Touche! Me Too!

We need good friends to keep us grounded firmly on Mother Earth.

I am blessed in that I have a number of them who take great pleasure in ensuring that I do exactly that.

One of them, who unfortunately refuses permission to name him, took me down a peg or two this morning and I am yet to recover from it as I write this six hours later.

My friend lives a safe 900 Kilo Meters away from me but calls me whenever he gets the opportunity to talk to me. He ignored the first opportunity when he read my post Checked Out Characters. He however could not resist the temptation to call me this morning after he received an email alert about my post Haldi Doodh.

The point he made was simply that I should not be so smug. He pointed out that I too am a checked out character for having dropped the Western attire of pant, shirt, suspender belt, shoes, tie and jacket persona to the not so popular white native dress. He called it reverse snobbery.


10 thoughts on “Touche! Me Too!”

  1. By that logic so am I as I wear sweats and tee shirts almost exclusively since I retired It is called being comfortable. You wore the accepted business attire when working, now you choose comfort and national pride. Much ado over nothing.

  2. Denim pants, tees, and sneakers in cool weather shifting to shorts, tees and sandals as it warms. In the mountains, vary attire based on weather and plans. Amen to comfort clothing!
    Mike recently posted..Rental at Mossy Creek

  3. i have a variety of clothing – for different reasons – some cross over because they are still relatively new…

    and like Mike, the attired based on weather and plans…

    this since a long time ago when I wore a “uniform” for work purposes…

    1. I can understand. Here, living as I do in Pune, I can get away with my choice using just a vest coat in the winter and / or a shawl. Perfectly accepted clothing for us.

  4. YES! as monk says ” comfort rocks! ”
    i haven’t ‘dressed up’ in so many years i think i wouldn’t know how.
    and certainly there would be no clothes of that kind to choose from.
    it is just so much simpler to a own very few clothes that one loves to live in!
    no one to impress. just happy comfort. tell him he should get a life.
    or… perhaps… “come on in! the water’s FINE!” lol
    tammy j recently butts and coconut

    1. My friend wears native dress at home. He eontinues to wear trousers and safari shirts when going out. Most Indians do this. I have decided otherwise. No, he is unlikely to come into the water to swim with me. I have no quarrel with that. I just want him to leave me to do what I do.

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