Looks.

Today was one of those monotonous mornings, however with a surprise element. On our way to office, sis and myself happened to sight an individual riding a 2 wheeler. As this person was ahead of us at first we could just see from the back. We started debating on whether it was a he/she for obvious reasons.

We had to halt at the signal with the seconds counting down from 120 (Yes! some traffic signals are a complete 2 minute wait here in Bangalore) and our converstation continued.

Look at that neatly permed long hair - I definitvely said it should be SHE.

After a moment I noticed the way he/she was sitting and riding the bike - pretty straight and macho - I redefined my statement and said it was a HE for sure.

Now, with a body hugging Tee and a skin tight jeans which had a floral print on the pockets. - What do you say I questioned?

- Both me and sis in chorus said "It's a SHE". (Also to add the helmet worn was so girlish!)

The seconds blink 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 .. and we zoom a little ahead of this person only to notice the moustache and beard beautifying his looks.

Oh my God! We bursted out laughing. No we were not laughing at his cost but the way we were debating and how confident we were on our conclusion.

Its not the first time such a thing has happened. We've been deceived with looks hell lotta time. How about you?

24 comments:

Sujatha Sathya said...

hahahha yes this has happened with me too. some of them from the back can totally confuse us :)
but this guy toh was heights - permed, long hair, tight T & jeans etc etc!
usually its the posture/the way they sit holding the handle that gives away whether the person is he/she. otherwise, clothes, footwear, hair, helmet are not markers anymore :))

mannbikram said...

:) looks can be decieving ... Way back in 2001 before i cut my hair , I use to put them in a pony tail sometimes and my hair were very long .. reminded me of that :)

Bikram's

Sum said...

Many many times! And esp with me and my sis debating like this!! Remembered some of those instances :)

Muhammad Israr said...

hahahaha.... so another lesson in life..never trust looks :)

Insignia said...

I had written a fiction long ago on my blog on similar lines. Though it was tagged as a fiction; it acually happened with a friend of mine. He had a long flowing hair and he was a victim of a guy chasing him on bike :)

IRFANUDDIN said...

hahaaa.....DIKHAAWE PE NA JAAO, APNi AQAL LAGAAO.....:))

A said...

Hahaha :)))) I assume the facial hair were long enough to reach to this conclusion....

Rachna said...

Oh yes, I've faced such situations too. I remember a chikna faced man who looked like a beautiful woman :).

KParthasarathi said...

There has been no mix up of gender. But what looked like a young lady turning out to be an old woman is a frequent occurence.It doesn't happen with men.Why?

Harman said...

lolz..very interesting..
it would be fun guessing the person!
you can never be assured from the rear view.

L KRUPAA said...

Hmmm. Interesting. While it sheer fun for us, the unsuspecting character would be left wondering at what we were laughing. Such confusions do happen and are worth a laugh(but in the right perspective)

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

@Sujatha: Yes, I know markers are no more the markers..

@Bikram: Would like to have a before and after photo of yours on your blog... Kidding.. However I know its a personal choice to groom one's self.

@Sum: Ha ha ha.. More like we did..:)

@Muhammad Israr: This is one of those every day learning episodes... :)

@Insignia: Oh no that's hilarious a situation indeed. Getting chased by a guy only to figure out to be another guy... ha ha ha.. I had thought this only happened in films.. Naaa. You proved me wrong. The post on your blog was a good read too.

@Irfan: Rightly said..

@A: he he he :) Yes of course! Pretty decently long enough.

@Rachna: That's a common sight out here in Bangalore. Every traffic signal has a bunch of them knocking the car doors or patting the shoulder if riding a bike.. Phew! - Their galis in case you dont hand them a decent sum.. I actually dont give them any. But with looks so stunning, some can even participate in the Miss India pageant I bet you!

@KParthasarathi : Oh ya that's another part of getting deceived.. Hmmm probably the dressing sense makes the difference. If an old lady dresses up in a best fit gown obvious to get confused. However men have very less options in this regard I guess.

@Harman: Yes such fun incidents keeps the smiles on our faces alive, amidst the traffic hurdles we cross each day.

@Krupaa: Ha ha ha:) Yes of course for the right perspective dear.

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kavita said...

Happened to me once back in school :the whole class stood up greeting 'Good morning sir' to our new teacher in safari suit .In minutes we realized it was 'madam'.

Anonymous said...

LoL, too much. I have an experience on a slightly different note. Four of us (classmates) came to Pune and joined the same company. None of us owned any vehicle so we used to roam around in Autorikshaws, it was often not so cost-effective as one Auto would carry only 3 people. On one such day, 4 of us wanted to go out, so we decided to hire an auto.

Me: (to an auto wallah) Will you take us to XYZ place?
Autowalla: But there are 4 of you, I will take only 3 blah blah blah..
Me: (Pointing at one of us, say X) See, but he is a small kid, that makes it 3 adults and a kid
Autowalla: (nodding in agreement) baitho..

After reaching XYZ place, my friend X was furious at me that I made him a kid. I said ok, if you disagree let's try the same while going back. While going back home, we tried the same idea making Mr. X a kid for another autowalla, and he too agreed and took us home. Mr. X was speechless, in few hours, he was reduced from an adult to a kid :)

--
Mahesh.

Sourabh K Rao said...

ha ha...this happens so very often in blore.... i find gals on bikes bullets .... somehow the backside isn't that convincing....

Mishi said...

haha yeah It always happens..;p

Spicy Sweet said...

Lol. Happens so many times.
We also try guessing on the way the car is driven. :D

Nice that you made us laugh. Good write-up!

Anonymous said...

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@kavita: ha ha ha:) Madam sir bangayi!

@Mahesh: That's a very nice incident. Thanks for sharing your experience. Kiddo your friend felt so bad . I would have been happy to be called younger than what I am...

@Sourabh K Rao: Yeah exactly, especially when you guess one and it turns out to be the other...

@Mishi: Well hope you're doing absolutely fine now. hmmm happens..

@Spicy Sweet: Yeah that's another angle to the story. Lady drivers especially the one who has just learnt to step on the road.. :) My pleasure you kind of enjoyed it.

subtlescribbler said...

Hehe! looks more often than not r deceiving specially when r too confident about it!


sarah

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Dont believe all that you see

debajyotighosh said...

not sure whether to post a comment here or not. may be I sud hide my profile pic before doing that. nice post though.

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

@subtlescribbler: Yeah right..
@Shrinidhi Hande: So be careful:)
@Debajyothighosh: Well I'd like to see the picture and then comment:) Anyways welcome to my space..

Rajendra Raikwar said...

great efforts

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

@Rajendra Raikwar: Thank you.

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