I have been tagged by Uma and Monu for the honest tag but somehow I am not able to write even one thing honestly, idea’s come but go again and I am left with only the rules of the tag written in the draft post…. so while I still try to write that, you girls will have to wait for a while… I am pretty desparate myself to put up a post but nothing seems worth enough to actually post, and then I just tweeted an incident and then I thought maybe its worth a post… so I deleted the tweet and thought lets try and write a post.. so here we go… lets see if I can actually write it and finish it…
I absolutely loathe going to the barbers shop on a Sunday. It is here that I realize that India really needs to curb its population… who wants to start a Sunday morning waiting for an hour in queue as one after the other unbathed male comes trying to influence the barber to seat him earlier than the ones already waiting reading the news paper or watching some silly tv programme or puffing cigarettes outside…
This is when I play my mobile game the most, though I hate it… Just as I get bored of the game and take out a cigarette to puff I see a guy with really long hair walk in and signals he wants a shave… when the barber asks him about a hair cut he solemnly shakes his head and says its perfect.
At times I marvel at people who have long manes and am always wonder how much patience it requires for such long hair to grow. I clearly am a guy short on patience… then I see a couple of people getting their heads shaved off… this one is short and sweet no style… simply get the hair shaved off… Shaakal type !!!
I want to get my head shaved off but always have resisted… once even we brothers had decided to do it… but I backed off after one brother of mine got his head shaved off… once or twice I have got myself a crew cut leaving just half a centimeter of hair on my head but… it looks awful on me with my round face and expanded cheekbones… its more suited to oval faces I guess…
however I have always maintained that when I go to Ladakh I will shave my head completely and go… don’t see the connection ??? neither do I 😐 … but I think its cool to shave the head off completely wear Raybans, puff a cigarette on the banks of Pangong TSO and get a pic clicked sitting on my jeep !!!! Sigh.. !
Anyways finally after an hour and 3 cigarettes later my turn came and as the barber was using the machine on my head… something inside me told me to get it shaved off… the whole head… but my normal self screamed no no no… !! Somehow I struck a balance and told the barber leave —– (yes those lines depict the length I indicated to him with my fingers) and shave off the rest… !!!! 😛 😛
The ordeal was soon over and I couldn’t believe I did it… as I looked in the mirror it was evident only one word was applicable, it simply looked nothing else but horrible… !
I told my barber….
(never mind the English translation)
Me : “Bahot bhayankar dikhta hai..”
Barber : “Main to pehle hi bola saab, aapke face pe suit nahi karega, hum experience se bolta hai”
Me : (trying to keep my chin up, with an ugly grin) “Koi nahi oye, bina kaante kaise pata chalta ??” 😛 😛
As I paid and started walking towards my Dio and looked at the mirror I knew it was not good still somewhere inside me something was still trying to grope for some help… like a sinking man trying to grab a slender piece of wood, I though… no at home they will say its different but cool… !
As I went in home my wife opened the door but she looked at me and was 😐
and I said.. “I know it doesn’t look good !”
She said… “oh why did you do it again !” (she had seen me in a similar cut in college and it looked ugly back then as well)
But she maintained her composure and she knows I always am too conscious about how I look so she said… maybe it will take a day or too for the eyes to get used to it… she also said… well it doesn’t look so bad after all (wonder what that line means) !! Her attempt to boost was very feeble… but she got busy in her kitchen probably trying to stop herself from saying anything that would rub me the wrong way more… !!! 😥
As I went into the bedroom some noise came from the bathroom and I realized my son was inside… I went to look what he was doing and he was bathing and the moment he looked at me..
He simply pointed at my head, hair to be more specific and laughed out loud…just like this male Zoo Zoo in this Vodafone Ad :
and finally I knew I had now got the most honest frank opinion… !!!!! 😐 😐 😐