Monday, 1 December 2014

Will You Shave...Please?

This post is in response to blogger Nandini Deka's tag for the #WillYouShave campaign. Her humorous take on shaving, or rather, not shaving gave me giggles galore, and I could not help but laugh imagining God, the almighty, wringing his hands in exasperation as all the not-so-eligible womenfolk dump the idea of marrying an unshaven God, and decide to head back to earth instead. God's grand swayanwar, which was planned as a heavenly event turns into a dumb squib instead. 


In my last post about the importance of shaving and grooming, I had written about a true incident where a so called blind date borne out of a matrimonial website goes awry when the groom-to-be Sarthak turns up unshaven, sporting a shabby stubble. The bride-to-be Snigdha is clearly not impressed and this first impression leaves her in doubt about how to proceed  further regarding this matchmaking effort by her parents. 

Now many of you would say how important is shaving in determining how good or bad a person is. Indeed. But imagine going out for a formal meeting, employing extra efforts in putting your clothes and looks together, only to find that the other person has a pretty lethargic and casual approach towards what you considered formal and important, so much so that he does not even bother to get rid of his unkempt stubble before dragging himself down for the meet.

Stubble trouble
So our lady Snigdha was naturally dejected that Sarthak came in looking so ungroomed, and this showed on her face. Sarthak too could sense something was amiss, the chemistry they had developed over phone calls was missing now when they sat facing each other.

The small talk between them too sounded forced, and this got Sarthak thinking.
'Is something wrong, Snigdha? Am I missing something?' he asked in a concerned voice, since he had taken a liking to the lovely looking girl sitting in front of him.

'Umm...nothing...just that your beard is...well, do you always keep it this way?', she asked in a matter-of-fact tone.
', not at all! I prefer the neat, clean shaven look! This is just for an amateur play I am performing in. It's scheduled for Saturday evening.'

Snigdha heaved a sigh of relief! 'Thank God! You will look much more handsome without this stubble! Once the play is staged, will you then shave it off please?' she laughed, her cheeks blushing a deep red.

This post is a part of #WillYouShave activity at Blogadda, in association with Gillette.

I tag my blogger friends –

Nandini Deka, who writes at 
Nandini Speaks,
Swarna Rao, who blogs at Swarna's Diary, and
Khushboo Motihar, who writes at Munni of all Trades to share their take on #WillYouShave activity. The word limit is 300 words. When you write, please mention that you picked the tag from me.

Here are the suggested prompts for the write-ups –

For men - 
  • Missed chances - Stories or instances where you missed out on an opportunity because of a non-shaven face.
  • Luck of confidence - Will you leave your fate in the hand of destiny or will you step up and say yes to a well-groomed face to be your best every day.
For ladies - 
  • An instance when stubble came in the way of a man's chance to make a good impression.
  • An instance when a well-groomed look ensured that they stuck gold on an opportunity given to them.

This post is a part of #WillYouShave activity at Blogadda, in association with Gillette.
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