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Monday, December 04, 2006

It takes two to shop

Buying a pair of pants was not easy when I was young. We had to buy cloth and have it stitched by a tailor into something that resembles a pair of pants. To buy the fabric for the pants, we went to a fabric store, where a guy shows you a variety of cloths from which you pick one.

Circumstances have conspired in a way that I had to re-live the experience yesterday. I am the kind of a guy who prefers self-checkout whenever possible to avoid human interaction. You can imagine my discomfort having a salesperson involved in the selection process.

When I entered the cloth store, my expectation was simple. The sales guy would throw some raw material for pants on the table, I keep shaking my head until I find the right one, pay for it and walk out.

When I entered the store, the salesperson asked what kind of pants I was looking for. I told him I wanted something I could wear to work if I ever need to wear formals to work. Without warning, he spread a light-orange colored cloth on the table. Did I mention I don't work at the circus? I explained to him, "I'd like something dark and plain, just like the way I like my coffee."
He: You want coffee color pants, sir?
Me: No! I mean, something simple. Plain. Dark gray, preferably.
He (shaking his head disapprovingly): No.
Me: You mean you don't have dark gray?
He: We do sir, but it is not the latest fashion. You must buy latest fashion, sir.

As prima facie evidence of latest fashion, he pointed me to a poster of Mahesh Babu, a young Telugu hero, wearing some sort of orange pants. I suspect most people in the US do not know Mahesh Babu and hence are blissfully oblivious of the fashion trend he is setting. I am not too compelled by the option. I insisted that as the prospective wearer of the pants, my preference is given priority.

As I went through the stacks of raw material, the salesperson was visibly dismayed at how barbaric my taste was and how ignorant I was about the "latest fashions." He kept pushing more flamboyant (and more expensive) cloths, which in my opinion are more appropriate for curtains rather than pants. Everything I liked was met with stern disapproval from the salesperson. He kept reminding me "For a man of your good color, you must wear nice colors, sir. You are picking all dull colors." ("Color" here does not refer to my race. It refers to my skin complexion)

The crowning moment of the shopping experience was when the salesperson suggested, "May be you should bring madam (my wife) along sir?" sounding hopeful that she would talk some sense into me.

After an hour of archaeological digging into the heaps of clothes, I unearthed something we both liked. I liked the cloth and he liked the price.

You don't even want to know the ordeal at the tailor.

87 Comments:

  • heheheheh i dislike the salespeople thing too! i feel bad because they literally pull everything off the shelves and then i feel bad for not liking anything thus compelled to buy. luckily my mom is there to knock some sense into me.

    also i cannot bargain to save my life.

    waiting for the amusing wedding story =)

    By Blogger Bookworm, at Mon Dec 04, 09:56:00 PM 2006  

  • hehehehe... thats why i choose ready-made over tailor-stitched clothes. more comfortable and best part don't have to deal with the salespeople too much ;-) !

    By Anonymous hkarthi, at Mon Dec 04, 10:05:00 PM 2006  

  • orange coloured pants!!!!!!
    hahaha...even though havent seen u I can just about imagine someone wearing orange pants and walking into office...am gonna die of laughter!

    By Blogger Ekta, at Mon Dec 04, 10:28:00 PM 2006  

  • one wud have thouhgt guys had it easy with limited options in clothing.. ;)

    By Blogger Di, at Mon Dec 04, 11:07:00 PM 2006  

  • orange coloured pants!!!!! you must be kidding!!!!! (BTW I have read you post on this topic before ;) )

    But he didn't let you go empty handed..... so he is a good sales man :P !!!!!

    By Anonymous rooma, at Mon Dec 04, 11:43:00 PM 2006  

  • LOL. sometimes I find the sales person can be so irritating!

    By Blogger Drama Div@, at Tue Dec 05, 01:02:00 AM 2006  

  • So, finally u have got one.

    By Blogger Kalpana, at Tue Dec 05, 02:03:00 AM 2006  

  • Hmmm...so why is that u didnt take Madam along?

