Day 19 :- Retail Therapy Not just for Ladies/Women/Girls

Posted: January 19, 2015 in Age, Bikramism, Blogathon, Colours, Experiences, Unlikely things, Weird, Women
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I know I know I missed two days now .. DAMN!!! This writing a post every day of the month is so hard, plus it does not help that it is in the month of January. Too much has happened in the last 3 to 4 weeks, been under tremendous pressure due to some reasons which I am not very comfortable sharing at moment on a public place, Although some of you have been absolute Darlings and been emailing me, I am thankful to you all. I just hope and wish no one goes through it all, tragedies strike in three’s they say so one thing after the other ANYWAY forget that all 🙂

Right then ladies and gentlemen Who said that retail therapy is only for Ladies, OH NO . no no no Noooooooo it is not .. and Who said Retail therapy works .. OH YES. yessssssss yes yes yes yes it WORKS and worked a treat yesterday for sure and by the looks of it , IT is still working although when the credit card bill comes I am not sure how well it will work then.

Saying that I am a good boy I don’t misuse my credit card, since I have a gold card I get lots of points , other benefits , privileges if I use it , so YES I use it for every shopping I do from buying grocery to fuel BUT what I do is at the weekend I make sure I pay the money into it from my Debit account, So usually when the monthly statement comes it is 0.00.

Anyway this is not a gyaan post its on what I did at the weekend, On Saturday I had a phone call from an old old friend Jason who has now shifted to Coventry, hence we don’t get to meet often, he was in town with his little daughter and wanted to meet up, The daughter wanted to watch a movie Taken 3, We organised to watch the movie and then sit for a bite later on. Once all that was done, after the good bye’s I was walking to my car when I happened to walk by the Nike showroom that had an irresistible offer, Everything in there was on 40% off, I RARELY get excited about sales , don’t know why I had this urge to visit, since it was late, the shop had shut by then, I made a mental note that Tomorrow Sunday I will make a trip.

So Sunday afternoon I went to the shop to buy a pair of good shoes, I must tell you here that offer was 40% but because of my job I can get another 10% on it .. so the 50% off was a juicy deal. I was looking for the high-end Lebron or Kobe, But there were none on the shelf, there were some Jordan’s-flights etc, But I already had a pair of them so did not want to spend any money, I felt dejected ,walking back I just happened to ask one of the store guy if they had any Lebron or Kobe in size 10 or 10.5, at first he said No sir everything is on the shelves, but later he asked me to wait to go and see in the back.

After about 5 minutes he came back saying yes they have some in stock but they have not been checked yet or tagged, so will go on the shelf only Tuesday or Wednesday, to which I just said I can’t come back again , I finish work around 10pm , shops close at 5:30, don’t know why or what made him do what he did, maybe my sad-ugly looking face 🙂 , he said wait , he will ask the manager and see if anything could be done, so again I waited..

After another 10-15 minutes he came out holding about 6 or 7 pair of boxes, and believe me when i say that EVERYONE in the shop looked at me, or rather at those boxes being carried to me , I mean I could FEEL THE GAZE of every individual. You know sometimes when you can feel Someone is watching you, a few of the men I could see coming towards and just standing a couple of feet away , looking at each box being opened , so I tried a pair

I liked them, kept that on one side, tried the other one and another one .. For some reason I liked all of them .. and Guess what I did , I bought all of them .. YES you read it right, ALL OF THEM, I am not sure if it was the right decision but I did like all the shoes, could not choose which ones to keep, and the moment I said to the Store guy “I will have all of these”.. the horrified look on everyone else around, as if saying HOW DARE I BUY THEM ALL. They were almost going to jump on me or at the boxes after I had chosen. I really felt I was in danger especially after the way PUBLIC had behaved on the Black friday sales in December, People had gone MAD and that too on a sale which is STILL GOING ON TODAY.

I don’t know what’s wrong with people anymore they are becoming vultures and in-human, TV footage shoes people actually pulling each other’s hair, kicking others, snatching abusing each other to get hold of an item that was on sale.

