Smile (Properly) Please!

1 Jul

Last night, I was pleasantly surprised when I learned that our temporary
cook had made Phirni for dessert. It was with great caution that I laid
hands upon the dish, courtesy the numerous disasterous preparations I’ve
sampled before. Disasterous because the receipes centered around the
interests of none other than diabetic patients!
Anyway, so yesterday, I sampled his receipe and boy was I delighted! It was
finger lickin’ good!
So I made it a point, when I crossing the kitchen, to drop off a
compliment. It was a brief compliment just as I was fleeting past him. He
only just registered my comment, and I only just registered the smile that
spread across his face along with a very humble “Thank you”. The smile
resembled that of, one could say, an 8-year old girl who has been
complimented for a dance performance that she had been working very hard
towards perfecting. It was extremely heart-warming. One could easily sense
how pleased he was with the feedback. 12 hours later, I’m at office,
feeling extremely drowsy!
So I step out into the corridor for a cup of tea to invigorate me a little
bit (and end up having two).
While re-entering, I flash my access card to the detector and proceed to
push the door open, but strangely enough, it seems to swing open by itself.
Still a bit drowsy and confused, I see that one of the members of the team
I’m working with, is responsible for the “automatic” door. This one is the
same fellow that I had psycho-analysed some days ago.
He sees me and flashes this HUGE smile, which is strange because he’s never
ever even looked me in the eye before or spoken to me, and I’ve returned
that gesture.
So coming back to the smile… Well, before I proceed on that bit, let me
analyse him a bit more. No, not like last time. This time, I’m talking
about obvious facts. Fact one is that he has a long, extremely pointed
nose. It’s the only thing that ruins an otherwise respectable face. Fact
two is that inspite of being rather fit and all, he’s got this sagging
double chin which makes no sense and has no business being there, ruining
his appearance.
So this fellow is standing before me, holding the door open for me and
flashing a wide smile. A wide, <em>toothless</em> smile!
A wide, toothless smile bound by a long, pointed nose above it and a
sagging double chin right below. Help me!
Like GEEZ, why can’t he show some teeth (not too many, not too few, just
the right quantity) to abate the negative impact of the nose and the chin?
Why is it that people can’t even practice their smile in the mirror on
every other morning, so that they don’t look atrocious when they beam down
and unsuspecting folks like me? Why can’t they be a little more aware of
what they look like? And why, oh why, can’t I find better things to give a
damn about than this?
Some questions simply cannot be answered!

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14 Responses to “Smile (Properly) Please!”

  1. BlueMist July 1, 2009 at 7:35 pm #

    Your this post reminded me of this ad “kya aap close up karate hai ? ”

    LOL

    and it was indeed nice of you to compliment your cook. not many do that genuinely.

  2. Meghana Naidu July 1, 2009 at 8:52 pm #

    i know what you need. you need to finish a project submission, (note: i study architecture), write a theory exam AND blog with feverish enthusiasm all on the same day
    That’ll cure ya.

    “Of chin ups and toothless smiles” What has the world come to. *shakes head with despair*

    and yeah yeah, nice of you to make the cook smile, etc etc etc

    ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜›

  3. unsungpsalm July 1, 2009 at 9:02 pm #

    *BlueMist
    Lol, loved that ad!!
    Oh, he truly deserved it! As I said, it was Yum!

    *Meghana
    Oh geez, you’re a superwoman!
    I’d procrastinate the project submission, if I was in your place…
    You really do look down on me a lot *annoyed smiley*

  4. Alan July 2, 2009 at 12:25 am #

    Hmmm! I wish I had a cook – especially one that makes satisfactory phirni – even if he smiles like an 8-year old girl with a long nose, multiple chins and no teeth ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. unsungpsalm July 2, 2009 at 7:25 am #

    Lol…
    Thankfully, mine doesn’t. Just like a cute 8-year old!

  6. Rani July 2, 2009 at 11:07 am #

    Ur so funny Unsusng. and so cute ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. DewdropDream July 2, 2009 at 3:13 pm #

    Well Life would need to be a beauty pageant for that. Then everyone would go to a smile specialist (not to mention a speech specialist) and things would fall into place ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. unsungpsalm July 2, 2009 at 3:38 pm #

    *Rani
    *blush blush*

    *DDD
    Well then, it should be ๐Ÿ˜›

  9. aparna July 2, 2009 at 4:14 pm #

    I remember the old saying, smile, it improves your face value.
    Nice post. Put a smile on my face.

  10. unsungpsalm July 2, 2009 at 5:52 pm #

    *Rani
    *blush blush*

    *DDD
    Well then, it should be ๐Ÿ˜›

    *aparna
    Well, I’m delighted then ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Meghana July 3, 2009 at 2:06 pm #

    I most definitely DONOT!

    i frequent this boi’s blog more than my own and dance to the songs he plays and he says i look down on him!
    *hpmh
    there is no place for goodness in this world i tell you
    *really annoyed smiley*

    and Yes “I am Superwoman”
    and my super power is the power of procrastination. in fact i can manage to put away so many things for so long a time that when its the “fifteenth hour” it all comes down in a “volcanic avalanche” ๐Ÿ˜›

  12. unsungpsalm July 3, 2009 at 4:09 pm #

    Hahaha! Somehow, I don’t buy that at all! How else could you accomplish ALL those feats that you mentioned earlier?! I’d crumble under the pressure!

  13. Meghana July 3, 2009 at 4:26 pm #

    Its the superpower! Honest. speaking of honest i notice that you didnt read my latest.

    hmmm *chintajanak*

  14. unsungpsalm July 3, 2009 at 4:45 pm #

    No ma’am, it’s one of the 23 posts I’m yet to read. Am on it now!

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