Thursday, August 04, 2005

Since We Are On The Topic...

Does anyone else wonder why most folks at Indian stores are dressed to their nines...I don't remember this being a custom from back home??Have you ever felt severely under dressed while loading your shopping bag with ready made parantha's and samosa's? Please tell me that you have looked at your shorts and floater clad appendages wistfully as some Aunty walked by in the oh-so-beautiful churidar with perfectly manincured feet in dainty Kolhapuri sandals leaving just a whiff of perfume behind?

8 comments:

Sagnik Nandy said...

oh, i have this theory on this matter that all Indians here celebrate once a week "See I am an Indian" day. So not only do the aunties where their churidars and bindi et al. even the kids can be seen in ghagras and whatevers - very amusing

Amlan said...

Interesting observation! I never did notice it, but then in Seattle the only people who came shopping were techies taking a break from MS next door (probably after urgent ("Suniye ji ...") phone calls from their wives.

M (tread softly upon) said...

Nice to have you back Anyesha...I guess the one's who come shopping in their Sunday best are the one's who are cooped up in their houses all week and look forward to this sojourn to the Indian grocery store and treat it as a socializing event: dressed to kill so that if they run into anyone they know, they can stand around and talk about where they got this salwar from and when they had that jewelery made!
Sorry to hear about your car though and worse still the hassle.

Anyesha said...

Sagnik: I like your theory period.

Amlan: you wouldn't notice...you see this is an east coast thing!!!

M: My car is back and life is sweet. But what baffles me is the urge to dicuss your latest accquistions in the sartorial department with strangers in grocery store aisles...wouldn't it be more comfortable to do it over hot chai in your living room with other similiar minded individuals! But I completely agree with the fact that most people treat it as a socializing event.

M (tread softly upon) said...

ahh...you miss the point here. These are not strangers. They are people they know, of course. And yes why they don't do it over chai at home beats me, may be next time we should just ask them, huh?

M (tread softly upon) said...

glad to know ur car's back though :)

Anyesha said...

m: we could get together over chai and discuss why they don't get together over chai!!!! hihhihii...yeah its nice to have the car back.

Amlan said...

Unfortunately, Anyehsa, I am no more a west-coaster (though my heart remains there)... I've been downgraded to an upper mid-westerner... or may be a Great Laker... or just Superior if you don't mind.