Anyway coming back to me, Yes I bought all the Lebron pairs , a couple of Jordan flights pair.. 7 pairs of shoes I bought.. you can call me STUPID-IDIOT-SHOW OFF anything , and I have no answer to if you ask me , Why I bought them. I just did. The last time I had bought a pair of shoe was in India , Bangalore in 2012. yeah its been that long.

The problem is my shoes don’t get spoilt that easy because for work I wear combat Magnum shoes and NOTHING happens to them, I got two pairs that I have been using for a few years now. , The other job of computers is sitting job , so shoes are hardly used for anything. Its only when I go running or to a gym or sometimes if I go to parties etc that I wear good shoes, but since last year I have hardly gone to any parties because of my health and all. So I have so many pairs of shoes, Which again brings us back to the point I have no answer why I bought all the pairs. Maybe because they were going cheap.

So to end the story I had a smile and my heart-felt excited, you know bubbly I cant explain the emotion it was like , I wanted to come home or go to a friends and say come come everyone Look what I bought, see see seeeeeee.. I am sure you all know that feeling of excitedness (is that a word)…

Let me conclude here saying that YES retail therapy works and I woke up HAPPY Today, I had post scheduled to be published for the whole week, I stopped that schedule and Wrote this post. 🙂 🙂 Now I am going to publish this and go to Work wearing my New Shoes, One each day yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Here have a look at these lovely shoes ..






The bill was whopping .. But 50% off made the smile broader .. I don’t know if I did the right thing or not, But then that’s ME…..

  1. greenboochi says:

    Super Bik 🙂 Loved all your shoes – especially the coral colored ones 🙂 Retail therapy does work 🙂


    • Bikramjit says:

      I just pressed the publish button on your blog and saw your comment come through.. what a coincidence 🙂

      Thank you so much for saying that , after I published the post I thought maybe everyone will say what a IDIOT i am ..

      Thank you GB so muchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


  2. obsessivemom says:

    7 pairs??? That really is something. Love the blue oones best.


    • Bikramjit says:

      I know .. maybe as i said in the post I did something wrong .. but then what the heck.. what do we earn for 🙂 he he he

      and you know the blue and the orangy ones are my favourite too so far and today I am showing off the blue ones he he he he he he


  3. Tharani says:

    Hope things are back to normal now and Ahh love the shoes 🙂


  4. sweety says:

    7?!!? 7 shoes.. OMG!!!! Me jealous!!! 😫


  5. Swaram says:

    So many! Cracking Saks would love this 😀

    U doing the marathon too?! Gud luck 🙂


  6. First, I hope all is well on your side and second, now I have to buy me a pair. I have just one pair of running/jogging/walking shoes.


  7. Firstly nice selection of shoes. Nothing wrong with retail therapy, yes times are challenging but we all work hard so why not, enjoy as no one knows what’s going to happen tomorrow. Next stop! We need you to do a catwalk of your new shoes.


    • Bikramjit says:

      THank you so much. exactly what are we earning for if not having a bit of fun ourself.
      CATWALK and me nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo .. it will give nightmares to everyone


  8. 7 bikram?.. im sure you’ll be using them for the next 4 years. :p
    aah, I like those grey Lebron ones with cream outline.
    And yes, like you said, things will be things. Sometimes, we just have to face them. Take care and try to be happy like this.


  9. Visha says:

    I am in love with all your shoes 🙂 🙂 🙂

    That reminds me, I got a gift of Adidas for my birthday I am yet to wear them and run outside 😦


  10. Anita says:

    Cool therapy, Bikram!
    I understand that we go through this when we see things on “sale” that are available far cheaper 🙂
    Now you have a Shoe-treasure! Enjoy!
    It’s nice to do what we wish once in a while (as long as it’s not illegal!!!)
    A new pair of shoes each day is a great idea!
    Yes, excitedness is a word 🙂 May we all have lots of it!


