Thursday, April 01, 2010

And then there was hair........
Growing up, my dream was to one day get a shave in a gillete and say "gillete...the best a man can get"...not because sachin said it while i was growing up...but it seemed elegant, it seemed royal, it seemed majestic.....the rub of that foam, that splash of that clear water, that after shave that you could smell even thru the tv, that sexy female in a neglige who rubs her face against the gillete man....all these seemed like a pipe dream once.

Growing up during the "development period", realizing this was not so tough.(after all the dollar rate is above 45 even today!!) Other than the female in the neglige', I have come to realize the gillete dream. And I also was dissapointed as to how easy it was to realize.

For people who have seen the ad, if you observe keenly, not a single ad in a single country had adolocent boys or even 20-23yr old males in them. All of them had men, everyday men, men of fame, men of power, they had your father, my father.
Its not difficult to own a gillete today, you can get it off your credit card. Hell.....you can even buy the neglige' and the female off it..!!

It seems, we grew up to early my friend.....or we assumed so. We never realized when we had to tick the next box in the check list someone gave us. We never realized at 24,that we have only 2 more years to "settle". We never realized that earning equates to getting older.We never realized girls of our age look at us differently now, or that the next question would be "what are you going to do next?". We never realized answering to that with a "i dont know" is immaturity and lacking vision.
One of my friends said "our lives were spent whistling at the wrong girl". My friend...we whistled too late......
Gillete does not make a man of you,nor does your monthly payslip.Neither does it allow you to be a boy....oh no sir, ....all it asks you is..."what are you gonna do next?.."

9 comments:

pj said...

no wonder u believe those ads....

djd said...

wa something very beautiful after a while :)

Niki Nachappa said...

wht r u gonna do next,....

splash some after shave and smile...

as my post said there are no right answers..only questions some u ask and regret and others u keep to urself..

its wise to answer some and wiser not to answer..

But u can pretend :P

Adam said...

me agrees totally.. Somehow the vision of shaving in the morning, splashing on aftershave, riding a bike to work, a manly cup of coffee with hero-like side glances - this was pretty much my dream. And when it all came true, it felt like I had dreamed too little or got it too early. And now we 'men' pursue the next big thing..

So, what are you gonna do next?

Sahana said...

Throw the gillette away,boy! Stubbles are lovely.
Next,mayir pudingrathu! :P

pj said...

change ur shaving cream..!!

MC said...

Wish we had an answer for it....perhaps our next big mistake might give us the answer

Anjana R said...

there, there now.

Madisanji said...

"our lives were spent whistling at the wrong girl" whatte!