Monday, November 21, 2011

Bye Bye Black Robes

I am studious enough to get 2 degrees but jinxed enough to not have attended any of the Convocations :(

My MBA convocation is taking place in Mumbai and I am not attending because my college gave me such a short notice, they just did not think about few of us living outside India. I mean hello!!!!! college, we need to plan, can't just pack and go at our whims and fancies.

Anyways, I did not attend the convocation when I graduated 5 years back because I was supposed to meet a possible match's (now my husband) mother, sisters and sister-in-law who were supposed to land in from bangalore on the occasion of my "First Ever Convocation". So for nervous parents and persistent middle man I had to give in ( anyways I had met the husband and had liked him so wasn't that sad for missing the convo :))

But then now I truly believe that Convocation is not for me, I will never get to wear those black robes, click pictures, and most importantly the hat throwing ceremony would be simply something that is shown in the movies :(

Anyways I have got to think positive and be happy so I am going to blame it all on Dear Husband, after all I missed my first convocation to meet his family and I will miss my second one because he works here and not in Mumbai. So it is most natural that he needs to make up for it and well what better punishment then a Shopping Extravaganza ( dramatic, right????... I like it like this :))

So what if I can not wear a black robe, I can buy a black dress.
What if I can not wear the hat with tassels on it, I can buy a Fedora :) :)

You've got to be happy no matter what the situation and I think I have shown a great example of: "How to be happy when the entire universe is conspiring against you"  ;) ;)

Now my husband is going to read this and say "Tu kitni Nautanki hai" (meaning, you are such a drama queen) and i am going to giggle away to glory :) :)

P.S: What started as a sad and angry post gave me a brilliant idea to be happy :)

                                                                             Source: via Purvi on Pinterest



  1. Congratulations girl! This is really amazing.

  2. Congratulations on the two degrees, a fantastic achievement....and any excuse to go shopping, I agree!! ;) x

  3. I agree:)
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  4. I didn't go to my convocation either... I just didn't want to as I wasn't a fan of the people I graduated with haha. so yours is def a better story than mine!!

  5. I attended only one. Believe me, it wa a waste of time & money. So I got the second degree posted to my house!

  6. Don't worry about can celebrate in your own way. I missed my convocation too because I went to a church conference...haha. But I just planned to go to the next convocation. No biggie. Thanks for your sweet comment :)

  7. " So what if I can not wear a black robe, I can buy a black dress.
    What if I can not wear the hat with tassels on it, I can buy a Fedora ''
    Hhahah awesome way to look at life..fresh view!
    Poor ur husband, but he knows you are worth it :D

  8. Congratulations, for the twin success and a reason to celebrate!

  9. As someone rightly said on Twitter - Women only need 3.5 inches to achieve nirvana... it's called a credit card :)

  10. Love it! My friend bought me a mug with that on it!! Love the colour too :D

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  12. Is a 'Convocation' the same thing as a 'Graduation'? I didn't attend mine either - by choice, driving three hours for the ceremony seemed pointless at the time and I would have had to taken off work. Just be proud of all that you have achieved, a black robe does not signify a graduation, your education and experience does.

  13. Shopping is the cure for a lot of things ;) Have you read the Shopaholic series of books by Sophie Kinsella? I love them because I relate so well! Congrats on the graduation, though!

  14. Well you have got something better that a black robe, you have a lovely and beloved hubby, fammily is all it matters, I am sure about it!

  15. @Tereza: Thanks:)
    @Sarah: Thanks, shopping is the best remedy :)
    @Cookie: Thanks :)
    @Pop Champagne: i have many friends attending the convocation, i could have met them but may be another time.
    @Gayatri: Atleast you got to attend one :) :)
    @Sherri: i will make sure I celebrate it :)

    @Red Handed:You've got to be happy no matter what :) :) and yes my husband thinks I am worth it :) :)

    @Rahul Ji: Thanks :)

    @Purba: OMG Purba, you are bang on :) :)

    @cecylia: Thanks

    @Fabrizia: Thanks, i am glad you liked it :)

    @Sam: i agree Sam my experience and education is important :) and yes convocation is a ceremony performed on graduating :)

    @Beetlelovecupcakes: I haven't read those books... will surely go on a look out now :) thanks for the wishes :)

    @Yiqin: Thanks :)

    @Francesca: Yes Francesca, you are absolutely right :) :)

  16. Oh! That's always the best thing to do!! :D

  17. Purvi, you are my kind of woman...when the going gets tough, the tough go shopping:):)

  18. Haha:) See Whatevar happens, happens for a reason. The tone in your writing certainly changed towards the end and you seemed very very happy to have missed the convocation days... Happy Shopping Girl:)

  19. Thanks for your sweet comment Purvi :)

  20. In india, one can atleast get photographed in studio in that convocation attire:)

  21. This is a great post! Great positive attitude that some of us forget sometimes. I do try to stay happy as much as possible. But when I get depress or dissapointed I tend to shop! Which is not a good thing for my pockets..haha!