Monday, December 15, 2008

One fine sunday evening, i went for shopping......

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?”
ME- “WHAT??”
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……….

22 comments:

nasha said...

hilarious!! seriously pity ur friend :P

shana said...

haha.... You r so dumb!

Rajeev said...

really its interesting.same here....even i dont have much idea abt shopping 4 girl.

Anupama Garimella said...

Hahahaha.. stupid fellow!!

shikta said...

uu stupid fellow :P

Quaintzy Patchez said...

Sooper hilarious!!

Heheh keep them coming, well written! lols

i'll tell you smthing 2 cheer u up
you knw, you're much better than me, i cant even shop for myself! lol

piyush said...

"My friend who was accompanying me was also a nerd."

who else was nerd dude..
BTW i am pathetic at shopping too...

Ÿ∂ Μ Î ŋÎ said...

Nice post...
I guess asking the salesgirl, her size was better, than asking the size of ur girl-friend for whom you wanted to gift the t-shirt...;)
the friend will always be around..not the salesgirl..

laddu said...

@ piyush..

yaar he was my college fd....

@ yamini....

yup....u r right....dats wat i thot dat time....but wont make ny such mistake in future....:P:P

puja said...

haha..i think most guys face da same situations;-)but yea i pity ur friend..did uit fit her finally?

laddu said...

nope....but she got it exchanged....n was very happy wit my choice....:D:D

piyush said...

most of the time yehi hota hai.. gals go n get it exchanged... saari mehnat paani mein jaati hai,,,

Goofy Benedict said...

can you tell me which was the showroom with all the slogans????

laddu said...

@goofy benedict....
yaar i dont remember d name..but it was in forum..1st floor i guess....

Anonymous said...

hahahahahahahaha laddu i just can't stop laughing....man u r too good!!! I would have loved to see the look on the sales girl's face :P

A comeback-roopeshrn said...

Grt sense of humor..laughed my heart out..frnakly spkin buyin somethin for a girl is t toughest thing on earth for any guy anyday..unlogonko kya chahiye only god knows..so if u want to buy something for ur gf make sure u take ur other gf for purchasing by convincing her tht u need to buy for ur sis:P..

sheetal......believe in ur self` said...

hilarious!!!!! I knew that guys always find it difficult when it comes to shopping and in ur case it was for a girl. the manner in which u have narrated ur exp is frankly amazing.
This is the second blog of urs which I came across and must say that u have such a fantastic variety in ur writing skills.

laddu said...

@sheetal..
thanks yaar....seriously waat lagi thi us din toh....:P:P

CoFfEe AnGeL said...

HaHAHa....I shud have come here looong back..this is hilarious...dude u r in desperate need of a gf :0)phaver

Mehak said...

haha, this made me laugh out loud! your writing is so simple but it has a charm of its own...:)
and i'm sure a lot of guys have this kind of trouble in buying gifts for girls... especially the part about the salesman giving you a funny smile when you said that your friend is a girl. :P

laddu said...

@ coffee angel....
hmmm....may be.. yeah....

@ mehak....
thanks yaar..
yeah he must be thinking "what a nut. can't he just say that he wants it for his gf!!"

Kapila said...

I think you need a crash course on female management! Shopping...complimenting...jhelofying tantrums...do not worry my friend...you wont have to experience any more embarassing situations (my god what were you thinking asking for her size...be very glad she saw through you and realised you're just dumb...varna thapad ya chapal zaroor padh jaata)