I wrote about Wardrobe Chronicles 2 years ago…
And this time, here’s a sneak peek into the woman’s private zone…
Are you excited yet?
Well, if you think what’s so great about a woman’s lavatory, think again.
(In fact, if you DO think that there’s nothing special about a woman’s restroom, it’s all the more reason for you to read this post. Brush up on your GK, dude!! Dobara mat poochna!!)
For women, a washroom is not merely a place to freshen up, but an essential part of living… If walls had ears, the restroom walls would have been a part of the Guinness World Records for holding the most secrets…
Women discussing latest fashion.
Women reminiscing about the good ol’ days.
Women experimenting with new looks and make up.
I haven’t mentioned half the list yet…
Now do you see?
Now, again you would think why I’m sharing all this with you non-members of this private and beautiful zone. Am I not a woman who loves this space? I do, which is why I’m showing you just how important and exciting this place is…
Why else would a woman excuse herself to go to the washroom the minute she steps into a home, restaurant, office or club?
Men don’t do that, do they? At least not the (comparatively) macho ones that I know…
So, women obviously sit on the pot as they chat with their friends and boyfriends, either bitching or whispering sweet nothings.
Or they could be wailing coz their boss shouted on them for something that was frivolous (according to them). Maybe a boyfriend giving them grief. Or coz they were feeling unwell and some supervisor acted rude and insensitive. No dearth of reasons to cry – we’re women after all!
The powder room, as it is also called at times, is a must visit for any woman who enters a pub or workplace. (Or anywhere for that matter, if one lives in Mumbai – the sweat and muck, yuck!!)
Staring at themselves for hours in the mirror. Curling their already curled (or straightened) hair. Lining their eyes with mascara for the tenth time in 10 minutes. Painting their already shining lips. Peering at marks (both visible and invisible, real and imaginary) on the face and elsewhere. Adjusting accessories or the dupatta or the t-shirt… And once all of this done, staring at themselves from top to bottom again – a quick check to see if everything’s in order.
Being a woman isn’t an easy job, fellas! It’s a lot of hard work…
And I bet you don’t mind when you see the great outcome that steps outta the washroom. Worth the wait, right?
The venue is also a breakout zone for a gang of giggly girls who want to catch up on lost time and updates. Like who’s dating whom, who fought with whom, what’s the masala in the work world and movie world.
I know this is taking it too far, but once I even saw a girl sipping coffee as she chatted up her pals in the washroom! Takes the cake, eh? LOL.
Well, well… Women who are taking offence, pardon me. But I honestly don’t understand the concept of wasting time in the loo. The loo is meant for a particular purpose, one that I often finish in less than a minute. And when I see chics spending a good 15 minute break at work in the loo… It kinda surprises and amuses me.
And we laugh on…