    Dash

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tue Dec 05, 03:02:00 AM 2006  

  • Hilaroius!!

    Coffee color and referring to skin color for a choice of pair of pants is so typical of India and made me smile:)

    Enjoy.

    By Blogger Asha, at Tue Dec 05, 05:48:00 AM 2006  

  • :-) you fashion-fossil how could you leave those lovely orange pants?!?!?

    We want to hear about the tailor. Tell tell!

    By Blogger Diligent Candy, at Tue Dec 05, 06:44:00 AM 2006  

  • "Did I mention I don't work at the circus?"

    That made me crack up. Another great post, and YES, tell the tailor story!

    By Blogger gnightgirl, at Tue Dec 05, 06:49:00 AM 2006  

  • DNA: When you said orange color, it very well goes with telugu movie heroes who come in different shades. Who knows, you wud be a big hero too when you land in AP:-))

    I think actor vijay wears sometimes and may be thaz why the its a fashion.

    Its odd for a man to wear a orange color in formal wear. Cowboy shud work thou'. You can take a role in local ads/movies huh. Very funny. Hope you are enjoying your vacation...

    By Blogger priya, at Tue Dec 05, 07:19:00 AM 2006  

  • me wants tailor story!! tailor story pliss. :D

    sounds like ur trip was sprikled (or IS being sprinkled) with such hilarious lil incidents :) have fun! actually blogging about these is even more fun than the ACTUAL experience.. heh..

    By Blogger Sneha, at Tue Dec 05, 07:19:00 AM 2006  

  • Funny how tastes differ between people, for the salesperson orange pants is equivalent to the most amazing looking armani suit maybe! btw am waiting for what happened at the tailors' :)

    By Blogger Life Lover, at Tue Dec 05, 08:51:00 AM 2006  

  • Did u know orange shirts go well with grey pants ... ??? :P

    By Blogger Seashells, at Tue Dec 05, 09:13:00 AM 2006  

  • :) and another typical Indian salesmen catch phrase is calling every woman customer "shishter" Annoying!
    and I know why are you still getting pants stitched

    By Blogger Orchid, at Tue Dec 05, 11:14:00 AM 2006  

  • I mean't to say " I don't know why you are still getting pants stitched"

    By Blogger Orchid, at Tue Dec 05, 11:38:00 AM 2006  

  • i ditto 'orchid' - seriously why? I have huge trouble with tailors back home, they wouldn't even have cut the material on the deadline day!
    Painful and traumatic the whole 4 weeks are...

    By Blogger rads, at Tue Dec 05, 12:01:00 PM 2006  

  • hehehe, I kinda like all the fuss - madam this will suit you, this colour would look sooo good on you, cute kids, bacchon ke liye bhi designer wear hai - shankar, bacchon ke kapde dikha, saab ke liye kuch dikhaoon ? even though saab isn't even in the country and b4 u complete the sentence - they will take out a whole lot of 'latest fashion' shirts, pants, kurtas-pyjamas to take for saab. And if you say 'no' the salesman would say - arrey madam kitne NRIs humare paas se leke US jaate aur aapko pasand nahi ? they would start taking out all plain short kurtas and insist that saab can wear those with jeans etc etc etc...oh, how I miss that when I go shopping here :-) Weird ??

    sorry for writing a whole post here instead of a comment :-( I just love shopping in Hyderabad!!

    By Anonymous NZ, at Tue Dec 05, 01:14:00 PM 2006  

  • I do want to know about the tailor experience...tell me tell me :D

    By Blogger La vida Loca, at Tue Dec 05, 01:50:00 PM 2006  

  • Orchid: I think few ppl' prefer to get stitched for perfect fit. Here even with ready to wear pants if you have to cut it short or make the length short it costs more right.

