Monday, January 16, 2006

A simple tale of a dimple

So it was one of my colleague's last day in the company on Friday. She was going around the whole office taking pictures with all of us.

Now here's the thing about me having my picture taken.

I always have the exact same reaction.

Step 1 - The moment the flash goes off, I get all fidgety, jump up and down and go, "SHOW ME!! SHOW ME!!"

Step 2 - I look at the photo, examine myself first, and then the others in the photo.

Step 3 - If I like myself in it, I say, "Email it to me, okay? Don't forget!" And I send a million reminder sms messages to the hapless person who took the photo but hasn't found time to email it yet.

Step 4 - If I hate myself in it, irrespective of how good the others look, I hold the camera gently, put on my most seductive/sweetest (depending on whether it's a guy or a girl) smile and whisper, "So which one's the 'delete' button?"

Step 5 - If Step 4 doesn't work, I bring the roof down. "Gosh, I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it! Delete it!!!!!!! Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!" And I sulk until the photo is finally deleted.


Back to my story. So after my colleague set the timer, ran to pose with us, and the flash went off, I immediately went, "SHOW ME!! SHOW ME!!"

I looked at the photo. What was that??? I looked again. There it was!

The third colleague in the photo asked, "So how is it?"

"Oh my gawddd!" I exclaimed.

"What???"

"I HAVE A FREAKIN' DIMPLE???" I exclaimed.

Both of them started laughing uncontrollably.

I was amazed. For 25 freakin' years no one told me I had a dimple???? And how had I missed it, man? I guess because however whacko-nuts I am, I don't smile at myself in the mirror. (Actually, sometimes I do... hehe!) But how did I miss it in all the photos?? And dearest family and friends of mine, how come you guys never told me??? :O

All my life, I had wanted a dimple.
Not the Preity Zinta's in-your-face kinds (ok ok chill now, guys, don't shoot me down!), but the 'subtly-appears-only-when-you-smile' kind. I had even thought of putting it down in my next life's must-have list.

But there it was. In this very life. The dimple I'd always wanted.

I'm still reeling from the surprise.

Just when you think you know yourself fully, a dimple slaps you on the cheek.

Lesson learnt -- What you'd always wanted was with you all this while, you just did not notice it.




44 comments:

American Pi said...

me first

American Pi said...

are u sure it is a dimple? How come we never saw it before? Are you sure the dimple is not on the camera screen?

The Girl Who Sold The World said...

NOOOOOO!!! American pie came first!HMPH!
Officially, I'm the silver medal winner. Now, lemme read. :D

Sayesha said...

#American Pie,
See?? See?? Even you guys did not notice in spite of us hanging out all the time! Will email you that particular photo, and you will see for yourself why I was so surprised! :O

#The Girl,
Arre yaar yeh Amrikan tujhse jeet gaya? Dhikkar hai! :D Ok padh le padh le! :)

The Girl Who Sold The World said...

Haha...congratssssssss!!! Where's the party? Throw a lavish one...occassion(sp?): Sayesha's dimple-discovery day! (or rather, Bhai's dimple-discovery day:P)
I have a 'subtly-appears-only-when-you-smile' kind dimple too!!! YAY!!! Is a dimple that precious?:P


Lesson learnt -- What you'd always wanted was with you all this while, you just did not notice it.
Hmmm...you mean there are chances that my brains are there with me...???

The Girl Who Sold The World said...

And apologies to "pi" for making him "pie"...from mathematics to cuisine! HA!

Aethyr said...

hmmm...one day one of my friends friend told me..whom i met for the first time,u have dimple.. and i was like what the!!i dont have
u must be seeing things..

she said no u have. and suddenly u feel so exalted...isn't it.

and i have nicknamed u as prozac..u know what it is..antidepressant.

Eclectic Blogger said...

Sample sayesha abhi se Dimple sayesha..

Anonymous said...

You didn't know you had a dimple???? Wow...am amazed

Rays Of Sun said...

DIMPLY SAYESHA

//I get all fidgety, jump up and down and go, "SHOW ME!! SHOW ME!!"//

Thats ME!:O

lil _kath said...

Hey Kawaii Zinta^_^ hehe...what time your not in hyperactive mode?don't tell me only when you're sleeping?haha..i can imagine how you look like when you're shouting "show me ,show me..chooo cutee^_~

Vikram H said...

i have only heard of pimples suddenly surprising people, but never a dimple! ;)

priya said...

i realised i have a dimple only aftr my grandfather pointed it out a few yrs back!!i was like "i do???"
can comprehend ur shock girl.. was right there in ur place!!

