Sorry Ladies… I need to Rant !!!

12 Jan

I hope lady readers of this blog will not get offended…. but I HAVE to rant…  In fact I am sure you will empathise with me.. or the wife

OKAY…what is it with women and old clothes..why cant you let us men be ????

My favorite jubba, the one that I had carefully converted to a comfortable, threadbare night garment has been “retired”…. and no,  not gracefully…

I am on my way to the shower when I find the maid dusting the windows with a garment that looked familiar… on closer examination (of the cloth..of the cloth….okay?) I found that it was my trusted half sleeve jubba…

So I say “What the ****?” (on the inside) and then walk purposefully to the kitchen where the wife is pretending that nothing has happened…

“Yo..why have you given my jubba to the maid” I ask fiercely…

“I have bought you some new stuff..this one was worn and completely see through” was the reply.

“I like it that way.. It took me years to get it to that level”

“Well..its disgusting to wear such stuff” says the wife.

In the meantime the son has joined the conversation.. “Pappa shes thrown out your old T-Shirts as well”

I gasp… “Not the ones that I had torn the sleeves from??”

“Ya I threw them out as well… ” she says nonchalantly

“How would you like it if I threw out all your saris”  I threaten

“None of my sarees are torn”…

“Well maybe I’ll tear a few and THEN throw them” I counter

She ignores me.. son giggles… I hate it when he does that… I walk away promising revenge…

An hour later I hear a loud shout..stepping out of the shower, my son sees one of the “legs” of his old torn and see through track pants being useds as a floor wipe.. yippee !!!

Now whos giggling??? Serves him right….

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33 Responses to “Sorry Ladies… I need to Rant !!!”

  1. My3 January 12, 2009 at 10:20 am #

    Sheesh! Men!! Get a grip. How can you wear old wornout clothes that show stuff that is NOT meant to be shown ;-). My vote is with your wife.

    Same story in my house. Just add 1 more kid to the list of complainants!!!!!!!! X-)

  2. girlslashwoman January 12, 2009 at 10:32 am #

    I agree with My3, clothes are meant to cover. When the clothes don’t cover anymore, they turn into dustcloths.

  3. praneshachar January 12, 2009 at 11:12 am #

    vijay
    u seem to be attacked from all sides. this is bad certain things are very dear to heart and I am sure you will not be wearing anything that is indecent, we will have some attachemnt with things so we love to wear them or use them. it is not fair if that liberty is taken out
    my vote is with you not because just i am a man but for the sentiments and values attached. so Jr. Vijay too had it alas what a pity!!!!! it must be cleaning exercise by mrs. vijay so lot of linen must has gone out that way it is good once a while we throw all out. I join you in your sorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. praneshachar January 12, 2009 at 11:13 am #

    vijay
    u seem to be attacked from all sides. this is bad certain things are very dear to heart and I am sure you will not be wearing anything that is indecent, we will have some attachemnt with things so we love to wear them or use them. it is not fair if that liberty is taken out
    my vote is with you not because just i am a man but for the sentiments and values attached. so Jr. Vijay too had it alas what a pity!!!!! it must be cleaning exercise by mrs. vijay so lot of linen must has gone out that way it is good once a while we throw all out. I join you in your sorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    pranesh

  5. The muser January 12, 2009 at 11:33 am #

    ha ha!! Just the same situation happened a couple of days back at my house….but hubby stood ground and it didnt get converted into a mop…YET 😀
    LOL @ (of the cloth..of the cloth….okay?)

  6. neela January 12, 2009 at 2:12 pm #

    I first hide such garments , pretend ignorance when questioned , then give it away as ‘mops’ to my maid !!
    But severe protests and threatenings start as soon as garments go missing.
    Luckily he doesnt read this blog !! 🙂
    What is it with some who love threadbare garments ?
    Arent they the same who flaunt shining cars and gadgets ??

  7. xylene January 12, 2009 at 2:31 pm #

    I have an old MTV t-shirt from college, which I wear at home. My wife hates it. She says the collars are torn and I look like someone from the street.
    I did try winning the argument by saying that its kinda cool like worn our jeans etc. But it soon got demoted to the floor cleaning tool !!!!