    By Blogger priya, at Tue Dec 05, 01:54:00 PM 2006  

  • i think orange is so your color :P .. you know being in the good color of Mahi n all ;)

    By Blogger Isha, at Tue Dec 05, 03:06:00 PM 2006  

  • yes, we do -- want the tailor story, i mean.

    now, i like shopping but your experience with the "helpful" salesperson would make me want to run screaming too!

    By Blogger si, at Tue Dec 05, 05:12:00 PM 2006  

  • ha, ha...at least you didnt have to deal with being told that your life was incomplete without a "rose pink" chiffon salwar suit stiched all over with gold chamkis...with your mother agreeing in the background!!!
    Awesome post, blog-hopped here. Will definitely visit regularly.

    By Blogger magicrna, at Tue Dec 05, 06:57:00 PM 2006  

  • Good God! Orange pants? And here I was thinking that we only had to bear with that awful colour once a year during the St. Mary's feast.

    By Blogger The Agony Aunt, at Tue Dec 05, 08:39:00 PM 2006  

  • hehe.. orange.. thats interesting.. wonder how wd u look like.. goin to office in Orange trousers..

    Howdy ?

    By Blogger Apy, at Tue Dec 05, 09:07:00 PM 2006  

  • Tsk tsk. When you could be resplendant in yellow and red. Some men have no fashion sense! Nice blog. Gonna be a regular.

    By Blogger iz, at Tue Dec 05, 11:18:00 PM 2006  

  • orange is a weird colour esp in the making of a pair of pants... i guess the tailor lacks sense of colours... i hate pants with light colours... colurs such as dark grey, navy blue , black would be nice:)

    By Blogger my life...., at Wed Dec 06, 12:29:00 AM 2006  

  • Orange? were they like a lá MC Hammerish? or were they like tailored orange pants...

    I need a visual....

    Orange wouldn't be half bad here in Puerto Rico..they'd make you extremely visible as a pedestrian crossing at midnight...and it would work wonders for all those co-workers who are still half asleep after the coffee break....

    ::makes mental note to buy orange fabric::

    By Blogger Mary Poppins, at Wed Dec 06, 08:45:00 AM 2006  

  • So you are having a good time shopping. Enjoy.

    By Blogger Shreemoyee, at Wed Dec 06, 09:28:00 AM 2006  

  • wow! pat urself on your back from my side:) u managed to keep ur cool around such a salesperson???? wow!I would've ran away from that shop or pulled his hair out!:p somehow i can never tolerate someone peeping over my shoulder while I shop! as soon as i enter a shop I tell them i need to see stuff alone without ANY assistance in a little tough tone:) that does the work and they leave me alone to do my shopping peacefuly:)

    By Blogger Yashita, at Wed Dec 06, 10:08:00 AM 2006  

  • Yup, I remember those days of going shopping where I had to fight both the salesperson and my mom to get the clothes I wanted. :)

    Orange colored pants ?? Ugh !!

    By Blogger Swapna, at Wed Dec 06, 11:03:00 AM 2006  

  • You mean, u did not buy the stylish orange pants despite the sage advice of the shopkeeper?!! No fashion sense whatsoever. Tsk, tsk...

    ;-)

    By Anonymous Vani, at Wed Dec 06, 02:59:00 PM 2006  

  • yes, we do want to know about tailor. ahahahahaah one particular friends episode comes to mind.

    By Blogger The_Girl_From_Ipanema, at Wed Dec 06, 04:38:00 PM 2006  

  • yes, we do want to know about tailor. ahahahahaah one particular friends episode episode comes to mind

    By Blogger The_Girl_From_Ipanema, at Wed Dec 06, 04:41:00 PM 2006  

  • and i suck at html
    http://www.tv.com/friends/the-one-with-rosss-new-girlfriend/episode/369/recap.html

    By Blogger The_Girl_From_Ipanema, at Wed Dec 06, 04:42:00 PM 2006  

  • I'm as far from fashion conscious as one can get, but even I know orange pants can not be a good idea.

