JournalismPakistan.com December 5, 2013
Don’t you just loathe it when someone says you look like someone else or, more specifically, you remind them of their cousin or uncle or a friend in Australia. And you want to say, I am fine being myself, I don’t want to look like anyone else, so let it go, will you. But they don’t, they canvas support.
Hey, doesn’t he look like so and so, especially left profile, migoodness, it’s amazing. And now others are throwing in their little offerings and the person says, show your left profile, turn your face and instead of smacking him or her in the face you find yourself turning to the left as if you were a model for some artist.
Then they break it down. It’s the nose, could be the smile, no, no, no, you have it wrong, it’s the chin, the chin is common. No, it is not common, it is mine and this is getting ridiculous.
And have you noticed there is no defence against this sort of blatant robbery of your body parts, you can’t resist it because then you are not playing the game and that is not done and there is always that clever one who says, everyone has a doppelganger and the rest nod wisely at this profound observation and the convo swings to lookalikes in some part of the world and this person who started it all says, only my cousin is a little shorter otherwise you could pass for each other.
(The writer is a Senior Editorial Advisor of Khaleej Times and the paper’s former Editor. He has also been the Editor of Gulf News, Gulf Today, Emirates Today and Bahrain Tribune)
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