My Shopping Spree

Who says men can not shop ? After listening lots of taanebaaji from my mother and sister, I decided to show off my shopping skills. I selected Big Bazaar in Raghuleela mall at Vashi .. next to my office.

With the courage of Shreeshant facing Brett Lee's bawling attack on Austrelian pitch, I straight way headed to grocery section. Took a trolly and started roaming around reading names and rates. I felt little confident after reading the names and called mom. Asked her to tell me what items I should bring. She was it surprised when she heard I am in mall for shopping. She started the list .. mug ardha kilo, masur, udid daal pav kilo, chavali ek kilo, vaal changale astil tar ek kilo etc. etc. etc.  Suddenly the items I saw few minutes ago started looking unfamiliar to me :) I double checked the section I was standing in. Tried doing some R&D but didn't work.

Mom was firing requests one after the other. After 5-6 minutes, I was about to give up. Suddenly I saw one kaku - aged 50-52 shopping next to me. She was looking at me for last 2-3 minutes. I gave my GREAT SMILE (pitty) with my chinese eyes (michmiche dole), innocent looks (bavlat aani buddhu chehraa) and dimples (galache khadde). Then things started moving smoothly. Kaku found all items my mom requested .. after that my part was just to pull the trally. The toughest section in question paper was solved :)
Then there was one more confusion in soaps section. I found it extremely difficult to classify soap bar used to wash cloths and utensils. All the names were looking similar. Finally I found the correct ones by recollecting their advertisements. (Prashant Damle : bayko geli maheri, kaam kari pitambari etc.)

Finally, I should say .. the attempt was successful. I could collect more than 85% of the requested items. And the lesson learned was ... next time first find some kaku and then only call mom :D


उन्मुक्त said...

अरे चिट्ठे का शीर्षक हिन्दी में है तो हिन्दी में क्यों नहीं लिखते।

कृपया वर्ड वेरीफिकेशन हटा लें। मेरी उम्र के लोगों को यह तंग करता है।

Mandar Deodhar said...

I don't want myself to restrict with any language. Expressing my thoughts is more important.

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Anonymous said...

.....getting ready for post-marriage life.....

Mandar Deodhar said...


I'll share one more incidence here. Few months back I went to Nirmal Lifestyle with my sister. We're carrying 4-5 bags .. 2 each. We took Baskin Robins Ice Cream. I finished early; took all the bags and asked sister to finish it quickly while moving. She was walking ahead of me with Ice cream and I was following her with 5 bags in hand. After walking for 2-3 minutes, I suddenly realized females looking at me ;)
Immediately I asked my sister to stop, let her finish her ice cream, shared the bags and moved ahead. I'll always remember this incidence whenever I visit any mall :D

Anonymous said...

:-D hahaha