Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Shopping - ' exclusively hers '

What is it with shopping and happiness? Is retail therapy for real ?

I think it is .I get a great deal of happiness while shopping...be it any place..it need not be any expensive place...even ordinary shops wld do...but the the crowd in the pavement shops is a bit too much to handle .

I feel if there is nothing purchased at the end of the session..it is waste of efforts..again if I have spent too much..I feel guilty. So it has to be in moderation.
Coming back home and looking at the purchases is another pleasure :)

A piece of advice..if there is one species that shd not be taken along while shopping its called 'human male' species . It has the potent ingredient called 'nagging' that can kill any shopping happiness. And just when u think u have found the rt dress and want to try it on...the species goes into the 'hunger mode' and wants lunch at 10:30 AM and all after it has gobbled down a dozen idlies.

If the species also happens to fall under the sub-category 'brother' then beware , it's the deadliest of the strains and may even resort to a volley of expletives in public .

So friends...enjoy shopping..leave the species behind....rt where it belongs...in front of the idiot box :))

btw...this is a 'humor' post :))

48 comments:

thoughts of a blank mind said...

ohh please!! I come from human male species, but i love shopping!! and I know a lot of similar species people having interest in shopping!! Do Not generalize!!

Sree's Views said...

Hey Amit..
Are u talking abt the 8+ hrs u guys spend trying to make up ur mind as to which music system to go for when there are only 2 choices and stay in the same shop all the while :P

kamal anjelo said...

Lol...females have more patience, that helps them to look all of the things in a shop and still they can come out empty handed, confused.

we males...are more clear, and we do our research before buying anything.that makes our job easier, simpler.

p.s : this is just my personal opinion :)

Pegasus said...

//btw...this is a 'humor' post :))//

:)) so u have to actually tell people that they need to laugh????

Sree's Views said...

Hey Kamal..
coming empty handed is no problem..the idea is to enjoy the experience :)
and doing research before buying is not shopping..that's called picking it up :)

see yaa :)

Ravi said...

Sree,
T.Nagar-la esp Ranganathan street-la I like to observe the people who come to do shopping. Most of them so engrossed with the goodies that they forget the outside world (read 'their little children'). And yes, the act of unpacking the new goodies at home is another joy. But above all, I just love to be in the crowd and observe the many many people and in this my favourite store is "Saravana Stores" (the one on Panagal park).

Btw, as Amit says, I think the differentiations between male/female with respect to shopping is shrinking. Men can also be equally bad ;-)

Sree's Views said...

Hey Pegasus..

//:)) so u have to actually tell people that they need to laugh???? //

yeah..now that u r done with the reading..I will pull it out :))

Sree's Views said...

RAVI

Ravi...u keep observing ppl who come to shop ? I dont even know what is happening around me while I shop :)
But dont u think Ranganathan street is very crowded ? That's the only thing that deters me.
Saravana stores must be really good..lot of ppl keep talking abt it.
I like places like Spencer plaza where u have a variety of shops and eateries (a mall, basically )

//I think the differentiations between male/female with respect to shopping is shrinking.//
good :)

Men can also be equally bad ;-) //
vaanga..indha summer fulla ungalukku 'koozh' dhaan :P :))

Ravi said...

Sree,
Spencer, mall, appadi ippadi-nu solreenga!! Idhulerndhe unga "range" enna-nu puriyudhu!!!

Well, the reason I like Saranava is for the choice and price range. You get bost expensive and cheap ones too. But what you have to withstand is the crowd! You need to have real good patience.
Ranganathan street is damn crowded - agreed! But isn't the crowd the highlight of Ranganathan street?

ha ha koozha? Anyway, indha summer-kku koozh nalladhu dhaane ;-)

Jeevan said...

You escaped in the end telling this is a 'humor' post:)
happy shopping, but I won’t like going to shopping and standing beside till they select. Its years… i went to shopping with parents.

Voracious Blog Reader said...