..p..

Suds said...

First of all Congrats.. And second of all u are so funny.. U had dimple and did not know it.. hehehe. cool. enjoy...

!xobile said...

you are so evil in photo maamlaas!

and ya!
good lesson... :D

raven said...

dhichkyauuuun!! (hollywood watchers read: bang!!)

waise yeh tha preity zinta ke baare me bura sochne ka. agli baar goli seedha seene mein lagegi!

Lalit Singh said...

Mole on chin... and now the dimple
hmmmmmm....
Mere ko bhi bhej na pic

Rohit Talwar said...

baat batane kya tareeka hai! wah! *dimple wali feeling*

tinku said...

Sayesha vo dimple nahin pimple hai, thoda sa clearasil le aur chep de apne gaal pe, na rahega pimple aur na rahega dimple =))

Le issi baat pe ek sher sun..

Vo jo teri thuddi pe til hai,
vo til nahin kisi ashiq ka jala hua dil hai;
aur vo jo tere gaal pe dimple hai,
vo dimple nahin pimple hai!

=))

Tinku

Negative Creep said...

Wow, how can someone not know they have a dimple?? that's just plain weird...

Oh, and congrats... lol

educatedunemployed said...

Lesson learnt -- What you'd always wanted was with you all this while, you just did not notice it.
So well said,and some times so true..

L said...

The lesson learnt is the good part..!!

I sometimes wonder if u decide the lesson before u decide the story..:)

LOL

Vikram said...

You wanted dimples?? I want to get rid of them... sheesh. Take away mine, if you can... please. :P

And...

//I bring the roof down. "Gosh, I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it! Delete it!!!!!!! Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!" And I sulk until the photo is finally deleted.//

Women - So predictable (sigh)

Sayesha said...

#The Girl,
Tu bhi na! Har cheez par party chahiye?! :D

//Is a dimple that precious?:P

Yeah, but only when you think that you don't have it. :)

//you mean there are chances that my brains are there with me...???

Mushkil hai... microscope se dekhna hoga...

//And apologies to "pi" for making him "pie"

Feel free to call him anything, my dear! He's given me way too many nicknames to mind! ;)

#Aethyr,
//and suddenly u feel so exalted...isn't it.

Yeah man! The freakin world can go buy oil (duniya jaaye tel lene) I have a dimple!!! :D

// i have nicknamed u as prozac..u know what it is..antidepressant.

Whoa! Honoured :)

#Eclectic,
Ya allah! Yeh toh sample ke peechhe hi pad gaya! :)

#Anon,
//You didn't know you had a dimple????

No, I didn't! You mean you knew it?? You know me??

#ROS,
Hahahaha! Soul sisters hain... common characteristics toh honge hi :)

#Little Kathy,
//what time your not in hyperactive mode?

Hee hee! :P But trust me, you don't wanna see me sad and depressed, not a pretty sight... :)

#Vik H,
//i have only heard of pimples suddenly surprising people, but never a dimple! ;)

A lot of things happen to us for the first time! :)

#Priya,
See see see?? I told you guys! I'm not the only weird one! :D

#Suds,
Hahaha! Kya karein yaar, every day is a new discovery :)

#Ze Exagge,
//you are so evil in photo maamlaas!

I'm evil in all maamlas my dear! For further details, visit your own blog! ;)

#Raven,
I knew it I knew I knew it! That you would pick only on that! :D

#Lalit,
Hahahahaha! Abhi toh mulaqat hui hai, dosti toh ho jaane do, photo-shoto baad mein dekh lenge :)

#Rohit,
Hahahaha! :)

#Tinku,
Get your concepts right, yaar! A pimple is convex, a dimple is concave. Surely I can tell the difference.

About your shayari... well, let's just say I like the first two lines... uske baad kuchh khaas pasand nahin aaya hamein...

*Sayesha looks at her nails coyly*

#Negative,
//how can someone not know they have a dimple?? that's just plain weird..

Hi, I'm Sayesha. Weird. Mujhse dosti karoge?

#Educated,
Yeah man... every little thing seems to have a deeper meaning that we would think..

#L,
//I sometimes wonder if u decide the lesson before u decide the story..:)

Eeeeesh!!! NO! Lesson was an afterthought as I was typing out my dimple story :)

#Viks,
//You wanted dimples?? I want to get rid of them... sheesh.

