So, its almost time for my engagement, and my family (including the soon-to-be extended one) arm-twisted me into agreeing to take a facial. I frankly thought to myself, must be a simple procedure where someone slathers some cream-sheem to my face and pampers me. But Oh! What horror of horrors awaited me!!

Scene1: (It’s 9.00am) I am shaving, and taking meticulous precautions in not cutting the varied pimples on my face. Believe it can be very painful to cut your face in such a scenario.

Scene2: (It’s 7.30pm) I head towards the beauty saloon with some trepidation having never been inside one of these saloons. I sit on the chair and inform the masseuse what all needs to be done.

Scene3: (It’s 9.30pm) The poor man is pricking away at all my pimples, blood and tears are flowing from my face. Irfan (that’s his name) is informing me that this is for my own good … yeah right!! My blood (or whatever thats left of it) is seething to a boil. Grrrrr! The chair’s arms provide a hard and cold solace against the needle’s sharp point.

Scene4: (It’s 10.30pm) My face has been brutally mutilated, with open wounds across the face, it feels like what the Mumbai stadium feels like after Shiv Sainiks have romped across the pitch.

I reach home, my cell has been constantly ringing off its hook, but in the pain endeavored moments, I could not pick them up. It’s my fiance, … “Honey, how was the facial?”

Sometimes I really wonder at the suffrage that women go through, or do they like doing these things? I think it prepares them for the pain during the delivery phase. I for one have decided that this was the last facial that I ever had. No more, no more … cholbe na ye na cholbe!!

17 thoughts on “Facial”

  1. lol… kida this is fun. I have been through all the grind during my marriage. And believe me, it took them 3 sittings of 4-5 hrs each to make me fairer. :-D

    Anyway, women are meant for it. Think about it when they allow hot wax to be applied on their legs, put a cloth and rip apart the hair in one go… (eek…!) and yet fear a tiny lizard on the wall.

    Take it or leave it… you will go again. “Badhhu maja aawse”

  2. I liked the way you have written your experience…but i guess will make it sure you dont have to go thru same torture;)

  3. @mayur – i think you are right. But ill resist and will go down fighting!!
    @amit – trust me, you will be where i am sitting in some years
    @harshu – baghuya haaan :)

  4. Woohoo.. so shaadi ka preps.. all the best..

    I got facial for my engagement.. couldnt feel my face skin for a while… didnt venture out to the salon for the marriage though.. and the photos came out better :D

  5. err…

    my mom and sis forced me to get my first facial some 8 months back,when there was a family do…
    gosh!! I should’ve guessed facials are to be done when people judge you on face value [:D]
    you think it’ll work when a guy has a job interview the next day?

  6. @sudhir – not if you have a face like me .. the next day I had a semi glowing skin with pockmarks and puncture marks all over :) .. I am a strong proponent AGAINST these facials!!

  7. So now you know pal, the grit it takes for women to look pretty and all that!!!

    And congratulations on the engagement!

  8. In the movie “The Dark Knight” no one gets to know how joker got his face. I just got to know one probable way.

    Congrats dude

  9. WTH!!

    I stood firm during my wedding. Didn’t even allow anything on my face during the reception and here you are taking a facial for an engagement!! Didn’t expect you to cave in Kida! :-)

  10. Reasons, I say!! Agree that deep down you wanted a facial yourself!! Man, whats with this addiction towards fairness? :p

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