The first time someone asked me about my weekend plans I went blank then blinked for a while and said “mmmm…nothing as such! Just watch TV, books, spend time with family that’s all.” The person who had asked me said good. So the next time when I met someone I asked So what’s up? What are the plans for your weekend? Then they say the same thing I said the other person in a different order. Many a times I have thought this question is totally meaningless. Why do you need a plan for the weekend? To most of us it is a time for leisure I have spent my weekends doing absolutely nothing but plant myself infront of the TV watching nothing but surfing all the channels hoping I might get to watch something I like! I think at least few of us do it almost all the weekends.
Today I had training on US culture and that’s where I found that the people in US actually plan their weekends well in advance! So when someone asks them, “Hey! What’s the plan for your weekend?” they would happily line up a number of items. But to us we don’t have a plan we never plan things in advance well OK atleast I don’t until it is a long distance travel or booking a movie ticket. I spend most of my time at home or I just plan something for the moment call a friend and we just go!
So next time when you ask someone from country about their weekend plans get ready to hear the mundane reply because we don’t really have a plan! J