Wednesday, July 28, 2010
This incident took place some 12-15 years back-----and again it features Sayali!!!Now Sayali is an incurable Shopper----she has loads of stuff---the Closets are overflowing with Perfumes, Clothes,Shoes,Cosmetics,Purses----you just name it---and you'll find what you're looking for somewhere in her Closet-------which is stuffed to the Gills!!!
This incident took place when she was still living with us--- she'd drive me around for my shopping in the afternoons and we'd be frequent visitors to a Store named "Eternia"in the Premsons Gallery on Bhulabhai Desai Road also called Breach Candy.This "Eternia" stocked a collection of imported Cosmetics from "Chambor" and other foreign Companies. These were in great demand and pretty expensive in those days.One day she decided to go shopping there for a particular Lipstick and I agreed to accompany her.
Inside this Gallery and just outside "Eternia" there was a stall selling "Biotique" and "Lotus Herbal" Products----these Companies are the Indian Versions of "The Body Shop" and "The Bath and Beauty Products" abroad.Their products are really good and very suited to Indian skins and Weather---besides being made according to Ayurvedic Formulae.I love buying these Quality Products---specially the Soaps----and am a great Fan of both these Companies and love using their Products specially the Soaps and Foot Creams regularly!!!!!
To come back to the story----while Sayali went shopping for her imported "Chambor"Lipstick inside the Shop I started browsing through the Products on the Stall.Now I love to gather information about the various products available------the uses,composition etc.,etc.While I was chatting to the Salesgirl about this ,Madame Sayali came sailing out of the Shop having made her expensive purchase-----and stopped short when she saw me browsing through the Products."Maa---what're you upto???You never even USE these things!!!" then turning to the Salesgirl she said"I'm so sorry----but my mother's one of that typical species----The Eternal Consumer!!!!"