Bait

Tongue-in-cheek, Chronicus Skepticus tells us that,

I think boobs are a bad design feature. Really. I think I might’ve even been lesbian if it weren’t for boobs.

Hahahahahaha! That was so well put, I almost missed the full impact of her proclamation. I tend to agree…somewhat. Purely from the aesthetic point of view (now that the Aspirational Artist in me speaking…uh huh, spelt with capital As), the curves make for an eyeful. On the other hand, I’m with her on the rest of her statement – all the way. Never mind my unabashed admiration and my bi-curiosity, it doesn’t look like I’ll be turning lesbian anytime soon unless breast removal becomes a fad.

So yes, I think all of us might have been lesbian if we were designed differently. On the other hand, most men would have been gay if it hadn’t been for. And humankind would have died a conceptual death without ever having been conceived.

So never mind all the discomfort and getting in the way (yes men, sometime stop staring and ask a close woman friend how they really feel), forget about strap misadventures, corset asphyxiation (I’m sure a man designed these…a particularly sadistic, misogynistic man) wobble troubles and support mechanics. The damn things do serve a purpose after all.

I particularly loathe the ‘boob’ word. It reminds me somehow of the phrase ‘booby-trapped’ which brings to mind some gruesome images…never mind, let’s not even go there. Suffice to say, I don’t use such words. I just settle for the very functional and truthful…

BAIT.

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IdeaSmith is the digital doppelganger of Ramya Pandyan (intrepid train-traveller and frequent spouter of post-midnight rhymes and rants). As IdeaSmith she battles obscurity and slays boredom with her stories about men, books, digitalia and Mumbai. She performs live and also blogs, tweets, Instagrams, Facebooks, +G’s, Youtubes and Goodreads all as IdeaSmith. Ramya is a blogger, digital storyteller and spoken word performer. She also runs a forum for aspiring writers called Alphabet Sambar. Tweet-bomb her at @ideasmithy.

Posted on July 7, 2007, in Bookmarked, On a lighter note... Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. My thoughts were very limited till now, but after reading this comment – I just thought of a cow.

    I hate this blog.

    It will take sometime before I actually get turned on with a “bait” again.

    Cows… – Get out of my head!

  2. Booby-trapped…now all day i m going to imagine this weird word with gruesome images…

  3. @ DEF, Ashish: 😀 *Evil glee*

  4. very true, I’d be gay if it weren’t for boobs…

  5. hehehehhehehhe i just remembered u, me and shreya- walking into tht shop in the mall- and i was disappointed again…..I need to ask a few questions to my maker for these baits:)))

  6. Ideasmith

    This is just so wow! Baits or no baits, I might turn lesbian just admiring you, like the one who asked you to marry her right then…

    Mishi

    what????????????? cheeky, eh! and still I ask what?????

  7. @ rossoneri: Thank you for the affirmation. I hate it when men deny the obvious. 🙂

    @ Mishi, S: 😉

  8. hmm… booby-trap: also known as a bra 😀

  9. Great share! Thanks! This is really a good article very helpful!

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