Haw haw haw,

ROTFL. True, true, very true. And ask the "species" to choose between two colours, the duller version will be chosen.

Voracious Blog Reader

sahasra said...

Gud article on Shopping, Sree...
I agree with U...Now-a -days,I just go alone n njoy shopping for hrs....Even shopping for groceries gimme immense pleasure.....

thoughts of a blank mind said...

@sree: I don't know a thing about music systems. well i was talking about clothing, thats the major part of my shopping, second comes groceries and I like them both!!
I don't go shopping for lingerie or cosmetics so no idea if that would be interesting :P.

balar said...

I love visiting shopping malls..
I like the lightings,colors and dresses(shopla bommai mela potturuppangalae athai sonnen.:))
Sometimes we feel that we need more than 2 eyes..that i feel whenever i go to shopping malls.
espicially in summer season, ore summer special dressesa irukkum..:))

womens mattum shopukkulle pona adhu avangalukku happiness.
womensa shopkulle anupittu mens veliya ninnu vedikai parkiradhu mens ikku happiness.
rendu perum sernthu shopkulla pona aiyoo pavam rendu perukkume unhappiness.:))

@VBR
unge comments parthathum recenta oru joke padichen adhan yabagam varudhu.

Manaivi : Enge inga vandhu parunga, pakkathu veetukaran wife katti irukkira
saree evvalavu azahga irukku nu.

Kanavan : Innaikku thandi ennoda selection nalla irukkunu solli irukke..

Indha jokeikku "moral" sollanuma?

Adika varadheenga just a joke..:))

Sowmya said...

'human male' species ...haha..very much true...lol

Sree's Views said...

RAVI

Spencer , Mall ellam pona mattum ellam vaangiduvoma..so range ellam illai :)

yes...my mother loves Ranganathan street..but romba crowdnga..neenga sollara maari adhaan highlight. But koncham over crowd adhu.

Koozha enjoy pannidareengala....ayyo...appo ungalukku no mangoes :P

have a nice day :)

Sree's Views said...

JEEVAN

Hey Jeevs....
neenga ellam saathuveengannu thaan 'humor post' nnu pottuten :P
paatheengala ..naan sonnadhu correctdaaney..men dont like to go shopping and wait till we finish with ours..they get restless and they'd be stuck in some shirt shop or music shop :P

thanks Jeevs...have a nice day :)

Sree's Views said...

ENGA PARTNER :P

Hey V...kootaaleee :)
nalla sonnel pongo :P
dullna dull colors :(
sometimes when we ask them
to choose between two dresses they even
choose without seeing :P

Appuram computer vandhaacha?
How are u ?
:)

Sree's Views said...

SAHASRA

Hello Sahasra..
Glad to know u enjoyed ur long weekend :)
//I agree with U...Now-a -days,I just go alone n njoy shopping for hrs....//
exactly :) I take my time...decide which shop to spend more time , when to take a break and generally have a good time :)
Shopping for groceries is diff in the US..rt ?
take care :)
have a great day :)

Sree's Views said...

TOBM

Hey Amit ,
// @sree: I don't know a thing about music systems. well i was talking about clothing, thats the major part of my shopping, second comes groceries and I like them both!! //
yes..men love shopping for shirts and Ts.
hey u forgot shoes....oh my god...that is one place they take the lives out of the salesppl...for one pair of sneakers :P
U like grocery shopping ? yeah..that makes sense..even we like strolling down the aisles reading the labels and relaxing :)

//I don't go shopping for lingerie or cosmetics so no idea if that would be interesting :P. //
oh....I never thgt men go lingerie shopping nor expected the girls to take the guys with them....but if someone wants to see if its interesting...what's to stop them ?
cosmetics....hmm ok..what about perfumes :P How long do u spend in perfumes shops in outlet malls :P

So how did u spend ur long weekend ?

Sree's Views said...

