Thirty Seconds Tales #15 : Ripped Off

She wore the best from her wardrobe that night. The Manish Malhotra lacy sari with gold brocade detailing on the blouse, brought out the bronze in her skin so that she looked like an Aztec goddess. There were Swarovski’s on her feet and pure Temple jewelry on her ears, but that heavy Ganesha pendant stole the show, and look how neatly it sat in her clavicle. Perfection! Nothing but the best of the brands to show the kitty party women. She wouldn’t be caught dead in a cheap rip off!

When she entered the party hall with her fifth Hermes swinging in the crook of her arm, her kohled eyes nearly fell out of their sockets. Mrs. M, the cheapskate of the group, welcomed her with an unmistakably supercilious sneer on her face, “Aah, D, you look so ravishing in that Sari ‘too’. Did you four shop together?”

There were three others in the party wearing the same Saris. What a ripoff!


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40 thoughts on “Thirty Seconds Tales #15 : Ripped Off

  1. Yikes! I wonder who had the reddest face πŸ˜€ Probably me – I rarely attend weddings and once it happened that there were two weddings in the campus (i.e same crowd) and I wore the same sari (I forgot) but somebody reminded me very gently – I told you before also this color really suits you. It was so subtle and sweet that it took me a few weeks to decode πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚

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  2. Many years ago, my daughter picked out her special dress for the high school prom. Mother spent hours helping to get her ready, but it turned out that someone else at the dance had the same dress. There were a lot of tears that night.

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    • I feel so sorry for your daughter. But this is what mass production does to you. There’s no time nor any appreciation for handcrafted and handmade. U’ve had several instances when what I’m wearing is also what someone else is wearing. Sucks everytime πŸ˜‘

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