Rains and Reliance with Pizza and Superman

It was just another day, just this one however was awaited because of The Reliance Digital Experience thanks to IndiBlogger at Infiniti Mall, Malad. Since it being a relatively new one and moreover not much visited by yours truly, I looked forward to spending some nice time. Just the bloody headache was the rains (which is being dubbed as #MumbaiRains everywhere). This place is one of the highest rainfall regions in the world and I think as if the spirit of the city itself takes some pride in it and makes traveling/living miserable at this time of the year (well when it isn’t?) and it’s not even July yet!

Anyways I left the house, got a print out of the e-mail (wasn’t sure why since at this age most of us carry it in our pockets with us, but still followed as per instructions regardless) and through a auto-rickshaw headed to above mentioned place and searched for the Reliance Digital outlet, after a bit confusion as this was on the second floor directly above two other Reliance Trends which were clothing outlets which looked stacked one above the other. It was quite interesting as I meet some other bloggers who were leaving when I was en route and met some more whom had planned to meet up in the morning which I overslept. But in any case I was there, the store manager had finished briefing them while I was greeted by another co-coordinator who added my e-mail invitation print-out to the stack in his hand (people are not so lazy on Saturdays after-all) and then came the apparently awkward moment, when he asked my name. I didn’t respond and just told him I’ll save him the trouble and searched it myself on the list, and he had his share of giggling after he checked my name – The Nameless One. Yeah, that’s my name. While I’m used to it, but still such lists can actually have real names and aliases together. But guess IndiBlogger likes to troll people like me. Oh well.

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Since I visit such electronic stores quite often and being a technology enthusiast, I didn’t actually need a tour (nor did I want one) and I fended off on my own. The place had a fresh new ambiance in it, and as I wandered around the store looking and taking photographs of course (which was apparently not allowed) many employees who were not engaged with some other customer offered their assistance (which I politely declined, of course I’m a nice guy!). Also their uniforms were a light blue, which was pleasant for the eyes. Actually that wasn’t a co-incidence, blue is one of the most pleasant colours for the human eye so in order to keep yours glued to something that’s why many products, even websites mostly facebook, twitter among others are in blue. There were different sections for each type of products and employees who were present to explain and guide customers who were interested in buying or looking for something in particular.

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971773_10151418865726968_1811548430_n 996730_10151418867881968_833993705_nThe place was spacious to move about and see things at a glance. After checking out various cameras, laptops, sound systems and TVs I went to the sections comprising of video games, movies and music. There were set ups of audio systems and gaming consoles which interested (and potential) customers could try out for themselves. Towards the end of the store, there was full dedicated section to books along with other home appliances like refrigerators etc.

WP_20130615_007WP_20130615_011 WP_20130615_012 WP_20130615_013WP_20130615_019 WP_20130615_018 WP_20130615_020In the end, conclusion is that this seems a great place to get your shopping done from. They just need to bring in more to their inventory, along with some great offers and deals. The thing is there are many such places out there, I need to be convinced that I need to get my stuff from here and not elsewhere, especially in a world today where many of it is done online. And not to forget, met Nihal and the one and only BlogwatiG there who had apparently finished doing some detective-giri there. I met her innocent(?) daughter too who seem to be afraid looking at me (am I so horrible?)

IMG_3642So after all was done, finished taking mental notes and photographs, left the place for the rest of the day. It was raining as you might have suspected, but at least not so much.

 

Best thing since sliced bread?

Most of us have heard the saying, “That’s the best thing since sliced bread!” What do you think is actually the best thing since sliced bread?

ImageAlright, quite honestly, this is the first time I’m reading this phrase, prior to this daily prompt I never knew about it. Another reason to love this community, learning something new everyday. Funny as I don’t recall reading it anywhere nor seeing it in a movie or television. Perhaps it’s fame didn’t go beyond US or I really live in the dark realm.

Either ways, I did the first thing which one might do, googled (yes that’s really a modern word) it. Courtesy of the other best friend wiki, sliced bread was first sold in 1928, advertised as “the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped”. Otto Frederick Rohwedder of Davenport, Iowa, USA; invented the first loaf-at-a-time bread-slicing machine (A prototype he built in 1912 was destroyed in a fire and it was not until 1928 that Rohwedder had a fully working machine ready). This led to the popular phrase, “the greatest thing since sliced bread“.

The ungodly technological advancement. Ranging from what the military and rocket scientists to the common consumer use. Internet. Connecting with people and things (no Nokia pun intended). I could go on. Hard to point towards just one. Image

And since we spoke about sliced bread and in my mind food floating making me hungry, speaking about food I would have said Pizza, but well that existed about a millennium before sliced bread. Although the word pizza was documented the first time in 977 in Gaeta and successively in different parts of Central and South Italy, which now the world famously recognizes it as an Italian dish, the history of the dish itself is not very clear or well documented. There are indications that it originated in Greece much before that.

Well that just means, for me ‘the best thing after sliced bread’ actually was invented millennia before that, which is Pizza 😀

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