7/21/2012

Cheer me up!

I am observing a new phenomena these days. The weekend is usually fun. But, as the week starts and we slip back into the normal schedule, I can feel the fun draining away & stress catching up. 
I attribute this to the extended commute these days. My present employer is doing quite well in Singapore. So well as to construct a new building. It has a new chic layout, compact desks, beautiful lobby, spacious balconies, all makes it good to go to work. The best part is the meeting rooms. They are spacious and bright and numerous. At least one side of the meeting rooms are full windows :-) Obviously, I am so glad because my work involves lots of meetings and it was struggle getting a meeting room booked in the old place. 
Now the 'But' part. The major issue is, the place is way too far from my home. I spend an hour each way in trains and bus. This commute directly eats into my home-time. No wonder I get so worked up. So far, Thursdays are the worst. That's when the weekly stress is max and weekend is not at the nearest. 
This Thursday, on my way back, I decided to stop by Harbor front and spend a solid hour to go see the people in the mall. I always felt that people look more beautiful  in the ambient lighting of this particular spacious mall. On the way to the cafe, I saw a small exhibition and I found this beautiful set of Kitchen towels. Its a gradient set of blue and green and turquoise & 100% cotton :-) Wasn't too expensive. Deal !! 


It was instant crush and I brought it. Immediately, I felt very happy and went home.
I can use the cafe-therapy next Thursday :-)
When I explained to Manu the reason why I was beaming when I came back home, his first reaction was disbelief! How can a person be so happy after buying kitchen towels ? I don't know, I never thought about it before.
Was it the instant satisfaction of spending money knowing that you get a desired output ? 
Is it the tangible element of the shopping results, in contrast to the intangible power inside your credit card ? 

Or was I unknowingly missing really beautiful kitchen towels ?  
What else am I missing ? Let me see where next Thursday takes me ;)

4 comments:

Divya Saurabh said...

Tell the husband its called retail therapy - the best therapy :D
It always works for me.. and it could even be something as silly as buying a new brand of handwash! Just that little packet to toddle home with is a mood uplifter :)

U_Kno_Who said...

Knowledge sharing - Done ! :-)

Totally agree with you Divya! Sometimes its OK to choose easy way out for satisfaction also :)

And then shopping always helps :)

Divya Saurabh said...

But seriously.... u get to pass through Harbourfront every single working day!!! LUCKY you! :)

U_Kno_Who said...

Lady, Its the interchange!
I transit from yellow to purple.

Earlier, I could bike to work in 15 minutes !! Now I have to spend my mornings in MRT.

Evenings are fun though. I can go movies @ GV, or just go to Vivo :-)