Take, for example, the most common area- a lift/elevator...If you walk in alone, you'll surely do something and not just stand there like a nut, right? You might:
- Smile at yourself to see how you look, if you're going for an interview,
- Fluff your hair with a comb or with your hands if you have no comb. Particularly if you're a Gujju guy- a comb is a necessary accessory to be fitted into the trouser pockets. Not a strand should be out of place.
- Open your mouth wide and see if there're any cavities, if you're planning to visit the dentist shortly. Or exhale sharply so that your breath touches the mirror and bounces back-this tells you whether you've got good or bad breath.
- Pull up or pull down your trousers/skirt, to make sure it's just perfectly, well, placed, for lack of a better word.
Why do we do this? It's the security one feels when in an elevator-that you're alone and no-one is observing your little shennanigans....little do you notice, specially in today's modern places like malls, buildings, etc, be it in India or Dxb-there's usually a teeny or even a normal video camera that's put there mainly to observe any suspicious activity. And, there's an observer sitting somewhere in the guard/security room who's grinning away, getting his daily dose of laughter without having any comedy TV channels.
In public also, people have these tendencies- heaven knows how many times I've had to get the mirror on my two-wheeler fixed, because someone sat on it while it was parked, and twisted it round in order to admire himself(Or, was it a her??)
Even now, while I'm sitting in this room, there's mirror on the wall behind my laptop and I keep looking to see if writing the post is bringing a grin to my face....LOLOL.
If there's a shiney car, someone will be sure to sidle up to it and try and see if they're looking fit.
Speaking of interviews, it's finally happened- an ad where the guy uses 'fair and lovely' cream for men, and immediately gets selected for the job. Qualifications? Immaterial! I'm not sure, but I think I even heard the interviewer asking him how he looks so good? I can imagine the sales of the product shooting up, specially in this season when people have just graduated and are on the lookout for good jobs.:)
And, oh wow- Ms. R's given me a 'Super Comments' award. Thank you so much. Ms. R....and, in true blogging tradition, let me pass it forward to- Austy, LP,Lopa,Abhilasha, Cyn,Arunima, Poo... And, right back to you too, Ms. R. When any of you leave a comment on a post, it's pretty in-depth, indicating that you really read the post. (And, if there's a one-liner comment, or just a :)(smiley), it means the post was a bore and you're just being polite....hahaha..)
I also pass it on to the balance people on my blogroll....who blog less frequently these days, but when they do, they do comment very nicely...as I always say, bloggers are basically nice people.:)
Coming up next: My first days at work,...like, how a full Co seemed to be travelling in the pantry car of Gujarat Express. ..or, how I located an apprentice technician in Baroda by just the fact that he kept a Swaminarayan Tika.:)
Joke for the day:
Cheerio, till the next time.