I just came back home from shopping with my mom..!! We had gone out to buy sarees for my grandmas and for my colleague back in hyd who wanted to gift them to his wife and mom..!! He had wanted typical Kerala Kasavu saree and so that was not too much of a trouble..!! That done.. We started looking at different types to choose for my grandmas .. Hmm… I am not too much of a saree enthusiast … I mean I like to look at it, I like to wear it and look all feminine and demure (the latter which I am not)… but shopping for it… I loathe that.. I just can’t get over the fact of why people take such a long time to choose between the various types… I mean they go to the shop knowing what they want and finally they end up buying something totally contrary to what they were supposed to buy… Phew!! And the types that are available… God save those who have no clue about them … read me!!! :P
You get all varieties like cotton, silk, silk cotton, polycot, chiffon, georgette and a whole lot of others which I don’t even know and don’t care about… hang on! These are just the top level… it still goes into a lot more branches like for eg: cotton – Bengal cotton, Dharwar Cotton, kancheepuram cotton, Pochampally cotton, and god knows many more…
This is like the biggest punishment that you can ever give someone who is barely interested in knowing what mix the saree you are holding in your hand is..!!
I pity all those men who have to accompany their wives on shopping..!! I am telling ya!! It’s better to leave these people alone… they can have a lot more fun choosing between the various types and kinds and looks and feel without “spoilsports” like us..!!! (According to my mom!!)
And after that 2.5 hrs that we spent at Kalyan Silks… my purse was lower by arnd 5k and she did not let me buy the saree that I wanted… I mean!! How neat is that!!
I can’t believe I actually fell for that!! :$
he ! he ! he ! :-)ReplyDelete
Buyin a sari is no big deal. Bin and I got 6 sari's in 5 mins. Its as simple as that.ReplyDelete
@ Rat --> I can imagine..!! :P i mean how u chose the sarees.. :D.. LOL.... Hehehehe!!!ReplyDelete
Well, it was not pinkie-ponkie, I swear! It was proper selection. And since its a trusted shop (in fact, its a home) and v r regulars there. [we get 10% discount too ;-) ]ReplyDelete
@ RAT --> Oh! regular customers aano..!!! angane..!! :P athu sheri.. good for ya! :) i am hopeless at stuff like these :DReplyDelete
But i shud confess, going with female(s)for company to the Same shop had been torture to me!! They bring the shop down to buy a 300 buck piece! I feel sorry for the shop owners :-PReplyDelete
@ RAT --> lol..!! yup..!! tell me about it..! :DReplyDelete
With male co-buyers, I had been to that place 3 or 4 times. Total time spent together would be less than 30 mins (that includes the 10 mins spent on troubleshooting yahoo messenger on their pc :-S )ReplyDelete
With the opposite sex, went just twice. On one occasion, lost one full day (which I shud, ideally, have spent in office). The other one wouldnt have gone into long hours, had those some-other-lady-buyers kept quiet and hadnt asked "r u from kerala? is she from kerala? nice pair.. can u help me get a match for my daughter?" :-SS
@ RAT --> Hahahaha... that's funny!! hmm... but going with male buyers for shopping in general is a real pain too.. lol.!! :)ReplyDelete
This is insult !!!ReplyDelete
I think its high time that I gather my community and start a thiruvathira session here !!
@ RAT --> Yup.. lol.. am so scared that my knees are shaking..! :)ReplyDelete
btw what s a thiruvathira session??
cud not quite figure that one out..! :-S
dint u see the world famous session on soo's page? thats one form of thiruvathira. churukki paranjaal aarudelum nenjathu keri niranguka = thiruvathira. Gothaayithaa ?!ReplyDelete
@ RAT --> Yup... now gothaayithaa!!! whew!! hmm..!!ReplyDelete