25 July 2011

From Your Partner’s Wardrobe

What would you borrow from your partner’s wardrobe? I have absolutely no clue what the men would want to take from their woman’s wardrobe but I am sure many women would love to trade their man’s white shirt. After all, most men do have a great range of formal white shirts. [Aside: just wondering: why on earth do they really have those many whites? So that it makes them, the mean monsters, look decent & genteel?]

You have heard of the saying “size does matter”, right? It surely does in my case. Considering my man is a towering six footer, & me a Lilliput at five feet, there really isn’t much I can borrow from his wardrobe, without ending up looking like a drag queen. What can I, a petite woman at 50kg, take from the wardrobe of a man who is a little over 98 kg & still counting? Well, nothing except his bath towel! The one that discolors within two days of being used? How gross! No, thank you. Or maybe his handkerchiefs! Hell, no! Not that.

What a pity!

If I COULD [note: ‘could’ being the operative word here. I can’t, because his foot is a like mini cricket bat, for which he shops asking for “the last size (meaning something beyond size 12!)& still doesn’t find one that fits him!]; I really wish I could borrow his black Red Tape shoes: elegant, classy, and sturdy. You see, women’s shoes are mostly elegant, classy but rarely sturdy. No, I am not talking about floaters.

But since I can’t, I may have to settle for his collection of deodorants. On second thoughts, no…not that either. Imagine me, walking around town, Axe sprayed all over me. And imagine still, the reactions of a special category of men who are turned on by a woman with a ‘manly’ scent! Or worse, the disapproving glances of another, more normal category of men who really like a woman to smell like one. No, this won’t do.

Since clothes, & shoes are ruled out & the thought of borrowing his bath towel is freaking me out, I am left with no option but to borrow a quality about him that I entirely lack & jo usme koot koot ke bhara hai. His charm! What I really would like to take from him would be his charm.

But wait…no, sorry, I take that back. I am definitely not going to talk about his charming ways (with women, men, and the world). After all, the one important take-away from blogging that I’ve chanced upon is: “Don’t praise your spouse in your blog”. That line in italics, bold & underlined. He gets away with all the adulation and you are left stranded. My readers (both fellow bloggers & old friends) have remarked about “he seems to be a nice guy”, or something to the tune of “how sweet of him”, & so on & so forth. Arey…topic ke baare mein soche hum, pura essay type karen hum, apne aap se baaten karte huye pagal dikhe hum, aur phal lejaye patidev? BASSS! Ab aur nahin!

So, here I am. I have finally arrived at my considered decision & that decision is: I am not borrowing anything from my partner’s wardrobe for reasons elaborately orchestrated above. Uff…what a humongous waste of time this entire exercise has been!

43 comments:

  1. haha nah I enjoyed it a lot sujatha! and I would add ..(still) your hubby seems to be a real sweet man..charm in men is something most valuable you know..and its all that matters! lucky you mashALLAH....

    hehehehhe I still did the praising sujatha! Opps

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  2. It was really fun and had great time reading it. Even my husband is taller than me and I borrow his shorts which becomes my lower.

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  3. @Mishi: u did it again girl :(. yaad rakhiye memsahib - iss blog mein maafi sirf do baar. thesri galthi & no maafi :)

    @Saru: his shorts-ur lower :)) comfy haan?

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  4. Well, I wouldn't borrow anything from hubby's wardrobe because nothing would fit me. But, his deos, I don't mind sometimes. I love musky fragrances more than the timid fruity ones that women wear :).

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  5. @Rachna: "timid" fragrances :) hahha

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  6. hhmmm...let me check her ward robe, and see what i can borrow from that....lols..;))

    btw enjoyed the read.....and it seems from ur narration that ur hubby is simply...... oooppsssss sorry NO PRAISE.....but you are lucky for sure...:D

    Best wishes,
    irfan

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  7. Ahaa.. I do borrow (I should be telling, I steal :P) his T-shirts,. Especially when we are alone at home. Very romantic you see. ;)

    I loved this post of yours. You have just worded your thoughts. They have flown in so easily.

    "He gets away with all the adulation and you are left stranded. " Don't you think he deserves? ;) Ha Ha Ha Ha..

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  8. @Irfanuddin: i m lucky eh? wicked wicked Irfan - playing with words - shabdon ka jaal haan? :)

    @Spicy Sweet: U in ur hubby's tees - romantic indeed. Reminded me of d movie Amrathavarshini. U seen it? Suhasini in his long sleeved shirt, sipping on coffee, listening to music....

    he deserves aah??? come on Sahana..not u too :)

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  9. Interesting and very well penned. Lady you play with words and make it so simple. ha ha ha :) cant stop laughing on the bath towel idea.. :)

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  10. @sm: thank u.

