At the office today:
S: So when are you in Mumbai?
Me: On the 11th morning
S: Can you pre-pone your visit?
Me: Why? Something important?
Me: Oh! Is it something to do with XYZ project?
S: No dumbo! We are planning a girlz night out on 8th and you have to be there!!
Me: Sorry, can’t make it then. Maybe next week sometime?
S: Ok. What are your plans for Mumba?
Me: Catch up on my sleep
Me: Seriously… And by the way, when you plan the girlz night out, lets do it Wednesday.
Me: I will be working late the other nights
S: You have changed….No more party sharty
Me: Yeah, I think I have grown into a mature woman
S(snorting): You haven’t changed that much!!!
In the Chennai office
At 2:30 PM
The guy sitting at the corner (TGSATC): Wassup?
TGSATC: So do you have some news you want to share?
Me: Well, I have started work on this new project…blah…blah
TGSATC: That’s not what I meant! You actually have some gold studs on and are dressed like an Indian woman today!
Me: I always dress like an Indian woman! And who dictates what makes an Indian woman anyway….
In my cabin:
A girl who entered (AGWE)
AGWE: Kya baat hain aajkal?
AGWE: You are dressed decently today
AGWE: I don’t mean you dress indecently otherwise
AGWE: I mean, you are wearing a salwar kameez with a dupatta
Me: Well, wonders never cease….
I never truly realised that dress maketh a man (woman in this case) even in Chennai until today.
And to think, I just throw on some sneakers and walk into office thinking no-one bothers to notice…shudder…