Friday, November 02, 2007

Just in case you wanted to know ...

There are times when you HAVE to look for an inspiration to blog. Doesn't happen often but i must confess i have been doing just that for the last 6 hours. You look at people around , find nothing interesting and then decide to hit the cafeteria to grab some grub . You walk straight, walk into a elevator and there you find it. Everywhere inside . On every female shoulder surrounding you . Yes!!! You have found the subject of your next post!!! Yippee!!! You fasten your tie, smile at the girl standing beside and walk out feeling triumphant.

Now you know what i am going to talk about. Yes!!! The ubiquitous handbag . The handbang is something without which there is no her. If ubiquity was the measure of greatness of anything, the handbag comes second only to our very own real rockstar Himesh Reshamiyya. Every gal loves Himesh and each one has an handbag. Some fashion conscious have as many as thirty one. One for each day of the month.

So whats so important about this female-handbag? Legend has it that the concept of all-products-under-one-roof-superstore came about when, not so long ago a suspicious husband peeped into his wife's handbag. And that was a watershed moment in the history of corporate retail.

The suspicious husband was amazed at the pure quantum of things in his wife's bag. He counted as he took each one of them out 1.Lipgloss 2. Eyeliner 3.A Comb 4.Talcum powder 5. More talcum Powder 6.Glasses 7.Vicks 8.Chocolates 9.Pins 10. Nail polish 11. Censored censored (No! i am not saying this aloud).... and he stopped counting. Blink!! Blink!! The idea struck . "Super Market" he yelled at the top of his voice. The husband here was Sam walton and we all know the rest is history. ( Research revealed Mr.Sam initially wanted to name his stores "Her needs").

Women in general and my sister in particular needs the whole world inside her handbag. She has so many things in her handbag that i have to move the furniture in my bedroom to make space for her handbag each time she visits us. She is a mother of two and you can only expect the paraphernalia to increase. Nappies,crayons, rough paper and a barbie doll also make it to the list. Surprisingly the size of the bag essentially remains the same.

But the best part of all this is you can have a standard answer for anything your niece asks for. Makes life easy when you are busy doing something as important as reading Calvin and Hobbes. You just don't have to care . There's only one answer:

"Maama, where are my crayons"
Me: In your mom's handbag.

"Maama, my chocolates"
Me : Your mom's handbag.
"whr in her bag??"
Me: That red zip. (busy munching my pack of Lays)

"Maama, there's someone in the bathroom. Where do i pee? "
Me: Your mom's bag.....and drop this packet in the dustbin on your way!!. .....Hahahaah. Calvin is god!!!

These days even the business houses have realised the importance of handbags and their role in product-sales with this simple strategy: Technology , Advertising and Free Handbags!!!

Buy just three LCD HDTV's for your family and get an amazing ladies' leather handbag * absolutely free.

Buy yourself a plush plot in our Pragathi resorts and get one cute handbag** for , brace yourselves, Yes!! Free!!!!

Maruthi has reported a 10% increase in sales since it started delivering the car keys in a pink coloured ladies' handbag with 'gal power' printed on it.

With so much to that little piece of leather, you must have been convinced by now about why i chose what i have for this post : Little economics, little business, little art but mostly jobless-ness. So on that note let me take leave and do what i do best in my office hours. Play Solitaire.

* (that doesn't smell like cow's shit)
** (We have run out of the pink coloured ones)

P.S : I had composed this post a week back , saved it on my desktop ,then lost the file only to find it again today. These computers act weird just like the average gult software engineer except that if you stay long enough with him, it becomes your constitutional right to rip open his head with a hammer but you can't do the same thing to a company desktop.

Update Update: It's Diwali today and "Know More Nonsense" wishes one and all a very happy and a safe Diwali. And forget about those 'silent diwalis' and light a lot of bombs and flower pots.
On this very auspicious occasion i have to share one of my PJ's.

Q)How do employees at Infosys celebrate Diwali?

A) Burning CD's...Guhahahahaha!!!!


chandu said...

how true!
I was about to buy my mom one..

teja said...

haha.... so very true!!
anyways what are u guys without half the things in those "u-can-fit-the-whole-world" handbags [:P]
no wonder we take pride in them!!

and plzz for God's sake n the "female-world" sake check ur HR statistics!! [:(]

Deepu said...

haha enjoyed it..

PSR Chaitanya said...

@ chandu


HR statistics?? [:O]


Am glad u enjoyed it.

Abhay said...

the hand bag is the home to so many little things, be it vaselin or a safety pin or a toothpick or a whole make-up set :)

Anonymous said...

awesome post.. gotta tell u that ur really good with blogging.. ur jobless-ness is appreciated.. :D

PSR Chaitanya said...

@ Abhay


@ Anonymous

Thanks a bunch for your encouraging words. And put down your name next time you drop in. If you are a gal a phone number will do no harm either. :P :D

Anyways thank you for dropping in. :)