Friday, September 14, 2012

57. HAIR GEL.


“Then  I was a kid,” Umesh said opening his archives ‘down the memory lane’.

“When I go to our bathroom, I see a lot of beauty culture stuff that belonged to my sisters. I used to experiment with them in secret.”

“Once, a bottle with a picture of a beautiful gloss head of hair on the label attracted my attention. I managed to read the word H-A-I-R with some difficulty and my mind was set to experiment with it. After a shower and drying my hair, I poured some of the stuff onto my palm and rubbed into my hair. Mmm  the smell was awesome, too. When I combed my hair, to my greatest delight, it was in total control! Wow! Just the stuff I ‘ve been looking for!”


“And after that day, I used to help myself to the magic stuff before going to school.”


“Everything was quite fine until one fateful day, a cricket ball with a bad notion, homed in on my head and drew blood. The first aid dudes of School ‘Saukyadana’ Unit carried me to the First Aid Room. They held my head over the basin and started washing my head as it was still bleeding.”


“And to everybody’s amazement foam suds appeared from my hair. And the more they washed the more  it foamed. Finally one dude asked, “What on earth did you rub into  your hair, bro? Shampoo?” Then it magically dawned on my whiz brain, that my future and reputation was riding on my answer.   So I let it ride and groaned louder to show them that my head injury was more serious than they thought, which diverted attention away from the suds and bubbles.”

“As soon as I returned home I made a beeline to the bathroom and checked the label under better perspective.”


“Yeah! The word SHAMPOO was staring at me in the eye! How could I’ve known, dude!” said Umesh.

Epilogue:

“No one knows about this, so I don’t want you make it public , okay?”
“Whew, dude, What makes you think I’d do that?”

THIS STORY WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN මට හිතෙන හැටි, MY SINHALA BLOG.

16 comments:

  1. He was definitely smarter than the IPKF soldiers who drank Sun silk egg shampoo!!

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    1. Definitely, Sarath! And this was a kid, so he can be excused, I suppose. :D

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  2. \\“Whew, dude, What makes you think I’d do that?”\\
    aaaaaaaahaaaaaa......!!!

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    1. Why dude, You got any doubts about that? :D

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    1. No Giman, I can't track him down. You know those weren't the Facebook days.

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    2. Just another victim like me. Have lost so many good friends this way

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  4. he he hee....... The same thing happened to one of my friends. I have written about it here
    http://paasatahan.blogspot.com/2012/03/blog-post_28.html

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    1. Sinndhu, I wasn't aware of පා සටහන් up to now. Oops. Dynamic also has done almost the same thing! History repeats itself! :D

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  5. Well i hope he learnt to read labels better in future...:D


    “No one knows about this, so I don’t want you make it public , okay?”
    “Whew, dude, What makes you think I’d do that?”

    Dude, i am so sure that he would be so interested to see this article. just hoping he would enjoy it as much as we did.

    awesome drawing too.... :D

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    1. Actually, they seem to have vanished into thin air. Impossible to track.
      Thanks very much for your comment.

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  6. Ha ha! I am sure reads all the labels now! You should track him down and show this post :D

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    1. Thanks a lot Muhudhu, for the comment. Yeah, you'd better read the labels.
      Well, about tracking down Padidilians seems to a wild goose chase.

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  7. Well, I myself done a mistake when my kid was young. When purchasing stuff I got a bottle of cream. And unfortunately it was a body wash milk. It was noticed when servant keep on telling "when applying this cream it foams". I felt ashamed about myself. You know at times even though we read 100 times, we could not see any difference.

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    1. Join the club, dude! I alsi made the same mistake. It's that Johnson and Johnson thing, isn't it? They look identical. So all of us used it as shower gel and I sometimes as a shaving foam.Hehe! :D

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  8. Dude,

    I am sure this guy will enjoy these posts if he gets to know about your blog.

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