As the saying goes that Like poles attract and unlike poles repel, similarly you are attracted by anything that is new and spurn at whatever that is old—–be it people or things, so I thought till recently. How naïve I was to believe “old is gold” has become a cliché in this fast paced modern world and it is reconstructed as “if old is gold, new is platinum.’’ “Once bitten twice shy” might apply to persons who appear to be wiser than me and the really wise learn from others’ mistakes but here I am who seem to be making the same mistake again and again, infact I have achieved a hat trick and a record of sorts.
The incident has been the same but the venues have been different, Mylapore, Alwarpet and T.nagar where the most beautiful temples are situated. All the venues have a place reserved for leaving your foot ware and you think they are indeed safe being deposited there. The irony is the foot ware thieves who are on the prowl seem to prefer to flick my old and weather beaten strap shoes (they are actually meant for men) in preference to my husband’s new and gleaming slippers which are left adjacent to mine ! I am at a loss to find the reason as to what makes the thief gravitate towards my old foot ware left in the midst of several more attractive ones!
n.meera raghavendra rao