BALA

hey Bala :)
I love visiting shopping malls..
I like the lightings,colors and dresses(shopla bommai mela potturuppangalae athai sonnen.:))//
adhu sari..neenga bommai dhaan paapeenaga....salma akka bommais :P

Sometimes we feel that we need more than 2 eyes..that i feel whenever i go to shopping malls.
espicially in summer season, ore summer special dressesa irukkum..:))//
yaa...naan paathu irukken anga spring collections nnu kalakala irukkum :P

rendu perum sernthu shopkulla pona aiyoo pavam rendu perukkume unhappiness.:))//
idhaan idhaan idhaan naanum sonnen :))
appuram VBR kku neenga sonna joke

ha ha ha ha ha :))
enssooii :)

Sree's Views said...

SOWMYA

Hey Soms...
ennadhu idhu otha vari comment ?
when I said 'retail therapy' I was only thinking abt u..no..no...not bcos u shop till u drop..because u r the expert on analysing human emotions :)

yes..'human male' species..apt term, rt ;-)
:))
take care , Soms :)

Prerna said...

I agree with you Sree. If you want to enjoy shopping never take a male with you. Not only they hate shopping themselves, they make sure you don't enjoy it either.

Thiru said...

hundreds of thousand years back male Homo sapiens were on hunting spree while females with their babies on shoulder were collecting shells (sea food) and picking fruits (colorful!! color conscious?) as a food gathering practice and the habit hasn't died out... it is lingering even now and resonating in the form of shopping spree, exploring shop after shop, collecting pearls and diamonds (replacement to shells) and anything that interests them!

summava paatu elutharaan ...

female species: Vaazhum varaikum naan selavaaga varavaa?!!

btw does FEMALE means Fatally Endangering MALE species?

Just Words said...

Hi,

Doctors call it “Compulsive shopping disorder “ and it just happens that "human male" species is resistant to it :-)

வேதா said...

good humorous post shree but i too dont have the patience, u can include me in the list of paaraku paarthal as ravi pointed out :) jus two days bfore i went to saravana stores usually i dont go there bcos i hate crowds. velila varathukallu oru vazhi agiten enga amma rendu saree eduka one hr spend paninaanga, naana iruntha will jus select the ones which i like at the first sight and jus run away enaku konja neram shopping paninaley pasika arambichudum :D

Curious said...

"If the species also happens to fall under the sub-category 'brother' then beware" Fact pa!!!!

Sree's Views said...

PRERNA

Hi Prerna :)
How are u ?
Its so nice to know that I am not alone in this :)
I dont know if they hate shopping , Prerna..but they sure dont know shopping :))
see yaa !

Sree's Views said...

THIRU

Hey Thiru...

Yes..we were always food collectors..all the food we collected with so much of difficulty was walloped shamelessly by the males :P
So we shifted to pearls and diamonds :P

btw "a successful man is one who earns more than his wife can spend"

poyee ellarum successfulaa irukka try pannungappa ;-) :))

Sree's Views said...

JUST WORDS

Hey JW...
and in men its called "Compulsive Nagging Disorder" :P
and it affects only the 'human male' species...
hey..wait a minute...
u have no right to support the species :))
I remember ur post on ur shopping experience and how u were lost without a girl's help :))

take care and keep smiling :)

Sree's Views said...

VEDA

Hello Vedha :)
Vaanga vaanga :) welcome here !

Naangalum 'paraaku paakara' kind thaan ,Vedha. Aana adhula kooda oru happiness irukku :)
Naan kooda unga amma maari dhaan...oru saree edukka oru 200 sarees paathadhaan eduppen....appo dhaan thirupthi :)
Adhu epadeenga...modhalaye onnu pidichaalum ellathaiyum paathadhaaney oru satisfaction ?
2 weeks back enga amma va oru marathon shopping kootittu ponnen :)
my mom said "idhaan naan en life la modha murai ipadee early morning la irundhu raathiri 11 varaikkum shopping pannadhu " nnu oru awe oda sonnaanga :)

see u in ur blog , Veda :)

Sree's Views said...

