Maxi has this fascinating post on English language for the LBC Friday routine.
I however have a sneaking feeling that even she will find this appalling. Right at the end of the article, you can see how much women will be expected to spend in India to get rid of the unappealing look! Ganesha save them.
Why are women making their lives increasingly uncomfortable for themselves by obsessing about their looks, their clothes, their make up and so on?
I got my first official employment when I was eighteen and was attached to a veteran supervisor who gave me, among many other great tips, one which I have never ignored. This was way back in 1961 when trousers which were called drain pipes and shoes with pointed toes were in fashion and all young people wore them. I was young too!
The old vet took one look at my trousers and shoes and said, “young man, if you want to succeed as a salesman, get into some comfortable clothes in which you can last a ten to twelve hour shift of moving about, traveling by public transport, using public toilets etc”, and sent me home to change into what he specified, comfortable underwear and outerwear and no exceptions. He said, that I could be fashionable in the evenings but I will not be effective during working hours in uncomfortable clothes. I had enough sense to obey him rather than rebel and have never regretted it.
I have passed on that piece of wisdom to many others and I think that it did a lot of good to a lot of people.
Can’t some veterans advise these young women?
After the post went live, I got a forward which I think is synchronicity working overtime for me. Please patiently read this remarkable piece of writing.