“Hey, you seem to have gained some weight”, a friend said when I met her after a break of few months.
“Really”, I looked down wondering which part … was it my tummy or the thighs … no no it must be the toes.
“Oh it’s on your face silly”
And that my friend is the story of my life. Welcome to the world of a round faced girl whose chin is always at risk. Actually, do you remember all those cheesy scenes where the Hero will delicately hold the Heroine’s chin and gaze into her eyes, singing songs of yore? Well that’s never going to happen to me. ‘Coz I don’t have a chin!! There’s the nose, a mouth and then it all lumps together joining the neck. The anatomy of human face has stuff that my face could never fathom – like my invisible eyebrows.
Or take for example jawline. I see people can have lines along the face, angled at such perfection, as if drawn with a pencil and a ruler, chiseled by God himself. In my case, he was probably drawing a circle, that too freehand. I sometimes stretch my neck and push my face forward, just to see a semblance of jawline. Unfortunately, people throw weird looks when you go around walking like an Ostrich.
My face is like a mirror. Not only it is terrible at hiding my emotions, it shows the world what I ate the previous night – ‘ohh it must be cheese filled pasta, garlic stuffed bread rolls and an Elephant’. It’s no worse than a weighing scale, even a teeny tiny increase transforms into a glorious double chin. I sometimes see a triple chin too, lurking after a filling Hot-pot dinner session with my friends.
The first place where the fat deposits make home is my face, and that’s the last place from where it will go (if that’s ever going to happen). I do planks. I do push ups. I do yoga back bends in hope that one day the skin will hug the jaws. I even tried those outrageous kiss-the-ceiling face exercises that made me look even weirder than an Ostrich.
Now you know why I don’t take selfies… I got too much swag under my chin!!
So while I wait for the jawline to appear, let me drink my rose infused green tea and be envious of all the single-chin people of this world.
Title of the post – courtesy Google