You women never tire of adding to your wardrobe, which already overflows with sarees, more sarees and never ending sarees, accused my husband when I suggested we go for shopping.
Well, it is going to be shopping with a difference, I said.
I know what you are hinting at. If it is not for sarees it’s going to be for something even more expensive. If you are thinking of buying the yellow metal, you can’t find anyone more foolhardy than you, he mocked.
No, certainly not for gold or silver, I said.
Then what is it going to be? I hope you don’t fancy buying a piece of furniture which I ’m afraid will add to the clutter, he sounded very serious.
Certainly not and I promise, I said laying his fears at rest.
Is it a new TV by any chance? He asked sounding apprehensive.
No, not immediately, I replied.
Why this suspense? Come out with what you have in mind so that I can expect the ‘damage,’ he said impatiently.
If that is what is bothering you, I can assure you they will not cost more than a couple of thousands, I said.
How are you so sure about their price, what ever that ‘they’ you are thinking of purchasing? He asked surprised.
That’s what my friend said and I even had a look at them, I told him.
You have still not told me what ‘they,’ are he asked with growing impatience.
‘They’ are going to be something like saying ‘new wine in old bottle,’ I replied.
As usual you are talking in riddles. I wonder which is the wine and which is the bottle? he said sounding curious.
Well, in this case the ‘new wine’ besides giving a facelift to the ‘old bottle’, will also accentuate the wearer’s personality, I quipped.
n.meera raghavendra rao