the sari tale
i realized finally after all these yrs (no i'm not telling u how many, unless of course u choose to look up my profile), how to make ppl take notice of me. wear something outrageous.
let's get to the start of the story. the garment in question is a saree and the intent, well, quite unintentional. so i had to wear this saree due to several forceful factors comprising mainly of mother-in-law. Garbed thus, i hung around the house while 25 old women ran around cooking 50 different dishes, commenting on how things ought to have been, but well, they would make do with what they had, because the intent was more important, and that sort of thing. so i spent the better half of the day pretending to be busy, walking from one room to another, lest people comment on how the daughter-in-law was too posh to do anything. it didn't help that i sat around reading a salman rushdie at the start of the day. of course i did that only as a last resort, when people stopped going by my road (i should say that i had my share of interesting sights standing in the balcony, including an old woman driving a bullock cart). in any case, finally somebody served me food, and many commented on how i wasted all the (boring) stuff, but i was too happy eating all the goodies to retort. after all, after all the hard work they had put in, the least they could do was criticize my eating habits. also i was glad to hide behind my friend and her mother who, by the way, came too late.
i was finally glad to come to office after what i thought was an opportunity to show off my non-culinary and non-householdy skills.
so i came to office just in time to get raped for something that wasn't even my fault (isn't it always that way?). in any case i didn't feel too bad abt it. damn, i actually felt good abt it, 'cause it wasn't my fault when it could've easily been.
of course, the rapist never noticed that i was wearing something 'outrageous'. the rest of the office junta did, and fortunately mistook it for 'gorgeous'. as an explanation, i had to dish out the story of the 'sumangali prarthanai' to everyone, and thought, what the heck, might as well put it on my blog. and hence, the treatment u have been subjected to for the last 5 minutes (unless of course, you decided to not read it). anyway gotta go now. i got another person approaching me, and for once, i'll have an answer to their question.