought was the most important requirement for being an ‘Adarsh Balak’, some were left puzzled by the chart.
Having his meals at proper time is the key.......— Sanjeev Sanyal (@sanjeevsanyal) January 21, 2019
Why would someone run the bath whilst having a shower.— Dan Youngman (@danjyoungman) January 19, 2019
If you’re out walking before brushing your teeth, I think this whole poster might be weird advice...— Lisa Bateson (@geeksrgood) January 19, 2019
The Million Dollar Question Is...
The most frequently asked question following Fry’s tweet was if his doctor was Indian.
is your doctor Indian, by any chance? This what they put up in class when I was a school and we had to buy it at stationery shops to cut out and stick in scrap books for "moral science"— Alyssa G. Lobo (@filmibaby) January 19, 2019
Your doctor must be Indian .. ?— Ankit (@confusedankit) January 20, 2019
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