I wore err.. am wearing an extremely bright dress to work today. Very unprofessional but wanted to experiment. Check out the reactions aaannd my immediate thoughts:
- Bus driver: Doesn’t even demand to see my ID. I guess he is still blinking his eyes out :)!
- Bus-mate 1: “Hey whatz up? You getting married or what?”
- My reaction: Meri marzi !! And what does marriage have to do with this?
- Bus-mate 2: “Wow……”
- My reaction: Now what am I to make of it?
- Bus-mate 3: “Where did you get the material? I want the same for my daughter.”
- My reaction: Oh yeah?? I happen to know that her daughter is three years old. Haal behaal !!
- Security guy: Double checks my ID.
- My reaction: Sheesh !!
- Smishr: “How come you are dressed like a traffic-signal?”
- My reaction:
- Optimistic: Wow… that means I am actually a show-stopper? Thanks!
- Pessimistic: Do I look that bad?
- Aki: (stays silent) and on enquiring tells one of the most effective words – “Bad”.
- My reaction: That was one of the most ‘wunderful’ compliments I had ever received. But then, I trust her judgment.
- Jer: “Hey nice dress !”
- My reaction: I look carefully at his face to see if he is sarcastic. But no – he does not have a wicked grin on this fact to accompany his words. So, it must be a compliment :).
- Tu: (every time he looks in my direction) “He he he he”
- My reaction: Monkey dancing here??
- CC (cantankerous colleague, with an evil smile): “Hey Chitra, you look extremely bright today.”
- My reaction: Whaddya mean? I was born bright !!
- Tea-wala: “Yen Madam? Yen special?” (What Madam? What special?)
- My reaction: A big smile and whisking off the tea right under his nose. I concentrated more on the tea rather than the ‘compliment’.
This is just half the story since I am yet to go home! Abhi interval :) !!
Good that I do not believe in the adage: “All good things come to an end”.