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Shopping

There are different kinds of shopping. The purchase of monthly requirements gives supine pleasure to the House keepers because the items purchased are at their will and pleasure, and the amount saved by them could be reserved as their pocket money! As far as their hubbies are concerned, they get a sigh of relief as soon as they settle monthly bills like telephone, electricity, or milk.

But, the joyous occasions comes on the eve of some annual festivals. Their target is invariably textile shops or jewellers (mostly, window shopping). The salesman have to put up with the customers who spend hours to but a few items!

Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.

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