Mar 25, 2008

136. Red shoes

Shopping alone can be a head ache. There would be no one to comment on the shoe you select and it would be such a dull experience to shop alone. I have never shopped alone in my life. But every dog has its day and mine was last sunday.

I went to the adidas showroom ( Yes I shifted my brand loyalty towards adidas when sania signed for adidas) and did a decent scanning of the whole collection. Sales guys can take you for a ride when they see you shopping alone.I wanted a white shoe for my early morning jogging sessions. ( Now don't ask me whether I jog in the mornings. I can't come up with too many lies in a single post). The sales guy pointed at a red shoe and said,"sirji! this would look very good on you". That was a kind of shoe that even my four year old nephew would think twice before wearing. So I gave him a smile and told him," Boss , I would prefer something plain". He gave me a cheap look that had sarcasm on every inch across the wrinkled skin in his face.


I moved to the next gallery and started concentrating on someother white shoes and there he came again with a black leather shoe, and this is how our conversation went
Sales Guy: Sir! This is the latest leather shoe from Switzerland. This would suit you
Me: But I am looking for a sports shoe
SG: But you did not want that red shoe too
Me: I did not like it
SG: I guess you are not updated with the latest fashion. Did you see the latest Simbu Movie kaalai
( For those who do not know who Simbu is, I am happy for you all cos you dont have to go through all the pain i went through by seeing his movies)
Me: Yes I did see that
SG: Our little super star wears that shoe in that movie ( Yes!Simbu calls himself as "little super star")
Me:Let him wear that. BTW I like this shoe
SG: No sir! It would not look good on you. It is so simple
I gave him a blank stare. The sales guy showed the shoe to a ten year old girl and asked if that shoe was nice. She said ,"NO"
SG: Look sir. Even the small girl doesnot like the shoe.
Me: Now What do you want me to do? ( I was getting irritated)
SG: Probably you should take your wife along with you when you shop.
That made me to think,"Should I tell him that I am still Single".But why fall into another trap? I gave the white shoe back to him and left the place.
BTW! Hey married guys around there!!! Do you take your wife along with you when you shop for a shoe?

-Chronicwriter

20 comments:

  1. above red pair.......isn't tht bad et all;))
    shud have picked it up!

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  2. u shud have told him u wanted a horse shoe

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  3. Red as in blood or cherries? "Wife" whats that?

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  4. KAlai is about 2 hrs 20 mins. I watched it in 1 hr 15 mins. Not that i dont regret, anyway. Gosh, the plight of people who watched it in theatres!?

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  5. The song "this happens only in India" comes to mind!!

    Am blogrolling you!

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  6. @may
    is it.. dunno but i dint like it the way it was presented

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  7. @sajeeve
    horse shoe!? any specific reasons behind it?

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  8. @santosh
    wife! that is still a mystery

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  9. @rakesh
    welkum to this blog. happy to see u here..
    u watched kaalai for 1 hr 15 minutes... that is indeed an achievement...

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  10. @solitaire...
    am thrilled... thank you

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  11. But every dog has its day and mine was last sunday...lol..ive just had a dog experience and wdnt wanna go thru it again:(
    hahaaa you mean you never told the sales person that you werent married:( we got deprived of some more entertainment!
    I cant get to believe myself that the guy actually was selling off that red shoe to a guy!

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  12. does this mean you don't jog now? or jog in sox??

    btw...have tagged ya! Check it out

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  13. You are welcome! Have not seen you around on my blog(s). All well?

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  14. @seema
    my blog is a big lie factory.. the humor part can be subscribed.. the content is all blown up.. heh.. btw thanks a lot for dropping in this blog. will hop down to ur blog

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  15. '@girl of destiny
    wow. yet another tag.. i love taking tags.. thank you

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  16. @solitaire..
    i regularly visit ur blog.. i read about the sis- bro write-up too and commented too..

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  17. hehehe...can tell u if u take ur wife along for ur shopping..it no longer remains your shopping..it turns into "her" shopping!:-)

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  18. @ ekta

    even if i take her to a men's showroom?

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