I could have never imagined that shopping would be so difficult. I had a tough time last week. I know girls are crazy when it comes to shopping but believe me people, shopping for them can be crazier.
It so happened that I decided to give something to one of my friends on her birthday. But I couldn’t think of anything so I asked one of my colleagues to help me out with this. She suggested many things like a cap, cosmetics, artificial jewelry. I didn’t like any of these.. Then she suggested that I could gift chocolates. I wanted to give something useful so it didn’t work out either. Then she said I could give tops or a t-shirt. I said t-shirt is ok but what are tops. She gave me a look as if I am an alien from some outer planet. She was like “You are so dumb”. Now what is my fault if I don’t know the difference between tops and a t-shirt. She then briefed me about the difference.
Now my this colleague happens to live in Koromangala near Forum mall. I asked her for a favor of buying a t-shirt for my friend. She said she is very busy so cannot go. So now I have 2 go and get it on my own. I asked one of my friends to accompany me to the Forum mall. So one fine Sunday evening we went there to buy a girls t-shirt . My friend who was accompanying me was also a nerd. He also didn’t know anything about girls wear. I gave him the gyaan that I got from my colleague about the difference between tops and t-shirt .
We first entered into a Reebok showroom.
Salesman- “may I help you sir?”
Me- “I want a t-shirt”
Salesman-“here it is sir” (Directing me to the men section)
Me- “No. I want it for my friend”
Salesman- (giving me a strange look)”No problem sir. You can select one for your friend also.”
Me- “No….actually….a…I mean….my friend is a girl”
Salesman- (smiles at me) “fine sir. Here it is.” (Directing me to the ladies section.. I still wonder what that smile was for!!!!)
I saw few t-shirts. This was the first time in my life that I was checking out a girls section. Didn’t like any. Came out and went to the next showroom.
This one had a huge collection of dresses. There were already many girls with their friends and moms checking out the dresses. We both were the only guys in there. We felt uncomfortable and came out and entered the third one. This one had t-shirts with slogans on it. The slogans were like “drop her, pick me”, “ur gf is a bitch”, “all men are idiots, and I married their king”, “i have horrible taste coz i like you”, “don’t stare u asshole”. Now I have seen guys t-shirts with crappy slogans but these were too much. Who will buy t-shirts like this!!!!. We left that one also and went 2 another one. Like this we checked some 6-7 showrooms but couldn’t select any.
It was then we went to Scullers. By that time I had opened up a little. I went to the salesgirl and said that I want a girls t-shirt. She showed me few t-shirts and by Gods grace I finally selected one. It was then the salesgirl dropped a bomb on me.
Salesgirl- “Sir what size do you want?”
Salesgirl- “Sir, size??”
Me- “(shit!!) I…I…don’t know the size.”
Salesgirl- “Is she my size?”
It was then I looked at her from top to bottom. She was in her early 20’s. I kept staring at her. She was so pretty. I was lost somewhere. It was then my friends voice bought me back to this world. I heard him saying “abey laddu..kya kar raha hai..hosh mein aa.”
I somehow regained my senses and saw the salesgirl giving me a weird look.
Me- “ummm….what’s your size?”
Salesgirl- “(giving me a dirty look) Its S.”
Me- “Ok. Give me M.”
When I came out of the showroom I was thinking of what I just did. I was standing in front of the salesgirl, staring her like that and then I actually asked her size. Shit man….what an experience I had that day. And my friend vowed never to come to shopping with me as long as he is alive……….