  8. rads January 12, 2009 at 2:46 pm #

    ““Well maybe I’ll tear a few and THEN throw them” I counter
    That cracked me up completely! lol

    Yeah, I know, I recently threw a bagload of his old shirts out. He’s anyway always complaining that I’ve “stolen” (no, he uses that word specifically) his shirts, when I didn’t touch his side. Now that am being blamed for something I didn’t do, I figured, why not do it and accept the blame anyway. Can’t hang me twice!
    Double jeopardy sorts 🙂

  9. vinay January 12, 2009 at 5:04 pm #

    I have very similar arguments with my wife… my jeans have been treated without any respect and gets washed so many times that its really a sacrilege. I completely agree with u on this rant.

  10. gauri January 12, 2009 at 9:43 pm #

    Hahaha! My then 2-yr old son had this favorite “olange t-shalt”, which looked nothing short of a ganji. Totally faded, threads coming out, one button gone, hem undone….and he insisted on wearing it at parties as well as bedtime alike, else you were in for a horrendous tantrum.

    If you’re thinking “at least you can con a 2 year old into wearing what he wants”, let me turn your son into a 2 year old again.

    I should show this blog to my husband; he can play “what-has-b’lore-turned-into” – “what-has-b’lore-turned-into” with you 😛

    -g

  11. some body January 13, 2009 at 2:47 am #

    vijay:

    my vote is w/ you!

    – s.b.

  12. Vijay January 13, 2009 at 2:59 am #

    I am hopelessly outvoted here.. where are all the guys? (other than the ones who’ve commented)..

    @My3: For the record, I was not showing unshowable items
    @girlslashwoman: Now that is harsh…But they are sooo comfortable…
    @pranesh: Thanks for the support… its like shashti panchhe !!!
    @Muser: after a few years you stop asking and hubby will stop standing his ground
    @neela: That reminds me.. I need to get new car gadgets to flaunt ;-).. would love to get your husbands opinion…
    @xylene: sorry to learn of the shirt’s “demotion”.. did you try to retrieve it?
    @rads: 😀 …. LOL
    @vinay: unflinching support.. thank you sir
    @gauri: ha ha.. I know the 2 yr old tantrum 😀 .. Would be great to discuss “what happened to my old Bangalore…”.. as my son says.. “Daaad those were ancient times”
    @sb: I know I can count on you.. 🙂

  13. shaaakspsyco January 13, 2009 at 6:33 am #

    Yes, I wish they’d leave them clothes alone. Shaaaks!

  14. Uday Shankar January 13, 2009 at 10:21 am #

    That really hit the spot! My wife is constantly saying I look like a tramp and she takes me on “shopping” trips (clothes for herself, I am told) which begin with all the menswear departments. My standard operating procedure on shopping trips is to go along, stand outside the shop and read my FT/book/anything else to hand. But no, a half-hour later I’m hauled in to try on various shirts/trousers/jackets on the grounds that she is ashamed to be seen with me.

    And this after 30 years of marriage (Jan 10th since you asked) and you’d have thought she would give up after three decades of living with a tramp.

    And the strange thing is, after throwing a tantrum/I’ve got too many clothes/I can’t wear that colour etc I love the clothes she buys/makes me buy! Neither of us has learnt a thing after 30 years!

  15. My3 January 13, 2009 at 11:14 am #

    Mr. Shankar! Phew thankgoodness, then there is hope for us all ;-)(that even after 30 years you guys won’t have learnt a thing ;-))

    psVijay:Whatever I said is to be taken in the spirit of the article. I have the utmost respect for you and we are all just pulling your leg. Atleast all the regulars 🙂

  16. Vijay January 13, 2009 at 11:18 am #

    shaaks: Thank you for your support 🙂
    @Uday Shankar: Happy Belated Anniversary… I am really impressed.. I think the tramp has his own charms 😉
    @My3: Pleeeease .. no offence taken 😀 .. now in the context of the article “pulling my leg” assumes different proportions 😀

  17. Veena January 13, 2009 at 6:07 pm #

    Thoroughly enjoyed the post…..

    Vijay, do you want to be called as seere hraka? by tearing madam’s saree..?