    By Blogger Alan, at Wed Dec 06, 06:10:00 PM 2006  

  • so pelli ayipoyindaa.. ee post naaku nacchindi.. :-)

    By Blogger Sush, at Wed Dec 06, 07:09:00 PM 2006  

  • wow... what fashion conscious sales guy wonder what color he was wearing. btw waiting for the wedding story/ in law episodes and other india episodes. including the tailor's

    By Blogger itchingtowrite, at Wed Dec 06, 09:40:00 PM 2006  

  • Ha,the joys of shopping in India.I do miss that after coming out of India, though when I was back there I hated those nauseatingly over enthusiastic salesmen.Orange pants?haha is it really a fashion trend there now?Thought they went out of style with Govinda!the horror!!!
    Glad you made through the journey and the wedding.Enjoy the stay and get us all the best stories!:)

    By Blogger Fuzzylogic, at Wed Dec 06, 11:17:00 PM 2006  

  • "After an hour of archaeological digging into the heaps of clothes, I unearthed something we both liked.

    Good god, nice to know you at last did find something cater to your liking & escaped the ordeal of trying on those flashy orange pants ..hee hee.

    "You don't even want to know the ordeal at the tailor."

    Even if it takes long enough to find something that catches your fancy ,I would say getting the tailor do his job is yet another ordeal intself .

    By Anonymous Lera, at Wed Dec 06, 11:55:00 PM 2006  

  • Hahaa... :D
    the great shopping disaster!
    loved ur blog.. :)

    By Blogger Canary, at Thu Dec 07, 01:18:00 AM 2006  

  • Why put yourse;f through this - go for readymade pants, I say

    By Blogger Rohini, at Thu Dec 07, 02:02:00 AM 2006  

  • Bookworm:
    they literally pull everything off the shelves and then i feel bad for not liking anything thus compelled to buy
    I think they deliberately inculcate such guilt in us to make us buy! I go through similar guilt if I didn't buy anything.

    also i cannot bargain to save my life.
    You are sounding more and more like me! I can't bargain at all.

    hkarthi:
    thats why i choose ready-made over tailor-stitched clothes.
    I would've preferred that too. But couldnt find any good ready made stuff in Hyderabad in my limited shopping time. I had to go with tailor made.

    Ekta:
    even though havent seen u I can just about imagine someone wearing orange pants and walking into office...am gonna die of laughter!
    I promise you that it wouldn't be any less funny even if had seen me :) There are a certain professions that orange pants may be acceptable, but I am not in any of those professions :)

    Di:
    one wud have thouhgt guys had it easy with limited options in clothing.. ;)
    Not any more! In India the choices for men are quite wide ranging... including bell-bottoms! I am not kidding!

    rooma:
    But he didn't let you go empty handed..... so he is a good sales man :P !!!!!
    Either he is a good salesman or I am a bad shopper for letting him sell me something. The one I picked up is not that bad though

    Dr@ma Div@:
    LOL. sometimes I find the sales person can be so irritating!

    By Blogger Twisted DNA, at Thu Dec 07, 09:44:00 AM 2006  

  • Kalpana:
    So, finally u have got one.
    Yes. As I said, I had to. I have no other choice. I had to like one and get it stiched.

    Dash:
    Hmmm...so why is that u didnt take Madam along?
    Because I want get my shopping done in less than 12 hours :) Actually, she was busy dong her own shopping :)

    Asha:
    Coffee color and referring to skin color for a choice of pair of pants is so typical of India
    Ya! They have interesting names for colors, "orange color", "wine color", "pista color" :) And we all know how India is obsessed with skin color!

    Diligent Candy:
    :-) you fashion-fossil
    LOL! Good one.

    We want to hear about the tailor. Tell tell!
    Soon, hopefully

    gnightgirl:
    That made me crack up. Another great post
    Thanks so much!

    YES, tell the tailor story!
    :) I hope to get to it soon

    priya:
    When you said orange color, it very well goes with telugu movie heroes who come in different shades
    I don't think so :) But for some reason these heros insist on wearing bright colored pants and suits, orange, yellow, light-green!