    • Bikramjit says:

      yeah too many shoes i would say 🙂 you are right and dont worry i would not do anything that is illegal , I know the guy who will come to arrest me he he he he

      excitedness it is then 🙂 Thank you so much anita


  11. jaishvats says:

    7 pairs of shoes at one shot ?? Ha ha ha …. Nice shoes btw 🙂


  12. Deboshree says:

    A job well done Biks. The shoes look great. And retail therapy definitely works. 😉


  13. Kalpanaa says:

    Wow – hats off to you ( or should I say, sneakers off?) for following your desire and buying all those sneakers. I love the orange ones and the grey/aqua ones. Great choice. Enjoy 🙂


  14. Rinks says:

    Almost me…when I want, I get them all.I do not count the numbers. I thought I was crazy to buy so many pairs at one time. Loved the fact that you follow your heart too. Hope things are sorted out…give yourself sometime.


    • Bikramjit says:

      yeah one needs to follow because life is too short .. it takes less than 2 minutes for it to go …

      things are ok , they will go with time i guess , nothing can be done about it … Thank you so much for asking


  15. Saritha says:

    Oh my god you brought all the shoes. .it’s always women get blamed for impluse purchase now I can quote you….

    Btw nice collections but I like puma then Nike.


  16. I love the blue and orange shoes. What colors!!

    Destination Infinity


  17. Archana K B says:

    Bap re! 7 in one day. I have been so kanjoos to buy sometimes even one!!! Though my hubby has more shoes than me! 😛 Another fascination is jeans. Its like the “salwar kameez” for ladies. How much you buy, its less for him. What are your other collections…

    Just remembered that the famous politician “Jayalalitha” too had lots of shoes!!! 😀


    • Bikramjit says:

      yeah .. well usually i am kanjoos too as i said the last time i got shoes was in 2012 .. but dont know why that day .. maybe i was feeling vulnerable or something I dont know ..

      I also like to buy jeans 🙂 maybe its the man thing he he he he


  18. Rachna says:

    Wow! So many shoes. Hope all is well, Bikram. I watched all the 3 movies in Hunger Games series and quite liked them.


  19. Ashwini says:

    Going to show this post to my Mom, coz she thinks I’m the only one who buys so many shoes. And who said Retail therapy is only for Women? Loved the post 🙂


  20. sindhoooo says:

    Ah! Shoe and shoes everywhere!
    It was an enjoyable read Bikram 🙂 Yes, shopping is a therapy, you have presented it so well!
    I am of a different kind. If I go for window shopping, I would return happily may be even buying something. But, if I go for shopping itself, I end up totally confused and somewhat satisfied to ‘ok-ok’ extent…


  21. D says:

    Now this is something…You know what, I am jealous of your attitude!! I would had never have the courage to do this, even if I liked all of this is called..following one’s heart..way to go!! Cheers..


    • Bikramjit says:

      thank you so much , I am veyr impulsive but not always .. plus i think i was not in the right state of mind , so i just went with it 🙂 and by the way there is a 28 days cooling period I can always return them.. although I doubt if i will 🙂 he he he he

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  22. Maddie says:

    7 pairs! Wow….have never owned 7 pairs in my life! One for each day?


  23. pixie says:

    Wait. How many pairs did you buy? 😛
    Shoe shopping is my favorite past time! Any kind will do 😀


  24. ladynimue says:

    Super !! Not for the shopping but that it made u happy.

    Btw i liked the multi color one most. Thats just me. I feel there has to be some color and spunk in the dressing !! Sadly pati is all for the usual colors 😉


  25. padmaja says:

    Nice to see a positive you! More than the shoes, I liked the free spirit behind the shopping spree 🙂


  26. Rahul says:

    Retail therapy , sure is soothing, Bikram!


  27. sm says:

    nice shoes yes retail therapy sure will make happy everyone


  28. dNambiar says:

    Seven pairs? Your whole week is covered.
    It’s ok to indulge once in a while. That’s therapy too. 😉

    I hope you are doing well now, Bikram. 🙂


  29. Amit Agarwal says:

    Grinning from ear to ear that you ‘the positive energy’ are back dear Bikram sir 🙂
    Hope and pray for your well being, for YOU keep us well 😉


    • Bikramjit says:

      THANK you so much sir.. wowowowo …
      I am doing good .. just the usual life things happening hence on and off from blogging 🙂 … those are some lovely words I am so happy to read


  30. […] Anyway Not very happy as I guess I wont have the Shoes, Pity, I love shoes and have so many of them 🙂  […]


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