Machan in our language (M1) merely means someone who is close to us, friends or ‘kaigels‘ we would say. Those were the days when machans only applies to boys but nowadays, even girls are using the term ‘machan’ to refer to their girl friend. A machan (assuming that I am referring to a ‘male’ machan) can be annoying (those pariah machans), can be fun and cool (those friends of yours who would stick with you 24/7) and can also be mysterious at times (refer HERE).
But, I would never deny the fact that all these machans are capable of having their own girlfriend. No matter how terrible he is, how uncivilized he is or how pariah he is, the moment they are with their girlfriend or at least having a conversation with them, these machans can act greater than Kamal Hassan himself. I’m not going to talk on how well they are acting but I’m going to touch a little bit on the opposite side, which is on how their girlfriend react to these machans.
You see, having a girlfriend is akin to struggling yourself working with Windows XP. You just won’t know when you will get a blue screen error, when you will get a runtime error and when your computer will fail to boot. In short, you won’t see it coming. For some, having a girlfriend is like a living heaven, which I won’t deny either. Girls have the magical capability of changing their mood every now and then and some of the girlfriends expect their boyfriends to automatically acknowledge, understand as well as behave in accordance to their mood at that particular time. Honestly, this would be one of the BIGGEST task for the boyfriends in their life. For instance, the following rage comic explains a situation when the boyfriend messages his girlfriend at the wrong time (inspired by 9gag – M1 version):