You have dimples??? You have dimples??? Hahahahaha! Chal mil gaya tera nick! Dimple Kabadia!!! Muahahahaha! :D

//Women - So predictable (sigh)

I think I'm gonna do another predictable sulking routine here... :(

Mana le bhidu warna aaj teri khair nahin! :)

tinku said...

Phir se check kar! Mujhe pura yakeen hai vo pimple hi hai. Aur agar fir bhi vo dimple hai then u are getting fat!! Abey yaar ab achanak se dimple kaise ugg jayega tere gaal pe, pimple hi ugega =))

Is that pimple or are u getting FAT? :/

Tinku

tinku said...

ya fir apne hotchpotch ya hopscotch jo bhi hai...uss blog pe photo chipka apni. mujh ko dekhni hai!

Tinku

Sayesha said...

#Tinku ke bache ke baap,

If Sayesha didn't like you so much na, kaan ke neeche ek bajaake deti!

I'm getting fat?? Mera travelogue hotch-potch hai?? Hmmmph!

Ullu dimple 'uga' nahin, nazar aaya hai... maybe it's the way I was smiling in that photo... or whatever... I don't care, I have a dimple! Tu baaki duniya ke saath ja tel lene! Hah! :)

Tu bhi na... ek mauka nahin chhodta insult karne ka! :/ As if pre-school se mere saath padhai kar raha hai! :/

Harshi said...

Wow Sash...lovely!
Dimples are totally charming. :-)

I did check in the mirror just now. Gave the biggest smile, and searched and searched....:-)).

I am the same here. I so don't want the picture existing if I don't look good in it! Hahaaa.

chitra said...

Photo dikhao na ... :)

NIRMAL said...

Its human tendency i guess.
even i have done that so many times. infact u have reminded many of us.

probably i like myself more as in i may be a narcissict to like myself in pictures.

and a very good moral..

Reghu said...

hehe, I thot the dimple of urs is as obvious as the mark on ur chin... :) funny u never noticed!

tinku said...

HAHAHAHAHA! chal maan liya vo pimple nahin dimple hi hai and you are not fat but phat! tu bindaas reh! :p

Tinku

Anonymous said...

And do we get to see that pic?? ;)
Cheers
Prince

Raj said...

I am the most unphotogenic person ever so I dont ask people to delete the pics. I have just accepted the fact :(

It is kind of strange that nobody told you abt ur dimple. Sad too :P

So a spot has opened up in your next-life's must haves, i see :)

trups said...

//A pimple is convex, a dimple is concave.

wah ekdum sahi boli aap sayesha ji. bah forget it some ppl are juss J! you enjoy ur new-found-but-wou-didnt-know-it-existed dimple!

PuNeEt said...

Lesson learnt -- What you'd always wanted was with you all this while, you just did not notice it
lolzzzzzz tat was sooo sweet

it took u 25yrs lolzzzzzzz
itni dhyaan se photo dekhti hain...
kya dekha tune itne saalo main ;-)
lolzzz

Step 1 & Step 2 are common with me too ;-)
bt rest are not :-))

Sweet post...

Cheers

Sayesha said...

#Harshi,
Keep looking, maybe it's just shy! ;)

//I am the same here. I so don't want the picture existing if I don't look good in it!

Hehehe... and even if others are looking good in it! :P

#Chitra,
I actually thought I'd crop and upload, but now it's too late, time for the next post! :)

#Nirmal,
Welcome to Sayeshaz! :)
I think we're all narcissists on some levels. :)

#Reghu,
WHAT??? You knew about it??? Dude, we've been friends for years now! You knew and I didn't???!! :O

#Tinku,
I hope you mean the K3G wala PHAT = Pretty, Hot And Tempting. Warna maar khayega! :D

#Prince,
Haha! No we don't. :P

#Raj,
//So a spot has opened up in your next-life's must haves, i see :)

Whoa, that's something I never thought about... hmmm... gotta think of what I want... :)

#Trupsster,
Haha! Yeh Tinku bhi na! Ladki se jealous hota hai! :D

#Puneet,
Hey long time! Kahan they janaab? Time for another wardrobe rehaul kya? ;)

Thanks! :)

atul lakhotia said...

congrats!! u discovered u new thing about urself in so many years...DIMPLY SAYESHA!!

Sayesha said...

#Atul,
Haha, thanks thanks! :)

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Bivas said...

reminded me of Chandler Bing and his photograph problem ;-)
btw...nice lesson at the end :D

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