    @Ashwini: thank u :)
    u single (& happy) right? no wonder d bath towel is making u laugh (for now dear)

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  11. Nice read :) very entertaining :) there's a big problem in borrowing his charm... his charm will be lost and the series of falling in love over and over again will come to a halt... :) I never borrowed anything from my spouse's wardrobe... I just steal his T-shirts all the time to wear at home... :P It is kinda romantic... and damn comfortable feel-good T-shirts... before wedding, I had borrowed his jackets a lot.. :)

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  12. :) he he he ..
    I will have to think on that one ..

    Reading about your partner 6footer and 98kg now thats making me think cause I am a inch taller then 6 and the weight I better not put it here you screen might jsut shatter reading lets put it this way .. I am bigggg :)

    Bikram's

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  13. @Preethika: oh ya never thot on dat 1-charm being lost :( . comfy Tees-yup. Jackets - ahaa quite a steal :)

    @Bikram: hello Biggg B (B for bikram :)
    u dont look so at all in ur profile pic

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  14. loved reading the post. I don't borrow anything fm my hubby's wardrobe... I take stuff for good. My favorites are his tees and cool shorts... oh yes and the cologne waala deo!

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  15. I used to love borrowing my Dad's cardigans when I was in college. Unfortunately today's fashion is all about good cuts and fits. Not that I mind :)

    Agree there's not much one can borrow from our man's wardrobe - but you should try wearing one of his crew neck tees. Loose and comfortable they are the ultimate in comfort wear :p

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  16. @ Anuradha: i take stuff for good....heheh thats a new one. :)

    @ Purba: hmm should give those a shot

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  17. I borrow his kurtas though I sail in the same boat as you -- the long and short of it :) But the kurtas are super comfortable even if I drown in them, strictly for home wear though.

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  18. @zephry: strictly for home wear hahaha u bet :)

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  19. Interesting topic...how about the razor? Many women take the liberty of flicking the mans razor for a quick underarm clean-up. Loose Tees are a great idea.

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  20. @Alka: razor thing-ya i know- gross!
    loose tees that's better :)
    thanks for dropping by my blog. c u more often

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  21. oh God Same pinch again!!!
    I am 4.11 and my hubs 5.11, so all the things what u have said above applies to me,

    and I will take that tip from you, of not praising our spouse in Blogs or anywhere on this earth ;)

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  22. @Rajesh: thank u :)

    @Ramya: i jus came bak from ur blog n there was this comment from u waiting 4 me!! timing! coincidence! we both in each other's blogs, reading & commenting at the SAME TIME :))

    ohhh 1 foot difference .like me.. hhhaha

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  23. Hey Sujatha you have been showered with a set of awards.Please check my recent post.:) Congratulations!

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  24. Well that was something different , interesting :)

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  25. !! haha lol. U know what I loved reading hindi dialects but alas I never really find them. And yea. keep on the good work - do not praise ya hubby :p (btw he is sweet :p ) :D

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  26. @shanilijena: heyyy u did it too :( d praising hubby bit :(
    anyways, glad u enjoyed d hindi part :) come visiting again :)

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  27. hahaha okay yad rahay ga ub BOSS;P

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  28. hahaha!! I wonder what made you write this post :D I borrow my guy's t shirts all the time for the night time. He is tall as well and the old wasted t shirts are fun to wear....loose and comfi ;)

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  29. Haha...A very cooooollll post described in easy flowing words...loved it <3

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  30. Good read Sujatha :) Glad I found your blog!!

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  31. @Mishi: gud gal. here's a pat on ur bak :)

    @Chintan: lets jus say "had nothin better to write about!" hahaha..
    Tees seem to b everyone's fav :)

    @Gowthami: hiya!! thanks 4 d suggestion :) to put d blog archive. i had it b4 but had to remove it to make place for d 4-5 images. n i thot no one really used dat widget much. i've put it bak. thanks

    @Jacob's ma: thank u Rekha :) m glad too dat u liked it
    btw, i took a second n wondered who is dis "Jacob's ma"!? because i know u as Rekha Philip :)

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  32. ha ha/loved reading it. :( cant answer it coz m single lol. first time visited ur blog. it was a nice read.

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  33. @some unspoken words: haha single...well ur time will come too. u can lemme know den :)

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  34. Nice Post Sujatha....and congrats for winning all those awards ....How I hope I could also blog :-) But,I dont know what to write abt :-)

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  35. @Pradeep: thanks :).
    Hey just START! that's d only way of blog. sach!

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  36. It was Fun reading this. Guess I can postpone this decision for another 3 to 4 years ;)

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  37. @Ashwini: haha 3-4 years..ya dat shud b good :) .
    guessing from d pic, u r still very very young

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  38. Dont borrow from the wardrobe, but borrow all the good will he creates around. :-)
    After all wife gets a share of even 50% punya.(result of good deeds).

    My Indivine is blocked!

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    1. oh a share in his punya too? wow! nice thought that :)

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