    I think actor vijay wears sometimes and may be thaz why the its a fashion.
    Boy, you know more about these actors than I do! I don't know any of these new actors. I will find out who this Vijay guy is.

    Hope you are enjoying your vacation...
    Thoroughly! Nothing beats staying home and eating mom's food

    By Blogger Twisted DNA, at Thu Dec 07, 10:27:00 AM 2006  

  • Sneha:
    me wants tailor story!! tailor story pliss. :D
    As soon as I can get to it.

    sounds like ur trip was sprikled (or IS being sprinkled) with such hilarious lil incidents :)
    Yes, the sprinkling is still going on. Either all kinds of weird things happen to me or I am so weird that normal things look weird to me. So yes, my trip (life in general) if full these incidents!

    actually blogging about these is even more fun than the ACTUAL experience.. heh..
    LOL. So true.

    Life Lover:
    for the salesperson orange pants is equivalent to the most amazing looking armani suit
    That is very true. The guy just couldn't understand why I was not choosing those amazing looking latest fashions!

    Seashells:
    Did u know orange shirts go well with grey pants ... ??? :P
    ROFL. Glad that sales guy didn't think of that!

    Orchid:
    another typical Indian salesmen catch phrase is calling every woman customer "shishter" Annoying!
    Hahaha. You will want to be called "sister" when they start calling you "aunty" :P

    I don't know why you are still getting pants stitched
    It's a long story. (Ok, it's not a long story but my wife will kill me if I say it in public). :)

    rads:
    seriously why?
    Seriously, I had not choice :( The ready-made stuff in my home town is so bad.. it's not even fit for Telugu heros :)

    I have huge trouble with tailors back home, they wouldn't even have cut the material on the deadline day!
    Now tailors are a whole different story! The standard excuse I used to get when I was young, "The pants went for ironing. Will be back tomorrow!"

    Talking about tailors and women.. how much I wanted to be a ladies tailor!

    NZ:
    shankar, bacchon ke kapde dikha,
    LOL! So typical

    arrey madam kitne NRIs humare paas se leke US jaate aur aapko pasand nahi ?
    haha

    sorry for writing a whole post here instead of a comment
    Please please write a post! What you wrote is so hilarious it deserves it's own post... I beg you, write it as a post in your blog, your readers will love it.

    I just love shopping in Hyderabad!!
    Wait a minute.. from your blog I never got the impression that you got anything to do with Andhra. What is the connection?

    By Blogger Twisted DNA, at Thu Dec 07, 10:46:00 AM 2006  

  • La vida Loca:
    I do want to know about the tailor experience...tell me tell me :D
    I never knew people love tailors so much! I will try to write it up.

    priya:
    Orchid: I think few ppl' prefer to get stitched for perfect fit.
    Some people do. But in my case, it's not the fit that made me sink so low, pretty much everything about the ready-made pants in our town was despicable!

    Isha Reddy:
    i think orange is so your color :P
    Just because my blog template has orange in it, it's not fair to classify as orange-wearer! :)

    you know being in the good color of Mahi n all ;)
    Mahi, huh. Since when are you two on pet-name basis? ;) You are not a fan of *Mahi* are you?

    si:
    yes, we do -- want the tailor story, i mean.
    Boy, people really do love tailos!

    now, i like shopping but your experience with the "helpful" salesperson
    Ya, that kind of shopping we do with and with out a salesperson are completely differnt experiences! Funny part is, in the US I can't find a salesperson even if I wanted one :)

    magicrna:
    Welcome!

    with your mother agreeing in the background!!!
    LOL! I am glad I didn't take my dad or mom along! For some reason they all think we don't know how to shop for ourselves!

    blog-hopped here
    Glad you landed here :)

    The Agony Aunt:
    once a year during the St. Mary's feast.
    Do you have to *wear* orange for the feast? Saying it and not sharing your pics in Orange is not fair :)

    By Blogger Twisted DNA, at Thu Dec 07, 11:00:00 AM 2006  

  • Apy:
    wonder how wd u look like.. goin to office in Orange trousers..
    More important question is, how would my colleagues rolling on the floor.

    iz:
    Welcome to the blog!

