Pardon my all apparent insanity but thats what I call the stuff one wears in one's ears.
okay now moving on.....
A day ago I was speaking to my friend, Nivindya, and she was telling me how happy her mum was when she presented her with stuff she had bought with her own money on a recent trip.And that set off a chain OF thoughts ...
I have never earned money as yet.Okay I have , when I was very little , but I shall not go into the details coz then Mani will have a grand time pulling my leg,accusing me of being a 'Jackie'. Dont even ask me what a 'jackie ' is...
Anyways, thats not the point of the post.First salaries....
thats the point of this post.When you get your first salary ..mmmmm....it must be so awesome!!!!
You spend it on people who are most important to you!!A couple of people I know have started earning but only once someone has bought something for me with their first salary.
And how unexpected was that!.
Some of you might remember me talking about my neighbour's wedding.Lets call her di.
Di lived right across the street .We are on VERY friendly terms with her family. Now she is happily married to an engg who is minting loads of money, but then she was mostly broke.
She had just finished her Msc, Nutrition, when she got this real teeny , real real real teeny job.
It was to pay her real real real teeny as well.
This one evening , the day she had gotten her first salary, I was sitting cross- legged on my bed studying when she came in my room with a cheery
" Dekh mein tere liye kya layi!!!!!!!!!!"
In her hands she dangled a pair of silver ear ware.
" meri pehli salary se, tere liye",she said with the broadest smile.
Generally when someone gifts me something, I make it a point to let that person know how much I appreciate their gesture but at that time I cud hardly say a word.
Okay yeah! you all know how senti I can be, but I was really very very moved at that time, still am each time I think about it.
She was just a normal friend for me, who would bore me with stories of how she was sure that the shopkeeper was flirtng with her, but I must be atleast a teeny bit important for her cuz she spent a portion of her teeny salary on me!
THe ear ware is simple, not at all the very expensive types..but I was soo touched!!!
I think I gave her a hug...you know one has to hug all the time, aunties, cousins, blah and some more blah, but that was one of the few times when i hugged someone cuz I really really really wanted to....it was sooo sweet of her.
INfact I think if she had said something remotely senti that time i would have started to cry also!!!
See, you get a hundred crore and get a gift for a neighbour, fair enough, but you get a teeeeeeny salry and then too you manage to get something for a neighbour makes it SO much more special.That makes so special that that neighbour will sit and blog about it a grand two years later.:)
Thats the ONLY time someone got me something with their first salary.Second, third, fourth slaries dont matter that much.Although most people I know have started earning two people still remain!!
Latika and Bhai , both have yet to earn. Latika, if you are reading this, I hope certain things are clear to you!!ahem ahem...
So, that silver earwear is my most precious bit of jewellery...Its broken now, it broke some time back, so i cannot wear it, but I cannot possibly throw it. It stays with me in a pretty pink box which contains all my collection and it shall remain there for a long time....
Thank you , di,
heres a picture of the silver ear ware...
and yess...the red nail paint is in preparation for today's Holi. I dont use draculaish colours.*serious look*
and yess...I am guilty as charged of wearing bright yellow capris...they are my love:D