Venusians on a shopping spree
The other day my colleague in office wanted to buy a pair of sandals as she was supposed to attend a wedding of her close friend. She asked me over lunch whether I would accompany her for buying the same in one of the malls close to our office. This had happened before too, in the sense I had accompanied her to buy some dresses last Diwali and she didn’t like anything, so finally we came back empty handed. The outcome of the shopping trip was that I didn’t help her in finding out good stuffs, this is what she told me later. 🙂 Not that I was angry, because I am used to her tantrums. She is gonna kick me when she reads this post of mine.
Anyways I said fine and we headed towards the mall post lunch in our office canteen. We entered the sandals section and started looking out for a sandal of her choice. Now the sari that she had bought for the wedding was coffee brown is what she told me, so the sandals had to match the same and also should be a daily wear stuff. Its another story that the sari costed 2000 bucks and we (myself and another colleague) were left wondering its whose marriage? Of course apart from the sari and the sandals there was the matching set (earrings and necklace), handbag to be bought. Now back to the sandal hunting, I showed her couple of good sandals and as per her they were either too small-size unavailable or high heeled or too open in the front so she would need regular pedicure the list was endless. Anyways in short nothing appealed her and we came back empty handed after half an hour of hunting in a small sandal section.
This made me wonder, how do guys manage to accompany females in their shopping events? Of course they should be termed as events. I mean guys really do need the patience to help out females in deciding which item is good, better in terms of colour, looks, durability, does it match the accessories blah blah. Females don’t just shop for 1 item, there will be items to team up with, be it the bangles or the bindis. I somehow don’t enjoy shopping with my husband as in with my mum, the reason is simple my mum gives me inputs like this design is better than that, this color suits you. If its my husband he normally sits in the corner of the shop and tells me that whatever you want you take and let me know when I have to pay the bill. But women need someone to figure out their choice, discuss and give in some comments. Else they are confused as in eh bhi aacha hai , woh bhi aacha hai, kaunsa loon? 🙂
Some time back it was decided that the event of the month would be Traditional day by our HR Team. So most the girls in our office came decked in saris. Now one of the girls who is good looking and causes palpitations in case of guys was dressed in a chiffon blue sari. All the other girls in our office were praising her sari when she told me that she actually was going to wear another sari, which was better than this and she had matching sandals, bangles, handbag but unfortunately the blouse was missing. Now this is what I call a high society girl, who has everything to match with her dress, be it watches or cellphones. In the sense she would always team all her dresses with an appropriate matching sandal and watch. I really wonder how come they have the patience to do all this be it even their nail polish?
Are guys patient enough to accompany women in their shopping tours and help them out to choose the items? There are females like my colleague who goes for shopping just because she was getting bored over the weekend. Its another story that she isn’t yet married and we have been telling her that her future husband would never accept these genuine (as per her) reasons of hers. But she firmly believes that she will get a husband who will insist that why are you buying just one dress, buy two more. My question is are there such guys and if so do they have the patience for going on a never ending wild shopping spree with their better half’s?