Thursday, 13 April 2017
So one fine afternoon, after a really long time, you decide to go out for lunch with your friends to a place where you guys can have a good time. And all you want is some good food, a good service and of course, peace so that you can make all the noise in the world! (:P)
There’s some kind of happiness one feels when you’re about to meet your friends.
The moment you enter the restaurant, you find a bunch of ladies, occupying the center table and making noises that can never be competed! Suddenly, all the happiness seems to vanish away in your head!
But why does the presence of a few ladies, who’re busy chit-chatting and playing their games bother you so much? Because of noise, eh? Yeah... to some extent maybe!
But the point is, most of the people abhor these kitty parties to an extent that even if it’s the last thing to do earth, you wouldn’t be in its favor.
But why so judgemental? They’re just hanging out with their girls... Sure not everyone is everyone’s favorite and sure they backbite or gossip about almost everyone, but there’s more to it!
This once in a month meeting gives them so much happiness and relief, of which we don’t have a hunch! Spending some time away from the kids and the daily routine does wonder to their souls! And this is not it. You do know that these parties keep rotating around various themes like Diwali, Holi, regional themes, fashion themes, color codes and so on. What steals the show is the amount and energy one puts in, in order to win the prize! And mind you, it’s the amount or the prize (it may be as low as Rs 50 gift), but that joy she feels after winning is inexplicable! And how whole-heartedly she worked for it and it was all worth it!
Let’s take an example. So let’s say there’s a theme where one needs to come as a Bengali woman.
Now let’s go prepare a list of everything she can wear and do to look like a typical Bengali woman!
Draping saree in Bengali style (red and white), putting alta (red color liquid) in hands, hair bun, buying a Bengali saree, make-up, big bindi, to name a few!
There’s of course more that they can do with it, but did you see, how much engrossed they get into it and for this, they think over for the whole month. It’s always in their mind, running somewhere in their head about the preparations they need to make for the D-Day!
And if it gives them so much joy, then who are we to say?
So next time when you see a bunch of women laughing out loud, don’t wear that judgemental hat and give them a smile!