Monday, April 30, 2007

Girl Vs Guy

I know am treading a very touchy topic. Am just presenting facts here.

I've been fortunate [unfortunate?] to go shopping with women friends. Fortunate, because, your legs get the day's/week's workout in the 2-3 hours spent at the outlet. If the outlet is as big as the Lifestyle showroom in chennai citicentre, sometimes the "shoppers" would have done 4-5 "laps" of a particular floor, the male being led. If we were to trace the path, brownian motion would lose out. The opposite sex just lose themselves inside the shop. Their eyes lit up, like the way a cricket batsman's when he sees a loose ball coming at him, and their instinct just leads them [just the way a batsman's instinct leads him to chase the ball to the boundary]. If only the bowlers were as generous as the retail outlet's dress collection. For a girl, all of the display is appealing. Inside the shop, the visual trigger is too much for her to resist. The comfort and the ease with which they step in and merge and become one with the shop is a lesson in "bonding".

The only other comparable experience for me... has been when i enter into hmmm... a Sports shop. The visual trigger on seeing the bats, racquets and more of them is just too much to resist.

And am led .. again! and i lose myself!


Abhinav Vinayakh Shankar said...

Now thats experience talking!

Abhinav Vinayakh Shankar said...

Know what, these outlets should have a mini bar counter where we can relax, grab a beer and maybe watch some football while the women folk get their shopping done!

Archu said...

For once i have to agree "When women are depressed, they eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It's a whole different way of thinking".....Nice one KK!!

Karthikeyan....KK said...

Abhi - Naah, prefer it this way! We get to do our "daily runs" this way :P

Archu - Eat or shop not a problem, but who pays for the binge - eating and shopping!!! :P

Boston said...

or go to Shoppers Stop! :D

Kay kay said...

Boston - Prefer "Sportus" in Adayar anyday!!

Prashanth said...

and considering the number of female fans and friends you have ... you must be doing this very very often ! :D

Oxymoron said...

Its all about the experience KK!! Shopping isnt just the act of falling prey to visual triggers and walking out zombied by the objects on offer and quite a few rupees less. Its that AND the whole experience of therapy, bonding, negotiating and regretting! hehehe!!
By the way, you dont have to go to Lifestyle or Shoppers Stop or any one of those fancy rip-the-customers-to-pay-for-the-
airconditioning-shops, the junk jewellery shops in pondy bazaar will bear witness to the very same emotions!
Kudos to the shopping ambidexterity of us women!