Easy. Just buy a tie as a gift for him. Chinese has this belief. If you received a tie from someone, it signifies the person is tying you down. So, girlfriends and wives, go out and buy a couple of ties for the man NOW.
So how to avoid being tied down? Simple. Give the giver a dollar (RM or whatever currency of the country you are from). This means the man is buying the tie from the woman and hence, break the curse!
Actually, a few days ago, Eyeris blogged about his hatred for ties. On the same day, my atm brought back three ties! Now, this is red alert. Three ties!?!? In funky colours, no less.
I recalled the movie Pretty Woman where Julia Roberts presented Richard Gere with a tie in her birthday suit. I think buying a tie as gift for a man is rather personalised. I don’t think I can just pop by a tie shop and lovingly and thoughtfully pick out a tie for a platonic male friend without having some feelings. Probably, because I associate ties with what I mentioned above.
Now, where did my atm get his ties from? Nay…not some hot chicks or sexy-turkey of his. His Italian colleagues from Italy usually bring loads of ties for him as gifts. Some are very stylish, some look like those thin, black ties worn by the mafias. I would check the label and see that it is not some local brand ties. Then, I would be suspicious.
Ever tie a man down? I mean give him a tie, don’t get naughty ideas, ok? Guys, next time don’t simply accept ties from any Ah Lians, ok? It may have kong thau (black magic).