Days of our Lives!

July 25, 2007

gAnder bias

Filed under: Comedy-Keemedy,Mars and Venus,My Cup of Socie-Tea,Top Draws — Santhosh @ 3:32 AM

Tuesday afternoon. Pavement in front of Shanti Sagar, Domlur. Pretty girl searching for some DVD from the DVD walla. Office going guy flipping through Akio Morita’s “Made In Japan” from the adjacent bookwalla. She looks up. He looks up. Their eyes meet. Her look turns angry while he hurriedly looks away, visibly flustered.

This is what strikes me as to how differently both sexes react to a simple situation like this. If two pairs of eyes meet, then both parties are equally to blame for whatever eye-candy theft that’s happened. Yet, the “thou is fairer” sex immediately assumes a morally superior “he was leching at me” stance, while the male member instantly goes on the defensive thinking “Oh no! She must think I was leching at her”. The irony is that the crime committed by both sides is the same and so is the evidence the jury has against them. And yet, one party instantly assumes the role of the offended and the other, of the guilty.

Seriously, try this. Sit in a Coffee Day and keep staring at a girl. She’ll soon whisper into her friend’s ear about “the pervert in the opposite table”. And if she’s with her boyfriend, boy, talk about looks that can kill! Now try and imagine a situation where the tables are turned (pun intended) and you find a girl staring at you. However now you’ll be the one who’ll become all jittery and start a mental check of what you’ve done in the last 5 minutes – zipper’s locked, no sugar crystals sticking at odd places, socks are matching… And don’t even try telling your friend about her, unless you want to become the comedy story of the week for your gang. If you’re with your girlfriend, then woe betide you; she’ll sniff out what’s happening with that beautiful nose of her’s and settle the issue with an accusatory look at you. Yes sir, you! Even if the girl in the opposite table is the one guilty, your girlfriend will in all probability conclude YOU must have done something to attract her attention.
In all this, not for a moment, not for a single freaking Kodak-clicking moment is anyone going to even dare imagine the remote possibility that the girl in the opposite table was eyeing you.

I would dearly love to see the day when a young guy takes to task two members of the fairer sex who’ve been giving him the eye, with choice phrases like “Unakku annan thambi ellam kedaiyadhu?“*, “Ne annan thambi kooda porakalai?“, “Un appavum oru ‘paiyan’ dhana!“** and a couple of men passing by give them dagger-looks, muttering “Cha, poriki ponnunga

* You don’t have any brothers?
** Your dad is also a ‘boy’ only, no?



  1. Ahahah! You are not God but only a dog!Chant Hare Krishna maha mantra and be happy!Haribol!….;-DDD

    Comment by Isvari — July 25, 2007 @ 3:35 AM | Reply

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    Comment by rodrigo — July 25, 2007 @ 4:17 AM | Reply

  3. i shud start doin wat u say da… [:P]

    Comment by crazyBugga — July 25, 2007 @ 10:23 AM | Reply

  4. Interesting post/thought! Esp. this one ;)”Cha, poriki ponnunga”

    Comment by Arun Ponniah S — July 25, 2007 @ 1:39 PM | Reply

  5. so finally finally turned on word verification i see!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous — July 25, 2007 @ 3:05 PM | Reply

  6. //”Unakku akka thangachi kedaiyadhu?” “Cha, poriki pasanga”//life la neraya pattruppa pola

    Comment by kumar — July 25, 2007 @ 7:08 PM | Reply

  7. toooo much! sathyama rolling on the floor….”un appavum paiyan daane” “cha, porikki ponninga”!!!!!!!toooo much !!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Mark IV — July 25, 2007 @ 7:47 PM | Reply

  8. @crazybuggabe my guest 😉

    Comment by santhosh — July 25, 2007 @ 9:59 PM | Reply

  9. @sapadapavi, ne innum uyiroda dhan irukiya?neways, just a way of getting back at what we’ve suffered all our life 🙂

    Comment by santhosh — July 25, 2007 @ 10:00 PM | Reply

  10. @anonyeah. isvari and rodrigo made the decision for me

    Comment by santhosh — July 25, 2007 @ 10:01 PM | Reply

  11. @kumarvittuka vittuka

    Comment by santhosh — July 25, 2007 @ 10:02 PM | Reply

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    Comment by Anonymous — July 25, 2007 @ 10:02 PM | Reply

  13. @markivheh heh,like i told, yetho nammalala mudinja kanavugal…

    Comment by santhosh — July 25, 2007 @ 10:04 PM | Reply

  14. @ santhoshYeah. Started reading blogs again (thanks to Google Reader) and even have plans to keep mine updated 😉

    Comment by Arun Ponniah S — July 25, 2007 @ 11:18 PM | Reply

  15. Boy!! this was hilarious. came here bloghopping. Would be a regular now

    Comment by vibhusha — July 27, 2007 @ 1:24 AM | Reply

  16. @sapparpom parpom – “keep mine updated” aamla 😉

    Comment by santhosh — July 28, 2007 @ 4:16 PM | Reply

  17. @vibhushathe risk is all yours

    Comment by santhosh — July 28, 2007 @ 4:17 PM | Reply

  18. lol @ un appavun oru payyan dhane! Really nice! 🙂

    Comment by Wanderer — July 30, 2007 @ 5:42 PM | Reply

  19. @wandererthankoo thankoo!!!

    Comment by santhosh — August 2, 2007 @ 2:53 AM | Reply

  20. sititng with my laptop, alone in my room, laffing my heart out, I know i look like an idiot,but not able to control my self, u r d best! keep it going1

    Comment by nayana — December 16, 2008 @ 4:35 AM | Reply

  21. ha ha hamy frnd forwarded me this link and ve been literally laughing out loud for d last 30 mints

    Comment by vinita — December 18, 2008 @ 6:51 PM | Reply

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