January 18, 2006

The Wallet Pocket Love Story !!

January 18, 2006 Posted by Vijay , 3 comments
Scene : A bakery shop, which also sells milk packets.
Actors : Customer,Shopkeeper
Purpose : To buy a packet of Milk

Customer : Give me a packet of milk please, half a litre one.

Shopkeeper digs into the freezer and pulls out the magical packet. He says ..

Shopkeeper : Here you go sir.

Customer is a young man, earning pretty well. In his formal clothes. He puts his hand in his pant pocket, to pull out the wallet. At first he feels the wallet,pulls it out. It doesn't come out. He tries yet again, but the wallet just won't come out. It's been 2 minutes and the shopekeeper is waiting for the educated looking young man to pay up. The young man keeps trying, to get the wallet out. He then drops the bag he had been carrying , on to the floor in frustration and starts the same exercise. The wallet, it seemed, was in love with the pant pocket. But the young man was determined to get it out and rid himself of embarassment in front of the shopkeeper. He even thought whether he might have to end up removing his pants and get the goddam wallet out. But, the young man was determined to prove a point to the wallet and the pocket. He wanted to show who was the boss amongst him and his clothes. One final hurrah and lo, the wallet is out.

Customer(to himself) - "I did it !!"

He proudly pulls out the money from his wallet, places the money on the shelf and goes back home relieved and satisfied, but not before he got frustrated and almost embarassed. So what prevented the customer from removing his pants to get the wallet out ? His sheer determination ? No, it was his luck that he was able to get it out. Else, he would have removed his pants too !

Now that I have illustrated the events here, let me come to the crux of the matter. Wallets and their love for pockets. That's what I am talking about. Clearly, the pocket is possessive about the wallet and the male protagonist in this love story, is undoubtedly the wallet and the female one, the pocket. The pocket just wouldn't let go of the wallet easily !!! Coming back to the main point, the wallet in the pocket, seldom allows easy retrieval of money for payment when it is very urgent. Why is there no money in the shirt pocket ? That's because, the money could fall out while bending over. Thus came the wallet in picture. All the cash stuffed away in it. But, more often than not, there is a frustrating struggle to get the wallet out of the pocket. It almost seems as if the pocket is so deep, that the wallet has diappeared in it's depths. And when you do get hold of it, the leather is so smooth, that it keeps slipping away from the supposed firm grasp of your hands on it. Well, I wish I could go and slam the person who stitched my pants. But, for that I have to go to the Peter England Office ? Now, it's tough to choose a pant which has pockets which allow proper entry for your wallet. But then, you can't have your money in your shirt pocket ? So live in misery as long as pants exist and as long as you can't buy things for free.

That was w.r.t guys. For girls though, things are much simpler. Purses are a boon for the womankind. And purses are but one of the innumerable accessories that a woman sports. And what is a purse for ? Money, lipstick, sunscreen lotion, pads (Thats the best way I could put it - no offense intended), not to mention mobile phones,and what not. So, a mini dressing room is what a purse can hold ! And purses are not restricted to a single piece as in the case for wallets for guys. They come in different designs, colors and shapes. One is designed from leather, another from cotton, one has camels design on it, and another has flowers decoration on it. So, in respect to pulling out money immediately, women are far quicker I guess. But there's a hitch to this. It's a separate entity on a woman's shoulder if she has to step out of her working place. She has to carry it around everywhere. Well, no wonder it's an accessory and very much a fashinable thing. Sometimes, it does make sense for guys to take tips from girls. Maybe, using a purse will be a beginning. But surely not putting on lipstick !!

P.S. All characters in the above act are purely incidental. Any person living or alive who may have resemblance to the customer can be attributed to my existence.


Nettie said...

Not true, huh?

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Anonymous said...

Touching...what a touchy portyal of love story we never thought exist...i have yet to find a more poetic justice to this love story....too good...u have actually given life to wallet and pocket which according to us was nothing