Weekend Trial

Some parts of the weekend was in the malls and other sundry stores. With the better halfs birthday coming up, this was well..inevitable ! Every single store that we went to was teeming with people. Each carrying bags and bags and more bags.
The consumerist Indian has arrived and is here to stay too. He and she has money in his wallet. Ok substitute money with credit cards. And the bags on display proved that and more !

This post is dedicated to my experience outside a trial room (Room for trying out clothes.Not a court room) at Bangalore’s ‘Brand Factory’ outlet. S went in with two sets in her hands. We reached the trial room corner for women and there were four partitions to make rooms in a line.

And as we waited for her time, i looked at the motley crowd that was present outside the trial rooms. Well, as their wives, daughters, sisters were inside the rooms, the support group held all belongings (handbags, children, footwear etc) besides a few more new clothes to try.

Once in five minutes, a door would open, and someone in the crowd would step upto the room, give comments on the new stuff that the lady was trying and help her choose. And in one particular case, give her water, and other refreshments.

It almost resembled a pit stop for a formula one driver. Well, the speed at which credit cards were swiped it would have any which way given serious competition to a F 1 driver! After sometime, my time came too. And i took my exalted place among a few other ‘gentlemen’ & a young girl, carrying the usual stuff. They were there for some time. It showed.

S finished trying and i made the standard routine of offering comments on the clothes and we chose quickly. We too used our credit card !

And after about 30 minutes after we were there at the trail room, we were walking out. Which is when i looked at the trial rooms, for some reason. And there they were. All of them.

The gentlemen and the young girl ! This time, the young girl had squatted on the floor ! Awaiting the next turn to give expert comments. Bags, baggage et al. While the other trial went on inside !

There is no end to how much you can buy ! Or Try !

Today i go back to Dylan.
” People are crazy and times are strange
I’m locked in tight, I’m out of range
I used to care, but things have changed..”

6 thoughts on “Weekend Trial

  1. Keshi says:

    lolz weekend ‘trials’ ha!


  2. Jeevan says:

    To my knowledge we never used the trial rooms. just select and go home.

  3. Velu Nair says:


    How have u beeen, Kavi?
    So long since I cam around this place…

  4. Swatantra says:

    Too too good… i really like the thoughts on the speed of the credit card!!

    Last few lines from Dylan are like the icing on the cake…

  5. Kavi says:

    Keshi: You bet ! It was ‘Some” trial !!

    Jeevan : Lucky you mate ! Lucky you !

    Velu: Welcome back ! Welcome back ! Welcome back ! Glad to see you here !

    Swatantra: Thank you ! I read your comment and seem to delude myself that i am proficient in writing ! You are so very appreciative !

  6. Shiva says:

    Yeah. Things have really changed. Good that it was pretty quick. Sometimes, it truns out to be a trail, by waiting outside, when the better half is in the trial room:)

    Birthday wishes to your BH.

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