Thursday, July 1, 2010

Tailored trouble

I picked up a jean, found the regular size tight and told the tailor-friend at the mall to alter it.
“So you putting on weight,” he mocked, asking “How is Rajesh?” “Oh, that tinku (shortie)?” I asked and instantly noted a frown in the tailor’s face. Shucks, the tailor himself is a “tinku,” shorter than Rajesh.
Realising the blunder, I changed the subject, “People prefer readymade garments; how do you tailors manage?”
“We are going great,” he said. “As long as there are women, our business will thrive.”
“And as long as there are women, husbands will suffer,” I told myself.
Friend A told me she almost slapped a tailor who ruined her party dress. “Don’t ask about that idiot,” she said angrily, and I shut up worried she will throw her mobile on my face.
Our own tailor in Chennai used to have a trademark pencil on his ears, inch tape around his waist and half folded pant. He was notorious in ruining dresses. Once a nephew’s full pant had to be used as shorts by my tall brother.
A politician went to a tailor to get his pant stitched. “No worry, I will keep the pocket long,” said the tailor knowing about the corrupt guy.
“Make it normal,” said the politician. “These days they send directly to my Swiss account.”

34 comments:

  1. Lol!!! I really liked that politician-tailor conversation!!

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  2. lol....!!
    YOUR POST REMINDED ME OF MY OWN TAILOR, WHO HAS RUINED MY DRESSES NOT ONCE NOT TWICE BUT THRICE...!!!

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  3. hahahaha!! U knw u hv amazing knack of making any incident sound so funny and witty :D

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  4. Lolz.....I hope you dont have any politician friend here Ramesh..

    I don like tailors they charge exorbitant amount and you never know how your clothe will turn out..

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  5. Here to say Hi and shall get come back again to read posts.

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  6. Swiss angle is the best.Swiss news papers will surely publish this.

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  7. Hi,
    I am Rama and I live in Bangalore, and I am a madrasi ( thats what we are known to the northies).
    If I were a tailor I am sure I would go mad.
    The jokes were good. Come visit my blogs sometimes.

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  8. Yes, we have politicians just like this in England.

    Funny whenever I imagine a tailor, I imagine a short (tubby) man with a pencil stub behind his ear, a tape measure around his neck, and crayon dust all over his waistcoat.

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  9. its difficult to take a chance, but nothing suits us better when its tailormade :)

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  10. We wait with bated breath to know
    the results of our tailor's craftsmanship.
    If he has managed not to ruin the dress
    too much, its our lucky day indeed.

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  11. Getting a good tailor these days is a task indeed! How you been?

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  12. The politician's answer was smart enough!! Loved it!!

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  13. thats super humour there..:) Intresting!

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  14. I am back!! Thanks for all the messages left on my page. Good to know that I was missed. Tailors are good, but the delays they cause..it gets to me. They can never meet their schedule.

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  15. Haaha! nice :D
    i have always been satisfied with readymades better than tailor stiched ones. i hadnt found one who'd do well with my clothing!
    i then decided to learn the art myself.. hehe

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  16. LOL. :) Normal pockets...he he .. :)

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  17. LOL...good one !God is kind to me in this matter...my TINKU (yes,he is )tailor is the best.

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  18. boss..

    me know
    one
    elizabth tailor (!)

    but nvr heard of any
    dress troubles..

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  19. lol..swiss bank wala politician..aisi baate Mumbai me mat karna..yaha har ek politician aisa hi hai..ek ne bhi sun liya, to waat lag jaayegi..phir ye lawyer dost bhi bacha nai paayegi..

    lekin appoint me your lawyer..aisi controvercies bahot publicity deti hai..I wil become famous :P

    give regards to Tinku ok, your naatu friend :P

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  20. There are few tailors, they are busy like reputed surgeons, to the fact, both are handling with the scissors:) During my last vacation i stitched 3 pants, i was in hurry and brought them here, all are unfit, i marked my diary to punch him this time.

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  21. The last part was funny, and yet a very sad reflection on the rampant corruption in our country.

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  22. hahahahahaah! LOL at the last joke :P
    your blog never fails to entertain me :)

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  23. ROFL.. the politician joke was hilarious :D

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  24. lol...never could afford a tailor, even with a Swiss bank account... grin

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  28. Ha Ha! I think in Indian women Context, there are still so many outfits you don't get readymade, or even if you get they are so expensive! so that ways he is right. But you have some knack I must say, you can convert even a banal incident into so much fun to read!

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  29. Wow! that was really good...The part about tailors is more or less true...here, it takes longer to stitch clothes and by the time the dress arrives, it no longer fits, God knows why!

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