Friday, March 02, 2007

  • You feel the wind. Really feel it.
  • You realize just how many times you would fidget with it (A lot.)
  • Most people who know you will do a double take. But some won't even notice until much later.
  • You will do double takes in the mirror.
  • The strangest people will call you names.
  • People who have threatened you with dire consequences if you ever did it, will basically just say "whatever" and get on with life.
  • Most of the time you'll forget you've done it, until you see yourself in the mirror or touch it.
  • When you imagine how you look, you won't imagine that you've done it.
  • In a shower you quickly realize why it evolved in humans in the first place - to keep suds out of your eyes.
Things you notice after shaving your head for the first time...

6 comments:

Jean Valjean said...

Pic please...how are yor parents reacting to this?...I got a lot of shit from them because of the religious implications..."koi mar gaya kya?"

Hob Gadling said...

Yeah I haven't told them yet, precisely because of the religious implications... Pic shall be forthcoming.

Katie said...

What religious implications?

Ms. Non Sequitur said...

POST A PIC POST A PIC

Hob Gadling said...

Religious implications being that in Hinduism there are only a few special occasions in which you shave your head:
1. During your thread ceremony which happens when you are 8 or so (I didn't shave mine during that..)
2. After a visit to a major temple like Tirupati, where you sacrifice your hair to God (haven't done that either)
3. If your dad dies....

It's the last one which usually prevents a lot of people from doing this. It's like it might bring misfortune or something.

And I'll post a pic when someone takes a good one!

Anonymous said...

cool.. pic please..

Priya