I am sure the extract from the following conversation will sound familiar to some of you:
The phone rings in Mumbai:
My friend N: Hi Isha, I need to get some clothes for a family wedding. Do you need anything? Would you like to go shopping with me sometime soon?
Me: Me, no nothing at all, but I would be happy to go with you and we can spend some time together. I am free tomorrow – if you are as well, then let’s go tomorrow.
My friend N: Wonderful, I am as well – let’s do it!
Isha: Great – seen you then!
N and Isha at the shops:
N: Wow – so much choice! So many of the outfits look quite nice but I am not buying anything without trying it on this time.
Isha: Yes you must try it – that’s the only way to know for sure!
N: Look – how about this one? These floor length things are all the rage!
Isha: Yes that looks nice and look at that back…go try it on.
N: Ok – stand right here! I don’t want to ask that guy who works here to do up my zip!!!
Isha: Hehehe – he will think Christmas has come early!
N goes to try on the outfit and comes out of the fitting room:
N: So, what do you think?
Isha: Wow – it looks absolutely amazing on you! I really really like it. I think you should buy it!
So what happened? Turns out that the shop had two of these outfits – one with red in it and one with bluish/green in it. So N bought the red one and guess who bought the other one?!
Luckily N didn’t mind and I became the owner of a floor length ‘thing’ which I did not have in my wardrobe previously.
Thank you so much for reading and have a great day!
(Clothes: Seasons, Mumbai)