Lets go shopping…

Comfy’s post on Buzz waking up her Dad, is the inspiration to this post. Β And also after so much ranting around yesterday, I wanted to nullify that effect, by posting something jolly good and funny. πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Before I got married

One of the best shopping times I have ever had. Me and my sister, sometimes accompanied by Mom, would literally roam the streets of Mylapore or T.Nagar and enjoyed buying things, as and when they fancied us and of course, if the budget fitted that. Β Those days, it was always a calculated shopping, but the fun associated with it was just fabulous and extraordinary.

With unlimited budget levels of today’s, the same joy is missing for me.

A cone ice-cream was just 5 bucks and we both will be licking it till we finish our shopping tooo…..My nostalgic moments and my best moments in life.


After I got married

The loving husband offered to take me for shopping and he was totally bugged with the time I took to buy one teeny-weeny clip. He didn’t understand the joy of spending time in the shop, looking at various things, chatting up with the shopkeeper, and in the process buying some clips or other junk stuff. Β That shopkeeper of those college days, still remembers me, when I go to Mylapore and starts chatting with me. πŸ˜‰

So, hubby thought of a new technique. When we leave home for shopping, he’ll ask me what I want to buy. Once I tell him that, he’ll take me to that particular shop and will give me exactly 5 mins, to buy and get out of that shop.

That was getting too much for me.  I missed my shopping fun. 😦  Husband hated the crowded streets of Mylapore and T.Nagar.


When I became a Mother

Tiny girls at home, left with my mom, didn’t give me enough time to roam over the streets and buy things leisurely. So, Β I had to go with the husband’s 5 min shopping time.

I remember this incident very well.

It was Diwali time and I wanted a sari for Diwali. So, hubby took me in his bike to Mylapore. On the way, as we were talking casually, he asked me if I wanted any particular color of sari !!! I told that I don’t have a pink shaded sari yet…so, maybe I would be interested to see something in that shade.

You wont believe this. We went inside the shop. Husband asked the salesman to show a pink sari. He showed some polycottonΒ or something in a lovely pink. Husband asked me if I like this color. I was just nodding my head to say yes. Even before I could see another sari, this sari was billed and packed and we were ready to leave. The salesman was stunned – He has never seen Β a woman shopping for a sari like this. πŸ˜‰



This is the best part of shopping. With two teenage girls, fashion is at its height, at home.

The girls want to go only to those places, where it’s totally crowded and mad – the Malls. The father takes them to all the places patiently, even though it takes about 30 mins to park the car. πŸ˜€

The girls take their own time to talk and talk and talk and then choose something. The father waits patiently. πŸ˜€

The girls can’t find a particular design in their size – the father searches patiently for them. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

The best of all – the Father stands outside the Trial Room, with all the dresses the girls want to try. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

He might be the sweetest Daddy around, but for me, it’s the sweetest revenge, for me. :mrgreen: πŸ˜€

24 Replies to “Lets go shopping…”

  1. I am with u uma,come here we will leave the kids at home and do lots of shopping at general bazar sec-bad,i just love that place……

    I always avoid going with husband for shopping cause he is behind me as if i am a cattle and he is behind me with a stick to make me walk fast…..


    1. Yeah, that revenge is really sweet and I enjoy it everytime we go shopping…. πŸ˜‰

      U shld have seen that sales man – jaw dropping in shock and surprise – “Can a woman shop for a sari like this, in 5 mins ???”


  2. πŸ˜† soooooooooperb πŸ˜†
    I think I’ll be able to narrate a similar story in the years to come πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ with the only exception that when I shop alone then too I have a set idea what I am looking for and I like sorting out things ASAP πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


    1. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Oh yeah, I’ll wait for ur version, story-teller. πŸ™‚

      I was like that too CB, but with kids, other priorities, things dont work our way, sometimes. πŸ™‚


  3. πŸ™‚ daddy’s girlsss

    I hate shopping , i prefer go to the shop whee one needs work and that it .. why would you wantto go and see everything .. when you dont have ot buy it ..


    1. Oh yeah, that they are !!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Its not that I go to a shop to just look around….but I need to see a few things and variety to decide on what to buy, right ???


  4. ha ha ha ha..sweet revenge indeed!!

    And u r so right with unlimited budget the fun of shopping is lost. Earleir we used to shop for clothes during diwali and we used to look forward for the festival but now with shopping whenever we want that fun is lost!!!


    1. U too feel the same way Smita ????

      The Shopping Expert / Guide / Goddess (??) views matches with mine !!!! *faints* πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ But its so true…with limited budgets, we valued our money and bought things that we cherished for a long time….right ??


  5. hahahahaha-such sweet revenge uma! high five!!!!! πŸ˜€ and wht a super sari buying tactic ur hubby got , and finished it in his 5 min time too! wow!!!


    1. Hi-5 !!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Every lady commenting here seem to love the revenge part…he he he… πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

      He always quotes that example of buying a sari……and his complaint is that I take too much time to choose…. πŸ™‚


  6. I and my sister used to roam Ranganathan street, when we were young girls…we used to walk from our house near Liberty theatre to this place, sometimes! I wonder now, how we did it! One juice shop used to be there near the Duraiswamy road bus stop, where we drank musambi juice…I am going down memory lane!

    My husband goes inside Sundari Silks or Nalli or Kumaran and buy an expensive silk saree within max. 30 mts. I will be standing beside him just watching – he always says that he knows which colour suits his wife! But the fun is NIL for me!

    So, your husband is like mine!

    My husband should have had daughters!!!!!!!


    1. Look here, another Shopping maniac of Ranganathan street…..love those times, na ??? I think I’ve also had juice there…. πŸ˜‰

      Exactly….u said it right….by choosing in 5 mins, theres no fun to shopping.

      Probably, daughters might change the way a man thinks abt his wife… πŸ™‚


  7. i love ur posts and can so relate to them.. I m in stage two.. the husband here also hates the crowded streets of T-Nagar πŸ™‚ some day i m sure life will come a full circle πŸ™‚


  8. haha!!! πŸ˜€ Brilliant!
    So, for me to have my sweet revenge, I need to make babies?!! Hmmm… another incentive in the offering for having kids!! πŸ˜‰ :mrgreen:


  9. I double like, especially the current scenario πŸ˜‰
    Shopping and women never goes well with men and patience !!!
    Well…I don’t actually take a lot of time on shopping for me…and when there’s some exciting plan for the day, I would even call off the planned shopping πŸ™‚ ha ha
    So husby should be happy, atleast for now πŸ™‚


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