    Some men have no fashion sense!
    You sound like my wife :P

    my life....:
    orange is a weird colour esp in the making of a pair of pants...
    Orange is not a good for any garmet worn by anybody who is more than 4 years old :)

    colurs such as dark grey, navy blue , black would be nice:)
    Me too. I never wear anything other than dark blue to work.. I mean jeans :)

    Mary Poppins:
    were they like a lá MC Hammerish?
    Haha. Possibly. The tailor seemed determined to give them the MC Hammer shape too!

    extremely visible as a pedestrian crossing at midnight...
    Had the salesperson thought of this, he would use this as another selling point!

    ::makes mental note to buy orange fabric::
    If anybody can pull off Orange pants, it would be a tough chica like you!

    Shreemoyee:
    So you are having a good time shopping.
    Not sure which part of the story made you use "shopping" and "good time" in the same sentense. In general, yes. I am having a great time.

    Yashita:
    u managed to keep ur cool around such a salesperson????
    Well, you see, this is the only good store in our town. If I don't have a new pants and shirt to wear before my brother-in-laws wedding, the consequences are dire. So I had no choice otherwise I would've done the same thing as you.

    I tell them i need to see stuff alone without ANY assistance in a little tough tone:)
    And that works! Damn, I should've know this before!

    By Blogger Twisted DNA, at Thu Dec 07, 11:10:00 AM 2006  

  • Swapna:
    I had to fight both the salesperson and my mom to get the clothes I wanted
    You too!? I had to go through the same thing when I was young. For some reason my dad and the salesperson were always on the same side.

    Vani:
    No fashion sense whatsoever. Tsk, tsk...
    He he he. Thank you for the kind words. I mean they are kind when compared with my wife's opinion of my fashion sense ;)

    The_Girl_From_Ipanema:
    yes, we do want to know about tailor.
    Lot of interest in the tailor story from people... let me tell you up front, there was not cupping :P

    Thanks for the Friends link. It was a funny episode. Remember Ross's line? "Yes, it's normal.... in the prison" LOL!

    and i suck at html
    No it's the blogger.com that sucks at links :)

    Alan:
    I'm as far from fashion conscious as one can get,
    I am right next to you! But male fashion is so different in India!

    Sush
    so pelli ayipoyindaa..
    ledu inka. 12th na. mee pelli preparations baaga jarugutunnaaya?

    itchingtowrite:
    what fashion conscious sales guy wonder what color he was wearing.
    Dman, I didn't think of that! He was wearing normal clothes. Well, if I had asked him about it, he would've said it was becaus he was older.

    btw waiting for the wedding story/ in law episodes and other india episodes. including the tailor's
    :) Thank you for the enouragement! Will write a few more stories soon.

    By Blogger Twisted DNA, at Thu Dec 07, 11:35:00 AM 2006  

  • Fuzzylogic:
    I hated those nauseatingly over enthusiastic salesmen.
    Yep! They pressure you so much!

    Orange pants?haha is it really a fashion trend there now?
    Telugu heroes are trying to start a trend I guess.

    Glad you made through the journey and the wedding.Enjoy the stay and get us all the best stories!:)
    Thank you. It's been a wonderful and relaxing vacation so far. Will write up more stories soon :)

    Lera:
    Good god, nice to know you at last did find something cater to your liking
    More importantly, to the salespersons liking :)

    getting the tailor do his job is yet another ordeal intself .
    You are absolutely right! All planets have to align to get a good pants made

    Canary:
    Welcome!

    the great shopping disaster!
    For some reason, the above line seems to describe my shopping experience

    loved ur blog.. :)
    Glad you liked it!

