Thursday, July 06, 2006

Why I Laugh When I Dine Out

Stupidity often amuses me. When I see a girl who spends all her time trying to pull her shirt down because her pant is too low, I laugh silently in my head.

Last night, I was out for dinner. At the adjacent table were a guy and a girl. For the entire course of the meal, the girl had little on her mind other than the level that her T-shirt was being raised behind her back when she leaned forward. Of course, with a shirt as short -- and jeans as loose -- as what she was wearing, anyone sitting behind her could be forgiven for thinking she'd forgotten to dress at all. Every three seconds she would reach behind her to yank her shirt down. And every three seconds I would laugh.

Don't get me wrong here. I'm not against "dressing indecently" in public. I'm not against public exposure of skin. I am not against "aping Western fashions". I would be most pleased if more people wore less clothing. I think people attire themselves too heavily in this country as it is and I would support any effort to remedy that. I don't even have anything against people who spend their dates fretting about the level of their T-shirts -- to each his or her own. I just find the last case very funny.

I mean, if you are going to be so conscious about how much (or what) you might be revealing, then doesn't it make more sense to pass on those loose jeans and wear something slightly more concealing? Is it really that important to try to effect a "cool" look at the cost of enjoying your date? Or do such people believe that their purpose on Earth is to humor diners at neighboring tables? I am puzzled.

It's the way they do it too that tickles me. They'll look furtively all around to see if anyone is watching, and then quietly reach behind their backs for the "adjustment move". Unfortunately for them, someone normally is looking. But now it's a matter of letting them see you make the adjustment or letting them stare at your butt crack for a while, so the girl mostly chooses the lesser evil and makes the adjustment anyway.

Indian girls seem to like imitating the West so far as wearing loose jeans is concerned, but I think they need to realize that the reason that loose jeans became so popular in the West is because it's actually fashionable to exhibit one's underwear! Until then there's going to be a lot of awkward dates and more laughs for me.

6 comments:

ruj said...

hey read ur blog after very long..good going ...

Bheekling said...

Hilarious post, truly hilarious :D

Anand said...

haha!
i soo agree with u..and its hilarious how the "college crowd" these days dresses more for pelasing others than being comfortable themselves!!!
Have seen so many instances where girls wear short skirts and then keep pulling it focussing all their attention on how thier sitting that they can neither enjoy the company nor the occasion!

_ð!®†ß¤¥ said...

Dont we miss Ravi's shamelessness in this regard??

Anonymous said...

they're not "loose" jeans.. they're "low-waist"

CreditCouturier said...

Which is more these low waist jeans are no good for a girls health. ((( And if your figure is not for this type of clothing it looks awful.