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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

factual fiction-Pointless Experimentation

She looked at the mirror, putting the finishing touches to her make-up. She realized that she had not worn her earrings. She had removed it last night to clean it up. As she searched in her jewel box for the earring she thought, why not skip wearing it for a day. Will anyone notice it? Will anyone comment? Will I look different? Will it look good not wearing an earring? When I stopped wearing the bindi everyone commented on it but earring? Why not give it a shot.

A week later she still had not worn her earring. Okay, the world has not come crashing down, as I did not wear the earring. No one has asked me so far where my ubiquitous earring is. Nobody has noticed it at all. Not even he who used to object if I did not wear my chain or mangal sutra. As usual he is absorbed in the newspaper.

That is 7 days in a row that she has not worn her earring. Wonder what new style statement this is. First the bindi went off then other chains replaced the mangalsutra. Sometimes she does not wear the chain too and now the earring is suddenly gone. This time I am not going to mention it. Let her explain herself. He turned his attention back to the morning newspaper.

update- after I wrote this, I chanced upon an article that said that in Dhoom II as a style statement they did not use earrings. Shall I start thinking of an alternate career in style industry?

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Would not be life a colorful story, if we can hear the thoughts from other person...
By the way, have you seen 'a girl with a pearl earring' movie? A very good movie.

starry nights said...

Life would be so much easier if we could read each others minds.

Twisted DNA said...

It happens to us all the time. If my wife didn't wear earrings I notice only after we started dirving. probably because I see her in the profile then. She always says, "Couldn't you have told me when we were in the home?" sigh :)

artnavy said...

they notice and sometimes do not say- problem of expression

Ekta said...

sigh!

Pranay said...

hehe good one. so he had noticed.

Inder said...

nice one :)

Hip Grandma said...

If he always said the right thing wouldn't she miss out on picking on him and patching up later??

Anonymous said...

And so we wait....thinking that the other person should be the first to say something....

my life.... said...

i don t think ppl also notice if i don t wear earring coz i let down my hair but if i don t wear bhindi, ppl start to comment... maybe earring is not cultural aspect as opposed to bhindi... but i feel uncomfortable even if i don t wear even a small pair of earring

Anonymous said...

he he he...
so He did mind it, but didn't wnat to mention...
Earrings might not be noticed. And if one's haris drops overs the ears then there is no way it would make a difference.... but bindi changes the look of a lady... :-)

Has to be me said...

Guess that they r married for too long?! ;) I guess once married they take each other for granted. Or maybe it doesnt matter to him? Likes her with or w/o earrings! ;)

Thankfully, my son has an eye for everything...he notices even the minutest of the things & comments on the same. Like if I;ve just polished my nails, he wld say, wow U;ve put nail polish...that looks good etc! wonder where from he inherited it cos thats just so unlike his dad!!! ;)

PeeJ said...

Fantastic bit of writing. As a previous skin care and makeover expert I tend to notice this stuff. BTW that job is the best possible job you could have if you're a single straight guy :)

Peej

theanalogkid said...

women want both compliments & complaints without asking. :)

mommyof2 said...

*sigh*

And just like HTBM's son, my son notices everything too;-)

itchingtowrite said...

aashun- will keep in mind the next time i go to the video rental
starry- then we can't really hav the freedom to even think!
TDNA- u atleast notice. i am not surprised judging by your observant posts
art- they don't want to make the effort as they dont think its important to us
ekta, pranay, inder- thanks
hip g mom- that adds the spice to life
jayashree- and does that happen ever?
my life, vin- bindi is so much more obvious that's why?
has to be me, mom of 2- early starters ;)
peej- yoru job sounds interesting. can u share more abt it?
analog kid- thanks for coming. yes women do love knowing the truth as they want to hear it!!

theanalogkid said...

"...the truth as they want to hear it!!"

lol

Kalpana said...

hahaha...well written...

Orchid said...

Design flaw, I tell ya! I am a woman and I am talking about the other party in consideration here :)