Saturday, November 20, 2010

To cap it all

My nephew returned home with an attractive cap and threw it on me.
“This is a famous brand and costs $40. Chuck your loose shirts, go for slim fits and wake up to fashion conscience.”
His other words did not enter my ears. $40 for a cap? OMG, I would have bargained a $5 cap for $2. The GenNext is so different.
When in Mumbai, I used to wear different types of caps. I remember how my colleague D’Cruz said: “My hubby saw you at the rail station at 1am (after night duty) and recognized you by your cap. You are not a mad chap, but a mad cap.” She laughed at her own stupid joke.
One editor I met kept asking me where I had bought my cap. I still don’t know whether he liked it or was making fun of me. Nonetheless, he gave me an assignment and I got the money. Lucky cap.
But can’t say caps always brought me luck. A great friend who happened to be a girl gifted me a cap some time ago with the words “Look’g gr8.” Thrilled, I thought we will be inseparable friends. After the gift, this friend drifted away, not to be seen for months. Unlucky cap.
When I entered office with the Billabong cap gifted by my nephew, the first friend who greeted me said, “Super. But you should not wear it straight. Reverse it.” He reversed it on his own. After a while, another guy turned the cap on the sides and said, “This is the latest fashion.”
Fed up, I kept the cap on my hand.
“Why don’t you wear it?” asked a female colleague.
“Latest fashion. Hold the cap in your hand and let the suspense hang,” I winked as she blinked.

24 comments:

  1. Haahaha! gud one! im sure it spread like wildfire :P

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  2. Haha!!! Good one! you can write on any thing in this world!
    CAPS???huh! One would have said...But you can write pages on it!
    Keep writing! n :)ing
    Cheers!!!

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  3. hmm...a gift worth 40$ from a nephew....wow....

    You must be lucky uncle...here my nephew and nieces never let me take another breath untill I buy them something....

    But anyways...fashion is a fashion...you should have litened to your colleagues...instead of inventing a new fashion...

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  4. LOL, these madcap stories were funny, i too love to wear caps but keep wondering if people are going to find that an entertainment, considering how quickly the 'trends' seem to flit by. All the best with the caps!

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  5. Cap and fashion...no no...never 40$ for a cap...must be kidding. May be 40 cents. haha

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  6. haaaa....! haaaaa.....! funny, the last part...!

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  7. Yours is a handheld style!! Goes well with a mobile handphone in your hand. LOL.

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  8. Fashion - I saw a guy today who had rings, hooks, pens and antennas hanging out of his cheeks and his eyebrows. Looked like somebody hit him in the head with a tackle box.

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  9. Some cap story! But I agree $40 for a cap? Too much.

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  10. Oh..so caps can inspire u into so much stories?..my cap memory is regarding a particular one which i often called 'sherlock holmes cap'

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  11. gift of 40 dollars
    great
    mad cap like it

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  12. hahaha for the cap or capping story!

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  13. I like your cap stories.
    Which reminds me to ask you: What kind of cap isn't removed?
    Ans: Kneecap!

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  14. Sar pe 40$ ki topi ,what a great person is Global Madrasi !Have a fabulous week :)

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  15. I liked your latest fashion :). And, I am also cheap like you $40 for a cap, no way :).

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  16. kitne logo ko topi pehnate ho?

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  17. sar pe topi lal haath mein resham ka rumaal...

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  18. Somehow caps and hats always remind me of the monkey story. :) I never knew people buy caps, don't we get a whole lot of them free as compliments. ;)

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  19. hahaha ROFL at the suspense part :D
    I have never been crazy abt caps :P

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