    Reg voting – My vote to Uday shankar

  18. ramsblog January 13, 2009 at 9:39 pm #

    hehehee…
    *fortunately* none of my clothes are sent to the cleaning mop *yet*, (i know some of my clothes were didn’t even qualify for mop and had to be sent to trash), however i get commented on not using the new ones that I have piled up in the past several years. My brother bought few for me, my wife bought me few, her parents sent a few new ones and all are piled up in my closet. I ‘m with vijay. What’s wrong with wearing worn out clothes as long as they are washed, pressed and clean? At least it makes me feel young if I still wear a shirt that I bought in my college days. hehe 🙂

    @Veena: “seere harka” LOL!

  19. Vijay January 14, 2009 at 6:00 am #

    @Veena: LOL… “seere haraka” and afterward “kayyi muraka” 😀

    @ramsblog: Finally some support.. the guys have been slow in commenting but I am grateful that theres some support…

    NET RESULT: Looks like the ladies have their way !!!!

  20. amreekandesi January 17, 2009 at 3:18 am #

    haha! love this post.

    I had this tshirt that i used to adore. Wore it for about 8-10 years before the hole on the shoulder became too prominent!

    Dont they say Old is Gold . Applies to clothes as well.

  21. Ray Dixon (Bright) January 18, 2009 at 2:05 pm #

    Same thing happens over here, Vijay. It just shows you that women are the same the world over. They just don’t appreciate that we men like to extract every last possible wear out of a garment … and then some.

    Funny thing is though, when I check HER wardrobe she’s got stuff there she hasn’t worn in 20 years! Maybe I should grab some of it and use it to wash the car?

    Er, on second thoughts ….

  22. Nalini Rao January 18, 2009 at 5:59 pm #

    Vijay: Great post. Whew its the same story everywhere !!! We never tire of trying though. I wish my husband threw out those horrible boxers( and got into something else!!) before he goes to drop son off at the bus stop everyday! The only thing that has sometimes worked is when I offer to give them away (before they become “saarso battes”) .

    And some cheer to you, he has been threatening me to convert all my Kanjivarams( which ofcourse have been unused for years) into cushion covers!

  23. Vijay January 19, 2009 at 3:38 am #

    @Amreekan: Worn is Torn seems to be the motto for clothes
    @Ray: Please do keep us posted on what happens after (you wash the car that is)
    @Nalini: Cushion covers.. now thats a novel idea… for the Kanjeevarams…

  24. BlueMist January 19, 2009 at 4:34 pm #

    I fail to understand Men and old cloths connection 🙄 my vote for your wife. But then jabba for duster not done 😦

  25. Vijay January 20, 2009 at 3:03 am #

    @BlueMist: They’re just so comfy… and thanks for your support (could have used your vote though)… visited your Blog… very nice

  26. Jagan January 22, 2009 at 6:01 am #

    LOL @ (of the cloth..of the cloth….okay?) 😉

    My vote with you 😀

  27. Vadhiraj January 23, 2009 at 5:56 am #

    An hour later I hear a loud shout..stepping out of the shower, my son sees one of the “legs” of his old torn and see through track pants being useds as a floor wipe.. yippee !!! …

    LOL

  28. Vijay January 23, 2009 at 9:56 am #

    @Jagan Thanks for the vote.. I think I might finally be getting close to the “wife” sympathizers
    @Vadhiraj 🙂

  29. My3 January 23, 2009 at 11:03 pm #

    Vijay, He only laughed out loud. He did NOT vote for you. Cannot count that vote

  30. parijaatha January 26, 2009 at 5:36 pm #

    I sulked for 3 days when my mom retired my old Juhi Chwala skirt(from premaloka days).My heart bled every time my maid mopped the floors with that pretty layered skirt.This was a long long time ago..but I understand your anger.

    But now I am guilty of stealthily retiring my husband’s faded shirts..so…

  31. Vijay January 29, 2009 at 4:00 am #

    @My3: can can
    @Parijaatha: 🙂

  32. Chitra February 10, 2009 at 4:07 am #

    lol but i so understand the comfort of well-worn clothes. 🙂

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