This is it. I’ve confirmed it a million times now. One of the most annoying things in day to day life is, when you are with two other persons and they keep talking in a language common only to them, while you are standing right there wondering if you are wearing an invisibility cloak of some sort.
This is a common faux-pas (I consider it so) that many people commit, despite being well educated, widely read or whatever strata of society they come from. I am not sure if they are oblivious to the whole issue or they simply don’t care. People close to me ( friends, roommates) don’t do it as far as I’ve noticed. And if a person who am comfortable with does it, I make it a point to make it clear to them. I reply in Hindi or English if someone comes and talks to me in Tamil when I am with a different group.
People, it is very very annoying, I say.