My husband, Rahul’s cousin was getting married. We had planned to shop for dresses for ourselves and a gift for him. It was a pleasant Saturday evening when we headed out for the Saree shop. “Please honey, don’t take much time na? I hate waiting” said Rahul. Men will always be men. I think it’s the stigma attached with selecting a saree than the whole procedure. I had a bluish green coloured, double sided 4 inch border saree in mind. To my surprise the shopkeeper found the right one. Rahul was happy; then again the same in a Reddish yellow was also awesome. But then he insisted that I look fabulous in blue. So I took it. It was time to pick up the accessories; we entered a pearls and Gems shop. As I took out the saree, the lady brought out various collections of jewellery in blue Metal, blue pearl and blue Stone. It was so difficult to decide, since I already had a collection in blue pearl I thought I will go in for the blue metal. But my saree had the golden tinge and this had silver. Do not mix metals, so goes the mantra. Finally after ½ hour of debate, rahul practically grabbed the Stone collection and pushed me out of the shop. Only then I realized that I had to buy blue bindi and hair clip. As we hopped from one platform shop to another in search of the round shaped, less gold more blue (bluish green) bindi, rahul lost his patience midway. “You are getting the next available pack in blue and that’s it” He said. How can he be so heartless? After all, people are primarily going to look at face right? “Honey, you go have a coke, I will come in ten minute” I said. Men will always be men. 5 minutes later I found the right one and a clip to go with it. My god Shoes!!! I forgot them completely. I rushed to the shoe shop to buy a Bluish Jodhpuri sandal( I cant wear leather with saree… come on!). After the ten minutes, the extended ten minutes and more extended 10 minutes, rahul came in search of me just as I was haggling with a handbag seller over a blue embellished bag. “Do you want to look like a Blue glob? This is too much.. I cant stand anymore blue thingy on you man!”. Men… They don’t have any sense of fashion at all. As rahul walked on, I bought the bag (50 rs less ofcourse!! My haggling skills paid off). “Ok fine no more blue on me. Now let’s get you a blue shirt!”. So saying, I dragged him to a Shirting Showroom. He walked in took a bottle green shirt and an ink blue shirt, tried both on, liked the green and bought it. We had spent less than 5 minutes when we walked out of the showroom. Men……

We had just come back from the wedding. As I entered the house, Rahul pulled me and said “God! How can you look so gorgeous in this attire? I never imagined you would look like this. The time we spent shopping was worth after all. I just couldn’t take me eyes off you. Love you soo much honey!!” I just smiled. After all … Men will always be Men!

PS : – I didnt write this to hurt the sentiments of anybody. All incidents are purely fictional. :)