    Rohini:
    Why put yourse;f through this - go for readymade pants, I say
    The problem is, ready-made pants in my town are not made for humans :) Having pants made was my last resort :(

    By Blogger Twisted DNA, at Thu Dec 07, 11:47:00 AM 2006  

  • heheheee...
    So now all guys back home are wearing orange pants? Damn.. I need to go home just so that I can point and laugh..
    Take pics plzzzzzz

    By Anonymous Sakshi, at Thu Dec 07, 04:15:00 PM 2006  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Dec 07, 07:22:00 PM 2006  

  • God no!!! i'll die before i'm caught in orange pants Mary's feast or otherwise! :P

    By Blogger The Agony Aunt, at Thu Dec 07, 09:40:00 PM 2006  

  • LOL....I cant wait to read about the "ordeal at the tailor" :)

    By Blogger Neihal, at Thu Dec 07, 11:06:00 PM 2006  

  • dude!! you totally missed out on a pair of wickedly twisted orange pants...why??

    :D

    ...you so need the Madam to come shop with you.

    By Blogger Nachi, at Fri Dec 08, 08:34:00 AM 2006  

  • now you've broken the salesperson's heart! next you are going to break the tailor's heart. bet all your relatives are already nodding their heads sideways - wondering what 'Amrika' did to you. And did you pay by credit card? and did they tell you - 5% extra for credit card payments?

    By Blogger Something to Say, at Fri Dec 08, 11:39:00 AM 2006  

  • Orange pants=Govinda:-)

    Few years back I got pants & shirts stitched for hubby.. But thank God I didn't have to go through alot choosing & getting them stitched even though he wasn't there with me..

    Enjoy ur trip and these incidents will bring a smile on ur face even years from now:-)

    By Blogger mommyof2, at Fri Dec 08, 12:19:00 PM 2006  

  • Ha haha hha haha...

    Maybe next time you'll say that you want to buy cloth for the trousers of your boss who you really hate. I'm sure the salesperson will find exactly what you are looking for :D

    By Blogger Sudipta Chatterjee, at Fri Dec 08, 04:44:00 PM 2006  

  • Hope you are enjoying your vacation, including the trip to the tailor.Orange colored pants?

    By Blogger starry nights, at Sat Dec 09, 02:57:00 PM 2006  

  • I want to know what happened at the tailor- next post maybe?

    By Blogger artnavy, at Mon Dec 11, 12:26:00 AM 2006  

  • Hey come on...Orange is the color of flame, burning passion and all that. Do not deride the BJP, RSS, VHP et al!

    By Blogger freespirit, at Mon Dec 11, 12:29:00 AM 2006  

  • this somehow reminds me of a Friends/Seinfeld/Everybody Loves Raymond episode... since your life is turning into a sitcom, you should start shopping for producers once you get back to Cali!! :D

    By Blogger Shilpa, at Mon Dec 11, 07:11:00 AM 2006  

  • ooooooooh, you're back! so good to have you in the blogosphere again! you were missed :0)

    By Anonymous OrangeJammies, at Mon Dec 11, 07:20:00 AM 2006  

  • and u have blogged from India? awwwww I just came here after a long time and I see this post!

    ** I liked the cloth and he liked the price.

    LOL its always the case isnt it. They somehow sell u the expensive stuff.

    Missing ya...
    Keshi.

    By Blogger Keshi, at Mon Dec 11, 08:19:00 PM 2006  

  • oh yes, we do want to know about the ordeal at the tailor!

    And the best sentence of the post? Curtains rather than pants..

    By Blogger How do we know, at Tue Dec 12, 01:05:00 AM 2006  

  • O yes we want to know...
    And all the while, guess what was there in my mind. Mr. Bean in Love Actually!!!!!!!

    By Blogger Neha, at Tue Dec 12, 04:20:00 AM 2006  

  • *Orange should not be worn on any garment by those over 4 years of age*
    I object!!! Most vehemently!!!

