Sunday, November 11, 2012

Men will be men will be men !


Recently hubby and I received a gift voucher each as a token of appreciation on the success of an endeavor at office. It was quite a reasonable amount, and since the firm we work for is a leading retailer, the voucher could be used at any of our own outlets, which included department stores as well as sophisticated lifestyle stores. The Lifestyle outlet featured brands like Swarovski, Chanel, Nikon, Fizzler, Samsonite, Moulinex, and the like. On receipt of the voucher, I started weaving dreams.


Do I want Chanel eye liner or a handbag? Handbag –no. I don’t carry them to office, as I use a laptop  backpack. Over the weekend I have a toddler to carry or run around so the handbag will not be of much use. Most importantly the handbag will stay in the car and I will not get a chance to show it off. However the eye liner can be used on all the above scenarios as well. Okay so Chanel eye liner it is. It would be great if I could carry the eyeliner in a Chanel handbag…...but let’s get real. Oh my God, I cant wait to go to my friends in India and start the cheap show offs.

 Hubby interrupted my day dreams, held his voucher and said ‘Wow so the company is paying for Aaron’s pampers this month! hahaha’.

I jumped up in horror. ‘What?! Pampers ?’

‘Then what’? Asked he.

My dreams about the Chanel eyeliner shook vigorously but refused to shatter. It still stood a chance. I shook my head hiding the horror of buying diapers with that voucher and dint spill my ideas immediately -Four years of marriage and seven years of knowing him gave me an idea about what to say and when ;-). So we forgot about the vouchers until we were reminded again by some colleagues that it came with an expiry date. We ditched the Lifestyle store which had the Swarovski and Chanel, and headed straight to the department store, from where we got gifts for family and friends for Christmas and also the pampers. We spent much more than what the voucher was worth, but the vouchers covered up a major portion of the disaster of Christmas expenditure.

 At the cash counter, I told him how I had planned to buy Chanel eyeliner earlier but it felt a lot better this way.

On our way back, hubby was amused at my Chanel idea and said…

 ‘This time we can be extra lavish about pampers …hahaha..If I had not intervened you’d have gone to lifestyle and got that…  ‘

Pause.

‘Got that….Chanel…. ‘

‘Umm…’

‘Chanel…’

‘Eye… whats that… eye-opener?’

:-\

36 comments:

  1. Just happened to stop buy at your blog.

    Kudos to both of you for your achievement at Office. Keep it up.

    Wishing you and family a Happy Diwali and Merry Christmas

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  2. ‘..eye-opener?’LOL.. Men will be men :)
    BTW when our friends and relatives were gifting my son dress and toys, I was wishing that they gifted pampers instead.

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    1. Honestly I always want to buy pampers whenever I visit a new born. But the people who come with me usually pull me back. Pampers? When you visit someone?! They ask. But that is the most useful utility gift one can ever think of. What else does a new born need isn't it?
      And thanks for the laughs and the comment :-)

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  3. LOL! Nice one.. and congrats on the achievement :)

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  4. That gave me a good chuckle this morning. The difference between males and females is drastic but necessary. Us men hate it when our women don't wear eye opener. :-)
    Great fun post!!

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    1. hahaha thanks Grayquill ! I dint know that men actually notice the eye opener !

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  5. I would have expected him to suggest one of those latest gadgets. (Isn't Pampers much better.)

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    1. Nono ..this voucher could be used only at our own outlets which dint have any gadget brands...thats why pampers came into picture...otherwise I wouldnt have even seen my voucher!

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  6. ROFL!! :D Sounds like something Papa would have said too! :)

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    1. Correct ! I also thought the same thing while I was compiling this post :D

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  7. Your hubby is not among the typical men! If so he would hav thought abt a phone/tab/shades! :-P
    He s matured!

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    1. haha Rohan you got it wrong. If the voucher could be used in gadget outlets we would not be having this discussion. There were certain brand limitations to using this voucher which forced him to say pampers :D He knows that if he dint specify that, there is always Chanel and Swarovski to invest on !

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  8. Anita,

    LOL, specially on the closing line. You could not have made out a sound statement about Men will be Men than this.

    Take care

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  9. I think every girl deserves a bit of Chanel ;)
    And men, they will never ever get it *sigh*

    I dont take my boyfriend for shopping just because his first question is always 'Why do you need this' :|

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    1. Yeah never take boys for shopping..take your best gal pal along u will never regret it!

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  10. haha You know what Anita, you should go ahead and buy that eye opener.. opps liner :-)

    Sorry have been away but have read the laptop post too! Hope you had a great diwali, and yay for all the christmas shopping..

    and BTW congratulations on winning that voucher!

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    1. Thanks! Yeah had a good Diwali, hope yours went great too!

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  11. Trust me, I had to read the last few lines 3 times to understand what it actually meant! Guys will be guys, after all :D

    Congratulations on the recognition from office and the voucher! :)

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    1. hahaha thats funnier than the post LOL! One man's blunder takes another man some effort to even understand :D

      And thanks, they gave the vouchers to everyone in the project ;-)

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  12. Eye-opener was LOL stuff but whattay waste of a coupon;-(
    Chanel everything is nice....next time u get the voucher, try the Coco Chanel Parfum....you can never go wrong there. And [Mark my words] after tht one gets over, ur H without a murmur will buy u the next bottle;-D.

    Congrats on the success of the endeavour:-))!!!!

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    1. Thank you!
      And point noted about the perfume. I am buying it, voucher or not.

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  13. Eye-opener, Wow! your husband does sound interesting but the fact is that all husbands are 'interesting' like that. The minute I saw the word, 'voucher,' I started imagining so many things. The idea of a perfume by Chanel sure is a great choice.

    Hope you were happy with the voucher's gift rather gifts.

    Joy always,
    Susan

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  14. hhAhahhahahha... so did you buy your eye opener? ;)

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  15. You can buy a Lakme Eye-liner and look as stunning ;)

    Eye-opener!!! We assume that we are dressing up for our men, but I guess they don't even pay attention!!

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    1. Lakme eyeliner gives me dry and flaky eyelids :-|

      Ya..! I know..! They dont deserve the pain we take ! :D

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  16. gift vouchers used to give me nightmares ... as you said, we end up spending more than mentioned in the vouchers ..!

    nice to read this post in morning .. thanks!

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    1. Eye-opener in ever sense of the word. We have this programmed into us. Wonderful post. Lovely blog.. I am subscribing. Dad loves the discount sales. Amma runs away when he offers to take her to one.

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