20 September 2006

Have Pity on the Bald Man

I am a poor soul, I am. You know why? Well, I'll tell you why.



They made me shave off my hair!!! For the play. I had to get it shaved off. At first I thought it would be cool. But the moment I saw the finished product at the local barber's shop, I knew it was a mistake. A big one. One that would take months to rectify. It was end July.

It got worse!!! The director told me to cultivate a band of hair around the back of my head. So that I looked balding instead of bald. So until the 16th of September, I regularly shaved a circular patch on the top of my head and left it to grow.

It was painstaking. I had to cover my head wherever I went. At first with a horrible dark blue bandana. Then with a fisherman's cap. I had to fight to enter an ATM cause they have rules about headgear.

You know what was even worse? Not one person in the audience at any given performance believed that the real thing was on display. They thought I had a latex skull cap on. Imagine! Here's me, the poor dedicated actor, going through all this pain and personal humiliation so that I looked authentic on stage, and people didn't even acknowledge the effort. Woe is me!

And now starts the painful process of rehabilitation. I just shaved off the band of hair I'd cultivated. But now I'm faced with scores of wierd homonids who, at the very first glance of me, express an overwhelming desire to stroke my pate. They finger it as if it were an exotic animal. They make wondrous comments about it among themselves. "It feels strange," they say. Yeah right. THEY feel strange. How bout poor little freak-show me? I feel like I should be in a circus. At least I'd get paid when people stroked my head!!

O, have pity on me...

9 comments:

  1. ROFL
    You look good (mmph)
    Try this on for a permanent look! ;)

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  2. hahahahah drama queen.

    We all made sacrifices u know.

    Were u tormented by a sexy nurse you could never be???

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  3. ok, who is this sexy nurse you were tormented by? that dhanji fellow? lol

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  4. but darlin, it is cool..n its supposed to b good luck...lol

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  5. HAHAHAHAHAAHAHHAHAHA...'hah hah hah...ha...hahahahaahahaha......sigh....phew.......hahahHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHa.....man..wait ...oh man...AHHAHAHAHHAA...ok enough..HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA...hhahaa hahaa hha ha..

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  6. HAHAHAHAHAAHAHHAHAHA...'hah hah hah...ha...hahahahaahahaha......sigh....phew.......hahahHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHa.....man..wait ...oh man...AHHAHAHAHHAA...ok enough..HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA...hhahaa hahaa hha ha..

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  7. gurgaon ka langda tyagi.

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  8. You need to start looking like that again, NOW!

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  9. heh heh.. you remember how pisses you were when i pulled off the cap in college.. jeez.. that was one of like two times that i've been scared of you... hehe

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