Saturday, June 6, 2009

The SRE and the dressing table


We live in a semi-furnished flat, which means that besides our own furniture, we use some stuff that belongs to the landlord. What I'm using as a dressing table is actually a slender desk with two drawers, with a large mirror perched on top of it. Our computer has a large monitor, which occupies most of the computer table top. So, very often, important documents that need our attention or papers that need to be filed sit on top of the dressing table until they are dealt with. There is , however, a bookshelf in between the computer table and the dressing table. They are not conjoined, they are separate entities, even though they are of the same height. A host of ballpoint pens and sharpened pencils sit in a mug on the computer table, since the SRE is very fond of Sudoku, and I used to enjoy doing crossword puzzles before the blog world took over large chunks of my leisure time.

When my kids were young, the dressing table was a totally dysfunctional entity, since toddlers and make-up have an incredibly strong attraction towards each other. A moment's carelessness could spell a squashed or broken lipstick. It was years before I could even dream of keeping cosmetics on the dressing table. Those days are long gone, so I can now keep whatever little make up I use on the dressing table. At least, I thought that I could..........

A couple of days ago I discover my brand new eyeliner pen lying near the fruit basket in the dining room. Its tip was squashed. The guilty party was obviously the SRE. No one else uses/touches our dressing table.

Since the eyeliner pen stays in the bowl of lipsticks (next to the candles), it does indicate, to my logical mind at least, that this particular pen is a cosmetic, not a writing instrument. I really wonder what the SRE was thinking about when he picked it up. The poor man has no answer. I just hope that he isn't going to morph into a toddler.......

22 comments:

ra said...

Ha, similar events occurred here until my roars put paid to such efforts.

Mishika said...
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Mishika said...

My sister and I keep doing such things to my mom; just pick up her stuff, use it, and never keep it back..
(It became so bad once that she had to hide her comb in her wardrobe!)

Space Bar said...

heh! now get a green one as a replacement.

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

Hahaha! The poor man must be very baffled indeed.

mummyjaan said...

Yup. You can expect that much from a man. Mine scribbled a phone number with the nearest pencil-like thing he could get his hand on, which happened to be my lip liner.

dipali said...
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dipali said...

@ra: Now the man is picking it up on purpose, just to tease:(
@Mishika: That's not being nice to your mom! But at least you know what you are picking up:)
@Space Bar: Psssstt- it still works!
@M4: Not him! I'm the one who's permanently baffled by 'these menz'.
@mummyjaan: These menz- my sympathies!

June 7, 2009 7:48 AM

Usha said...

hahaha. And you cant even pay back by using his shaving gel as whipped cream. Not fair.

dipali said...

@Usha-And i can't even accidentally wear his favourite shirt either-I'm too fat:(
Must plot a good revenge, though:)

churningthewordmill said...

lol.. .im guessing he was in such a hurry that he dint check wat he was using to write.. he just grapped the pencil in sight and used it!dint he notice that the 'graphite' of the pencil looks kinda smudged on paper??

Suki said...

I have been guilty of writing phone numbers in my own kajal. When nothing else was handy.

What more to say? No hope for me now :P

eve's lungs said...

Lol poor SRE - you misled him .

dipali said...

@churningthewordmill: He's scatterbrained at the best of times!
I'm just surprised because it was sitting in a bowl full of (largely unused) lipsticks!
@suki: Tsk tsk! Methinks you need to be made to write a hundred lines with your kajal:)
@eve'slungs: Now how did I do that?
Must I regress to the kajal dabbi just so as not to confuse the man?
Methinks your sympathy is misplaced:)

asaaan said...

rofl.
I have all my make up locked up.

Itchingtowrite said...

SRE is a scream!!! too cute!

dipali said...

@asaan: You also have four young children- locking it up is a necessity:)
@Itchy: That he is:)

Mampi said...

hahahaha
this was lovely,,,,

dipali said...

@mampi: Thanks:) Still waiting for your call!

Neera said...

ha ha ha ..this was too cute ..to be honest my mind will work on the lines of plotting a suitable revenge ;)

dipali said...

@Neera: Tell me when you think of something suitable:)

AMIT said...

The pic u posted is nice which suits ur post.

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