    By Anonymous OrangeJammies, at Wed Dec 13, 01:02:00 AM 2006  

  • i think ur the second funny indian guy i have seen after russell peters :P

    By Blogger Isha, at Wed Dec 13, 07:40:00 PM 2006  

  • So you got a lesson now.Next time if you want to buy cloth take your wife with you or buy ready-made pants instead.

    By Blogger SM, at Thu Dec 14, 11:18:00 AM 2006  

  • want more posts.
    quick. quick

    By Blogger Minal, at Fri Dec 15, 07:24:00 AM 2006  

  • call fashion these days, woe to us all. haha. Someone needs to inform these people that our idea is to get compliments not get stared at hey! I can totally understand your ordeal! People do the same thing with saris. I've learn to tell them up front that it's ugly and that my taste is better than that and that if this is what people (maybe that is what they consider a compliment!). Anyway, nice to know you had a good trip. And I hope your tailored pants turned out okay.

    By Blogger Wolfsong, at Wed Dec 20, 11:40:00 PM 2006  

  • I think you're a damn nut
    who should be shot on sight.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Dec 21, 05:23:00 PM 2006  

  • Nice one...

    By Blogger The Smokin' WDM2, at Fri Dec 22, 08:33:00 PM 2006  

  • maybe you should turn off anonymous posts too. (i can say that since I'M now a "blogger".)

    By Blogger si, at Sat Dec 23, 03:40:00 PM 2006  

  • LOL... I am rolling with laughter... ur plight I admit (though rather shamefully) brings a smile to my face.... and I hope your pocket feels lighter and "Madam" is happy with ur choice as well :)

    By Blogger Aparna, at Tue Dec 26, 08:42:00 AM 2006  

  • //You don't even want to know
    the ordeal at the tailor.


    Yes, we do. BTW, 2 mins of pure humor. Good one !!!

    Cheers !

    By Anonymous Mythili, at Tue Dec 26, 03:25:00 PM 2006  

  • where are u? happy new year

    By Blogger artnavy, at Wed Dec 27, 10:40:00 PM 2006  

  • toooo good!!!
    i really liked the previous post.

    the inheriting bro-in-law part. LOL

    By Blogger dharmu, at Thu Dec 28, 09:48:00 AM 2006  

  • Ah, the art of compromise....I'm glad you got your pants eventually. I have very little patience for shopping myself.

    By Blogger Spider Girl, at Sat Dec 30, 04:41:00 PM 2006  

  • Happy new year:-)

    By Blogger mommyof2, at Sun Dec 31, 09:52:00 AM 2006  

  • Happy new year!I guess you are still enjoying your vacation!

    By Blogger Fuzzylogic, at Mon Jan 01, 12:51:00 PM 2007  

  • HappY New Year, TDNA! Are you still in India? If so, I envy you guys so much coz I've never been to Indian longer than 3 weeks!
    Have a wonderful 2007!

    By Anonymous Vani, at Tue Jan 02, 05:18:00 AM 2007  

  • hey Pants-shopper HAPPY NEW YEAR! :)

    When r u comin bakk? Enough of that holiday, Im missin ya too much!

    Keshi.

    By Blogger Keshi, at Wed Jan 03, 07:54:00 PM 2007  

  • why have u dissappeared off the face of the planet Blogosphere :( dont u care for us anymore??!

    By Blogger Isha, at Thu Jan 04, 09:20:00 PM 2007  

  • New yr yaar!!!Come back now..
    Have great yr ahead :)

    By Blogger Neha, at Thu Jan 04, 10:21:00 PM 2007  

  • we know u came back 2 weeks back;-) drop a line or 2:-)

    By Blogger mommyof2, at Sat Jan 06, 03:29:00 PM 2007  

  • Well, that's the magic of the 'personal touch'... The loving care and personal attention showered onto you by the family doctor/tailor/kirana store owner... That's the magic of India, which will ultimately have you wearing florescent green pants with yellow stripes...

    P.S. I realize my comment is over a year late. Must be jogging up your memory quite a bit

    By Anonymous hammy, at Mon Feb 18, 09:37:00 PM 2008  

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