Not too long ago, in the city of Mumbai..a couple was planning a holiday to celebrate their second wedding anniversary...!
Okay now that's too dramatic..so let me just get straight to the point.
It was decided..Maldives would be our next holiday destination....and since no holiday is complete without a new wardrobe... (Are you listening, Mr. Husband?) I had no option but to go shopping. ;)
Being the lazy person that I am, very predictably I ended up at a store close to my home. I told the salesman a regular one, that I needed clothes that feel and shout beaches, and he started showing me the huge collection at his store.
Whatever, he showed, I just didn't seem to like it..too short, too loud, too common..my adjectives just wouldn't stop.
And then, the salesman gave me a knowing smile ..something had happened..it was a moment.. felt like a moment of enlightenment for the salesman. He said ..I know what u need...GANDHI PANTS!
I was flummoxed..! My brain was scanning data at lightening speed.
Gandhi Topi - check,
Nehru Jacket - check.
Modi Kurta - check.
Still no clue.
Did Gandhiji really wear pants?? Of course he did... but he was famous with the dhoti on. Gosh..!
All those years of reading fashion magazines, following fashion blogs, seemed like a waste..!
Did it really happen?? The local salesman knew more than I did..!
Finally I gave up and asked the salesman what Gandhi pants were.
And he was like..don't you know?..They are very ''in'' these days, and everyone wears them..!
Inside I was angry at my ignorance, and tired of his bragging. Damn it ..just show it to me..and kill the suspense.
But being The Miss Congeniality that I am ..I asked him humbly (or so sounding) May I have a look?
After a couple of secs, out came the Gandhi Pants..!
This? Really? What the #$%&...!
Maintaining a calm composure I said: These are Harem pants..I didn't know these were called Gandhi pants..!
He said..Arre Madam that's what it is... Hey Ram pants..! HEY RAM???
Now trying to show off his General Knowledge..he said don't you know the final words of Gandhiji?? HEY RAM!
Thats why HEY RAM pants are also called Gandhi pants..!
What a revelation! Mystery solved finally.
HEY RAM..!(face palm)
My blogger mind was screaming at this man's stupidity, and wanted him to realise his mistake. But I let better sense prevail and simply smiled at the salesman and let the moment pass.
So finally what did I buy?? No Gandhi Pants(wink) for sure...I feel they make my pear shaped frame look bigger..!
Just a few casual tshirts, beach shorts, dresses and flip flops, always work for me in the waters.