My Vibrant Self at a Static Fair

I was at the furniture fair, totally clueless regarding what I was specifically looking for but exclusive pieces of designs reflecting an attitude, a grace and which attracts the buyers towards it and leaves the salespersons job insignificant – does interest me.

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I was at the furniture fair, totally clueless regarding what I was specifically looking for but exclusive pieces of designs reflecting an attitude, a grace and which attracts the buyers towards it and leaves the salespersons job insignificant – does interest me.

I entered the fair with all these conscious thoughts and was immediately greeted by a salesperson’s sudden garish voice, “Hello Madam!!!” ….  The tone of his expression was both irritating and amusing – it took me by surprise. Holding back my laughter; at first I smiled suspiciously at him and later glanced at the display.  The furniture were very Indian and classic in design which I had seen very often in furniture shops, I slowly stepped forward trying to politely convey the salesperson by disinterest.

There was a segment which was especially into customized sofas, which interested me. The enthusiastic salesperson persuaded me into sitting on every sofa which was on display, to comprehend the relaxation factor – the couches which bounced gently were the frontrunners in the competition! He presented me a thick catalogue consisting of all the possible designs which I could not have preferably imagined, nevertheless the price quote made me shiver. “Alright, can you give me your visiting card  … I’ll surely give you a call”, I tried to flee being respectfully dishonest. Nevertheless, the salesperson insisted, “Why don’t you book a sofa now, the price quoted at the fair is cheaper?” To discourage his coaxing – I cunningly replied back, “I am not sure now, will definitely get back to you”.

Proceeding ahead, I came across a section specializing in indoor fountains; the designs were rustic in nature – showcasing creativity to its optimum potential. Walking around those beautifully crafted pieces was similar to a short trek in the countryside.

Here was a section blooming in royalty with furniture made from teak wood, possessing an unmatched elegance. The different types of clocks at display – the tower clock, the grandfather clock, the wall clock and the table clock gave the impression of belongings from an emperor’s palace …for a while I imagined myself as  Cinderella … of course, lost at a furniture fair.

The next segment which aroused my interest was the one with display of swings. I hopped to sit on some of the swings to simulate my childhood memories, I realised few designs which looked appealing lacked the comfort factor and left me speculating that  –  if I would have sat on them for more than few seconds, I would have definitely fallen flat on the ground along with the swing.

Exiting the fair, I observed a visitor of the fair comfortable sitting on a resting chair – the   expression on his face intrigued me. It did not seem that he was relaxing on the chair with the intention of purchasing it; he appeared to be in a pause mode – distancing oneself from the commotion around.

“Hello Madam!!!” … The same voice of that anomalous salesperson fell in my ears to stun me, this time I could not hold back my laughter and left the place pleasantly smiling back at him.

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Author: mirandavoice

I am the author of the blog, mirandavoice.com, which is based on photography, fiction and non-fiction piece of writing. I am also the author of another blog, masalahealth.wordpress.com: A blog of innovative and healthy food recipes written in an unorthodox format. I am a recipe developer. I have an inherent ability to create recipes with new flavours using natural ingredients - I create both vegetarian and non-vegetarian recipes, for this I usually use less number of ingredients to keep the recipe simple and easy, which are certainly tasty and are beneficial to health in general. Each recipe is written according to my awareness of the recipe when I create it, in a writing skill which is very easy for the reader to comprehend. Sylvia Miranda (mirandapresence@gmail.com)

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