What are you going to buy for Diwali? I asked my husband whose penchant for
clothes surpasses that of any male I have come across.
I am yet to decide, he said scanning the many advertisements the news paper is filled with.
What is there to decide in the limited choice you men have, I observed.
What I am going to buy will surprise even you, he affirmed stressing on you.
I don’t think so because as far as I know you don’t wear Tees or jeans like others of your age, I said.
Certainly not, he almost grunted.
Then what is it you are planning to buy and when are we going for shopping for whatever you have in mind? I said.
I am going alone and that’s certain, he asserted.
Go ahead, I have better things to do in the two or three hours you spend in the
shop to select your clothes. Also I don’t enjoy hanging around in a shop which stocks Only Men’s ready mades, I said.
I can also shop peacefully without you butting in every time to veto my choice,
Why don’t you atleast tell me where you are going to shop so that I too can do
some window shopping around the place, I suggested.
O.K. come along but keep to your promise to window shop, he warned.
Yes, I promise, I said.
After what seemed an eternity I saw my husband emerging from one of the shops clutching a couple of over sized plastic bags. He appeared very pleased at
what ever he had bought.
Unable to contain my curiosity, I tried to open the bags while returning in the car but my husband forbade me to see what was inside saying, ‘ why the hurry
dear, have patience till the festive day dawns. I told you it is going to be a surprise’, he reiterated.
I hope you got the right size and fit this time at least? I asked hesitatingly.
It is typical of you women to ask a lot of inconvenient questions, he replied.
n.meera raghavendra rao