Thursday, July 06, 2006
PATENT FOR TEARS?
There is a saying in thamizh, "PombaLa sirichaa poachu" which means "If a woman laughs - it spells doom".
I think, "PombaLa azhudhaa poachu" (If a woman cries - hell breaks loose). Everyone is willing to believe a woman who is crying. Not every, but many women use these tears as a weapon. A weapon of believability. And fools (men and women) fall for them.
On a larger scale, women are generally "expected" to cry. And it is "understandable" when they cry. But men are not "meant" to cry. It is "unmanly". Am I the only one that did not laugh at Kapil Dev when he broke down on BBC, and did not guffaw at Vinod Kambli when he cried his way back to the pavilion in the 1996 World Cup semi-final?
Who are the people who made these atrocious rules?