Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Tie knot

It was in 6th class that we had to wear a proper tie and not the one with elastic and ready-made knot in it. That was when I considered wearing a tie a nuisance, because I couldn't figure out how to tie the knot. It took me few weeks to understand. Meanwhile my father used to tie it for me and I used to carefully take it off so as not to disturb the knot, and wore the same next day, and tightened the knot to fit my neck. But I did enjoy tightening of knot while looking at the mirror, and adjusting my tie, holding that tie knot that looks like a samosa.

Finally when I understood the trick behind the tie knot, the tie became my favorite attire in the uniform! And I used to proudly explain to others the intricacies of the tie knot! I even played around with the tie after coming back from school, so as to figure out how to use a tie in a street fight or combat, to distract the enemy.
I was rather disappointed when wearing ties were not allowed in summers. The only thing I looked forward to in winters now, was wearing tie in my school uniform, along with the blazer; I felt like a gentleman then! I still do, when I'm in a suit with a tie!
BTW, has anyone tried to kill him/herself using a tie knot? I do think that someone with a lot of optimism must have come up with the idea of wearing a tie. He must have seen people being hanged. Put the image of the hanging rope around the neck of the person, and you'll get a tie.

6 comments:

Simply हर्ष ツ said...

Tie-knot that looks like samosa :D
Super comparison!
Now me hungry for those chhotu small 50p samosas from my hometown Allahabad!!! :O
Yep I've tried choking myself with my school tie... Apparently it causes 2 reactions...
1) The tie tears (if your weight's like more than it should be)
2) The knot merely tickles and feels like a hanky stuffed down your throat... but nope it don't work! :(

Divenita said...

Hehe ! :) Nice Nice! :D
I love Harsh's comment too! :D

Raja said...

Nice read.. The energy level drops as you choke yourself with ur tie.. So it is not possible to kill yourself in this case.. :)

shashydhar said...

there was a time in medieval europe when people were too lazy to bring in napkins to wipe their lips after a meal. So a tie was invented which you could wear to a party and can wipe your lips or your brow...

and that's how is become part of the attire.

Sainath said...

Lol, loved it :)

Anonymous said...

The samosa comparison reminds me of the double knot or samosa knot.The emergence of youtube has definitely made tying knots easy.