CURIOUS

Hello C ,
How are u ? Long time no see ?

//"If the species also happens to fall under the sub-category 'brother' then beware" Fact pa!!!! //
Aamam :(
How much we do for them...but all we get is this :(
cheer up , C ..atleast we are not alone in this :)
see yaa :)

Thiru said...

hoi SREE

//btw "a successful man is one who earns more than his wife can spend" //

Wow...! thanks sree! now I understand the quote so well...

"Behind every successful man there is a woman"

needless to say about that woman's shopping nature!

//poyee ellarum successfulaa irukka try pannungappa ;-) :))//

poyee ella male suum successfulaa irukka vidunga!!

Sree's Views said...

THIRU

THIRU

Helloooo..

//poyee ella male suum successfulaa irukka vidunga!! //

saringa :) actualla ippo kooda naanga shopping dhaan panittu irukkom :)

:))

pria said...

Window shopping is more fun than real shopping.

sahasra said...

We have Huge grocery shops(5 times larger than Food Marts in India)in US..We have a Mexican fruit n vegetable shop ...U'll find around 20-25 varieties of fruits n 30-40 varieties of vegetables(from diff countries).I'll upload the pictures of Joe in my blog soon...We get fresh veg in Indian groceries on Monday,so another visit for veg...

Sree's Views said...

PRIYA

Hey Priya,
How are u ?
Exactly ! Window shopping is great fun :)

Sree's Views said...

Hello Sahasra ,
Is it ? It must be real fun to shop in those huge places.
25 varieties of fruits and 40 varieties of vegetables are really something :)
I am sure u are having a whale of a time :)
wow !
Have a happy weekend :)

btw...are u working ? Which part of AP are u from ? I am familiar with Vizag :)

sahasra said...

I am a housewife,will be working from oct most prob...I am from vizag and U???

Sree's Views said...

Hi Sahasra..
I am from Chennai..its just that we frequent Vizag a lot and so know the place pretty well :)

Good luck with ur job :)

Voracious Blog Reader said...

Nope, not yet. :(

How are you?

Voracious Blog Reader

Sree's Views said...

Hey V...
I am doing fine..
what are the plans for the weekend ?

Anonymous said...

so!. Admist all the noise you just posted, why don't you listen just a second your consciousness jsut crying!. give it just one second, ask with intent, listen without justification, act on your inner voice. have fun!. regards, 2 ila than 1 na othada varaen.

Anonymous said...

Hey Sree,
Please discard my previous comments. It was not intented here. Anyway, anyone who listened to thier inner voice have never failed. have fun!

Thiru said...

//THIRU

THIRU

Helloooo.. //

neengal thodarbu kollum en ippothu pisyaaga ullathaal innum naarpathu shop... shoppitu thodarbu kollavum... ting!

Sree's Views said...

THIRU

"...idhu wrong number paaa :(
vaa yaa ! namba poyee 50 aavadhu kadaiya paakalaam :) "

Adiya said...

konjam late dhaan sree ...

all i know Shopping is also a Therapy. :) when u stressed if u spent out 1Rs kadalai pocket in a busy shopping area or a beach or temple and talk a stroll thats also a shopping and brings lot of energy to the normal system. i started off with kadalai pocket buti can go up to a vanhausen shirt depends on the buying potential.

:) human male ellam naan jute inga. :)

Sree's Views said...

Hey adiyaa...
epdee irukeenga ?
enna busyaa?
Naan ippodhaan indha commenta paathen..I wish there was a recent comment section in blogspot like how they have in wordpress.
I completely agree with u...I have mentioned in the post..the place need not be expensive..even buying things in the beach...picking each piece..inspecting it..bargaining...all adds to the pleasure..
And I love shopping in India...u can even buy things for 10rs and u still have a handfull of things :)

:) human male ellam naan jute inga. :) //
adhu chuma joke nga...sirichittu jute vidunga :)